Friday, January 6, 2012

Modern Women of the 1890s

Friday, January 6, 2012
Riverside Drive, New York, c. 1896
Loretta reports:

Two voices from the past offer some insight into the thrills and challenges of being a modern woman in the Gay Nineties.

Illustration:  Riverside Drive, New York, c. 1896. Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,  

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Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

This was absolutely charming! Thanks so much for sharing it. You really get the flavor of the times listening to these women.

itchbay said...

This made my afternoon! Thank you for sharing this. I love the story about the woman riding the bicycle!

Lauren said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it!

mary grimm said...

Wonderful: proto- feminists!

nightsmusic said...

Both of my grandmothers were born in late 1870-early 1880 and I remember their stories. Thank you so much for the walk down memory lane. These were fabulous!

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