orchardcorset:

paraparaparadigm:

did-you-kno:

When depression-era farmwomen had
to start using flour bags and feed sacks
to make clothes for their families,
manufacturers began making their bags
out of brightly-colored and printed
fabrics to boost sales and add a little
flair to the common sack dress. 

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Once the trend caught on to the point that manufacturers were confident it would stick, they started making fabrics in an even wider variety of patterns and colors:

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They even gave instructions on how to remove the ink, if you didn’t like the pattern:

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Source 

Photos and info via: Kindness Blog, My Old Kentucky Tales, 

Love little historical things like this.

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