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Six Women and a Sheet

This is the story of six women and a sheet in New York City in 1804, a tale of how those shut out of the rights and privileges of society in the United States were able to gain property rights through the use of the one commodity which was universally recognized and valued, textiles.

Six Women and a Sheet – Princeton Talks Teaser on YouTube and Vimeo.

For Historian Laura Edwards’ full talk please visit the Princeton Talks’ website.


Two-camera shoot with Canon C70s. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 at 1.2 on the A Camera and a RF 85mm f/1.2 at 2.0 on the B Camera.

Here’s the lighting breakdown:

Lighting diagram, Princeton Talks. Princeton, NJ. February, 2022.