Volunteers Please

You know how you procrastinate something, then have a brilliant idea at just the wrong time of year?

Well, I just had one of those moments.

I offered to talk with our Women’s History class about women’s work, both domestic and outside of the home. I do not want to do the same old boring presentation.

I want to give them a strong visual with a story.

This means I need photos of women working in the 19th century. Do you have a photo of yourself you would like to share?

I would love to include:

  • washing dishes
  • cooking
  • laundry
  • sewing
  • farm work – with animals, with crops, etc
  • seamstress
  • shop clerk
  • and more

I want to develop a little story to go with each image. For out of the house work, I will consult Virginia Penny’s Employments of Women for wage information and any other sources I can get my hands on for additional information. If you happen to know interesting facts I should share during your story, please let me know.

Thank you in advance!

Published in: on March 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm  Comments (5)  

5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I have several in my FB albums that you are welcome to use if they will help.

  2. Thank you Geri!

  3. You’re welcome to use my new FB page banner – me in the trade store at Sutter’s Fort. It’s not the best quality as it was shot from outside looking in, using available light.

  4. I sent some photos from our Cincinnati young ladies living history group (Western Female Seminary Living History Society) to your Facebook inbox. (You’ll probably have to check your “other” folder.) I hope they help. 🙂

  5. Thank you.


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