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Working women

February 1, 2008 | 11:17 pm

American women by the numbers, 1907:

508 machinists

185 blacksmiths

46 carriage and hack drivers

45 engineers and "firemen"

37 "brakemen"

10 "baggagemen"

7 conductors

2 "motormen"

2 telephone/telegraph "linemen"

0 soldiers, sailors, Marines, streetcar drivers, firefighters

Leading profession for women: servant (nearly one-fourth of all employed women), followed by farm labor.       

 

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