Working Americans 1880-2005: Women at Work (Working by Scott Derks

By Scott Derks

Every one quantity within the widely-successful operating americans sequence specializes in a specific form of American and illustrates what lifestyles was once like for that staff from the 1800s to the current time. The volumes are prepared into decade-long chapters, every one introduci

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She knows for a fact that swallowing grape seeds will cause appendicitis, which actually happened to a friend of hers. • Some foods are restricted in the house; Mrs. Pfannebake has banned all soft drinks, declaring them to be “common” —despite the pleas of her daughters. A stereoscopic view of fine dining in an affluent household. 31 WORKING AMERICANS 1880–2005 VOLUME VI: WORKING WOMEN Every guest is offered a piece of butterscotch candy purchased in England. • Until recently, maids had no days off; now Gwen is allowed most Sunday afternoons free unless guests are expected at the home.

50 Parasol, Satin . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Piano Lessons, 24 . . . . . . . . . . . 00 Tooth Extraction . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Woman's Bicycle Costume . . . . . . . 50 The History of Photography 1727: Professor J. Schulze creates the first photosensitive compound when he mixes chalk, nitric acid, and silver in a flask; he notices darkening on the side of the flask exposed to sunlight. 1800: Thomas Wedgwood makes “sun pictures” by placing opaque objects on leather treated with silver nitrate; the resulting images deteriorated rapidly, however, if displayed under light stronger than that of candles.

Thus, the time was most delightfully spent, in spite of heat and discomforts, until that historic night of the 4th of February. After a pleasant evening spent quietly in reading, my husband and I had just retired, when we were startled by a banging at the door. ” Both my husband and I were on our feet in an instant, and in a few moments he was gone. Then, gathering up the few valuables I had brought with me, I packed them with my toilet articles in a “telescope” which for some weeks past I had kept prepared—for we had been expecting an outbreak.

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