What Can A Woman Do?

What Can a Woman Do?  25 fascinating vintage photos of working women.   {Living Vintage}

Believe it or not, I am not just being facetious.  There is actually a book by that title.   It was published in 1893 and provides early views of the then-emerging successful business woman.  I cannot seem to put my hands on my copy of the book, but if memory serves, the book lists about 15 common occupations open to women at the time.

Of course, we are well past that period in time where women had much fewer choices, and I can happily answer the question I’ve posed in this way:  “Anything she damn well pleases”.

In any event, I thought it would be fun to share 25 fascinating vintage photos of working women on Labor Day.  I hope you enjoy them.

Oh, and speaking of vintage photos of working women, there’s no way that I could have shown every occupation underneath the sun, so I’ve created a new group board on Pinterest, celebrating the wide variety of ways that women work.  If you’d like to contribute to it, just follow me on Pinterest, then shoot me an email, and I’ll gladly add you.

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Friday Favorites #30

Friday Favorites - Living Vintage - Date unknown (yet) - 5

Hope you have a wonderful and restful holiday weekend!

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a pretty watercolor of a church - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageThis is a lovely watercolor of an old church in New England.

 

a simple linen apron (it's a sewing tutorial) - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageI had to share this sewing tutorial.  Someone may be getting one of these pretty aprons for Christmas.

 

beautiful denim fabric - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageWhen I shop for fabrics, I gravitate towards thicker home decor fabrics like this beautiful denim.

 

love this pie safe - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageIsn’t this a pretty blue pie safe!

 

shabby soviets - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageThe title of this photo is “shabby soviets” which is think is quite symbolic and appropriate.

 

sometime it's the reflection that's more captivating - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageThis is a reflection of a tree in a pond.  Pretty neat, huh.

 

an art exhibit using mostly torn paper - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageThis piece of art entitled “I Am Your Mirror” represents an artist’s view of empty billboards, believing they reflect “fading dreams and new beginnings.”

 

affordable housing - one of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites - Living VintageThis is one of the houses in Bluffton, South Carolina’s Wharf Street Redevelopment Project.

Adorable, isn’t it.

We’d love to one day be a part of a similar affordable housing project in East Texas.

 

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It’s National Dog Day!

A quote for today regarding dogs

  Today is National Dog Day, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a quote with you I love. Of course, I have no idea if it’s true or not, but I sure hope so. By the way, I discovered the quote on Jonathan Carroll’s Facebook page.  He seems to love quotes as […]

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Our Life in Pictures

Our life in pictures

What fun times we have been having lately. Well, some fun and some not so fun. Our sewer line started giving us trouble, so we took a few days to fix it.  We discovered that the prior owners had installed the drain line incorrectly which we had suspected.  Here’s a photo of the trench we […]

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