Making Modern Lace in the United States( 1890–1900): The Ideal Images of Mothers in Ladies’ Home Journal

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  • 1890年代から1900年代のアメリカにおけるモダン・レースの製作―『レディース・ホーム・ジャーナル』にみる理想の母親像―

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Modern lace is made with machine-made braids and cords that are joined by hand-stitching. The term was coined by Sara Hadley (1860–1927), a famous lacemaker in the United States from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century. It was known as woman’ s favorite pastime, especially around 1900. Although needlework and interior decorations with lace or embroidery in middle-class homes were closely related to “womanhood,” the relationship between ideal images of women and making lace at home has not been considered in detail. This thesis examines the formation of ideal images of mothers through the illustration details of making modern lace in middle-class homes. The primary source of this research is Ladies’ Home Journal, one of the famous ladies’ magazines. It was found that Hadley considered modern lace-making “rest work,” and it was positioned as part of the model behavior of mothers. Since housework and childcare were the top priorities for mothers, it was ideal to finish these tasks and thereafter create beautiful laces for themselves and their families. Keywords:America, Lace, Needle-work, Middle-class, Woman


  • 人間文化創成科学論叢

    人間文化創成科学論叢 24 49-58, 2022-03-31



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