Illinois collector gets a reputation as the Old Bag Lady thanks to impressive collection
Helen Scott and one of the smaller bags in her collection. This bag has not been embroidered.
The bag for Omar's Wonder Flour features a colorful illustration, and advice: "Save this sack: It is made from high grade muslin and is useful for many household purposes."
From left to right: A bag for Staley's soybean oil meal (embroidered); a bag (embroidered) for Daily Growth Fine Chick Feed; Helen embroidered the words and illustration on this bag. If the design on a bag is in good condition, she does not stitch over it. She only embroiders bags to preserve their designs.