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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Office Girls
Seems shocking. A girl employed as a typist at age 15. The LOC title reports: Ethel Selansky, 15 years old. Typist for Standard Neckwear Co., 91 Essex Street. Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Lewis W. Hine. This photo dates from January 24, 1917.
As shocking, I suppose, as this is, my own mother was pulled out of school at age 16 to work in a similar role due to the Great Depression.
Malvina Amundsen, age 15. Office girl for Eastern Talking Machine Co.