Mantuamaker

Man´tu`a`mak`er


n.1.One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In a presentation of self as a professional mantuamaker with a workshop in Washington and a number of employees under her responsibility, this black woman stood both as a teacher and a surrogate mother to other black women, two roles represented by her being a commanding mistress seamstress.
Table 3 Occupations Represented in 1829 Boston City Directory for Individuals Associated with the Bennett Street Methodist Episcopal Church Men Women Individuals Mentioned in Records 102 (26.63) 281 (73.37) In City Directory 48 (47.06) 39 (13.88) Occupation Listed: 44 (91.67) 17 (43.59) Mechanics and Manufacturers 23 (52.28) (*)Importers & Merchants 1 (2.27) Banking, Insurance, Finance & Commercial Regulation 0 Shopkeepers 4 (9.09) Dry Goods 1 Specialties 0 Faneuil Hall Market 3 Grocers 0 Educated Professions, Agents 2 (4.55) Laborers, Transport Workers 13 (29.55) Baker 1 Boarding House 2 English Goods 1 Mantuamaker 2 Milliner 1 Nurse 5 School 2 Sempstress 1 Tailoress 1 Variety Shop 1 No.
Table 4 Occupations Represented in City Directory, 1829-32, for Female Individuals Associated with Salem Street and Second Churches Salem Street Second Church Boarding House 5 1 Dressmaker 2 1 Fancy Goods 0 1 Instructress 0 1 Mantuamaker 1 0 Milliner 1 0 Nurse 3 0 Primary School 0 1 Semptress 1 0 Stockmaker 1 0 Straw Bonnet Maker 0 1 Tailoress 1 0 Widow 18 17 Address Only 6 2