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The sewing machine in the XIXth century - 2nd part : Arrival on the Réunion island

Sewing machines in the 19th century Part 2: On Reunion Island Why this article ? We have chosen to investigate this revolutionary tool, which after a particularly rapid and worldwide diffusion, became in the following decades a decorative object present in many homes without being used. This machine nevertheless reoriented the landscape of the textile industry and profoundly changed the fashion industry in the 19th century. To help you better...

research, history, sewing machine, industry, engineering

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Sewing machines in the 19th century - Part 1: a brief history

Sewing machines in the 19th century Part 1: a history Why this article ? It may seem odd to you that we are discussing the genesis of sewing machines as part of our historical reconstruction of 19th century workers' clothing.However, we thought it would be interesting to show the history of these sewing machines in the domestic setting, including their value and worldwide expansion, to highlight the difference between industrially produced...

research, sewing, history, sewing machine, ingeneering

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Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trevise

Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trévise As you read this, you will have noticed that we often mention one artist in particular: Hippolyte Charles Napoleon Mortier de Trevise (link in French). We would like to introduce you to this man's work in more detail, because thanks to his drawings and watercolours, we have iconographic documents that served as a starting point for our project. The 105 watercolours and drawings of Hippolyte...

mortier de trévise, Le Coat de Kerveguen, research, watercolor, drawing

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Update

Update Hello everyoneAfter several months of silence, I would like to inform you of the resumption of the Forget me not project. We were (unfortunately) not on one of the beautiful beaches of Reunion Island, but on other projects requiring our full attention. By the way, the website of our Association Objet Témoin is currently being redesigned and translated; you will soon have access to all the information concerning our research and actions. If...

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On the Indigo Route - Tracking the Story of the Bewitching Blue Dye

On the Indigo Route ...tracking the story of the bewitching blue dye “Bluest of blue . . .” one that rouses passion, desire, and envy! Is how the website Project Bly describes the indigo colour. These emotions come alive as we travel back in time along the winding indigo route through treacherous trails and stormy seas across continents. But its legacy transcends the consequences of these sentiments to reveal an edge of sustainability, so very...

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