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“The highlight of [North Carolina’s home demonstration] program was the dress revue….As participants walked across a stage in full view of an audience and panel of judges, they announced their names and the cost of their homemade ensemble…. “The 1933 competition held at North Carolina State University featured county winners from across the state. Forty-eight […]

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“After speaking before a statewide convocation of demonstration club members in North Carolina in 1923, one agent noted approvingly that there was ‘not an ear-bob [earring] nor a plucked eyebrow among ’em…. Guess they get their plucking exercises with the broilers,’ referring to their work in the chicken coop.” — From “Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty […]

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