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Sea Mosses

Interest in collecting, drying and pressing algae, seaweed or sea moss, became a very popular pastime in the mid to late 1800s as the Victorians discovered the fascinating world of nature.



S.E.G. Bowl

Lila Shapiro at the Paul Revere Pottery, c. 1910s. (Private Collection). Bowl, created by the Paul Revere Pottery, Boston. Decorated by Lillian “Lili” Shapiro (1894–1978), 1910. Earthenware and glaze. Gift of Martin K. Whyte and Alice Hogan, 2015 [#2015. 31].

Lili Shapiro who decorated this bowl was a member of the Saturday Evening Girls (S.E.G.), a social club organized in Boston in 1899 to educate young immigrant women and help assimilate them into American culture.



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