Irish spinning wheel

Document reference: (COPY1/497) Irish spinning wheel, 1906

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What can you tell about this woman? Describe her face, what kind of life might she have had?

What kind of noise do you think the spinning wheel would make? How hard was it to use? Can you describe its motion or how using it feels?

What is the structure behind the woman? What is it made from? What might this suggest about her life?

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