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.

Mary Creed, store clerk. Age 14.

All from January 24, 1917.

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