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Monday Morning Mirth January 27, 2014

Monday Morning Mirth

In the late 19th & early 20th Century, thousands of young women moved to urban centers to find careers in business industries.

They wore a uniform of sorts: blouses, skirts & large hats (especially those tremendous straw numbers, the Boater)!

Something else, unexpectedly they had in common?

Reading while walking (and I thought that was a smart phone 21st century phenom)!

…these candid photos are by the chief cartoonist for Punch magazine, Edward Linley Sambourne, circa 1906…

One Response to “Monday Morning Mirth January 27, 2014”

  1. feather says:

    Oh my goodness they are adorable. I can imagine how much work it was for them to keep those white blouses clean and pressed, all by hand too. I think this summer will be the time for a boater for me too. (maybe I am just dreaming of summer so I don’t have to think about all this snow!)

 
 
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