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The famous ” Feed sack dress” – 1940s ration fashion -- when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun.

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Vintage 1930's Dress - The WW2 Printed Cotton Feedsack Wrap Frock - sz M/L

Vintage 1930's Dress - The WW2 Printed Cotton Feedsack Wrap Frock - sz M/L. $78.00, via Etsy.

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The Fascinating History of Flour Sack Dresses - Old Photo Archive: Times were lean in the Great Depression and families across the nation aimed to do more with what they did have. One of the most interesting stories from this era is the curious case of how flour and feed sack companies began printing patterns on their bags! Click to learn more about this fascinating history...

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Old Photo 2 Women wearing Patterned Fabric Dresses Photograph vintage 1920s in Montana

Old Photo 2 Women wearing flour sack Fabric Dresses..... by girlcatdesign, 8.00 Etsy

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