Girls Working on “Swifts”



FES Title: Girls working on “swifts”
Alternate Titles: Women in the Penna Silk Mills 1978; Women in the Mills 1979; A Moment of Conversation in the Foreman’s Absence 1979; “Moment of Conversation” 1980
Date: 02/05/1910
Size: 14″H x 21″W
Medium: char-wat-on-paper
Type: illustration
Published: Sanville, Florence Lucas. “A Woman in the Pennsylvania Silk-Mills: The Conservation of Our Young Womanhood.” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, April 1910: 653.
caption: A Moment of Conversation During the Foreman’s AbsenceBrown, Richard C. “The Lady Muckrakers.” American History Illustrated, November 1973: 34.
caption: “A moment of conversation during the foreman’s absence.”Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 31, 48. (catalog)
caption: A Moment of Conversation in the Foreman’s Absence, 1910
Inscription: lr: S
Exhibitions: 1978 Shawnee; 1979 Montrose; 1979 FES (catalog); 1980 Lancaster; 1984 Friends (title unverified)
Comments: TP 1/15/02; index edit
Commentary: For commentary, see #397.
Provenance: Montrose Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland

[1979]; Robert and Irene Snyder, Newark, Delaware; Schoonover Studios, Ltd., Wilmington, Delaware; private collection