Thursday, January 5, 2017

Iva Shuster, Official Court Stenographer

Ms. Shuster, age 23, was appointed official stenographer for the City Magistrates' courts in New York City on January 5, 1917 and hence her photographs was taken here.

This role was principally occupied by men, not women, at the time and this would have truly been newsworthy. The role was not new to her, however, as she had occupied this position for the United States District Court in Arizona for two years prior.  She was self taught in her profession.

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