Sewing Together

Doesn’t this black and white drawing just look like it came from a book about old world folklore? It came from a 1907 Hungarian book about their folklore. It was written by Desi Malonyai (1866-1916), a Hungarian writer and art historian. No illustrator was identified. Gutenberg puts it in the public domain in the United States. I think, repeat I think, based on his date of death (over 70 years ago), the work is in the public domain everywhere.

A mother or grandmother along with a young girl work together on a single project. They are sitting knee to knee as they are sewing together. I think it would be a great scrapbook image for a multi-generational photo. You could even add a bit of color to make it compliment that photo.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.