Mechanical Sewing Machine

United States early-20th century

In 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia distributed 1,200 sewing machines, like this one, to Muslim communities across the country. The sewing machines were part of the State Department’s “Shared Futures” initiative. They were used to establish micro-enterprise centers to help individuals and families become more financially self-sufficient.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Catalog Number: 2007.0010.01
  • Created: early-20th century
  • Acquired: 2007

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