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Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Shop

Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Shop
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Box 297 Folder 8 #1846 Photographer probably Jessie Tarbox Beals From letter in Archives History File, Crawford Shops, addressed to Bailey B. Burritt, dated March 5, 1917, signed by P.C. Wilson, Asst. Secretary, Office of the Mayor, City of New York. "I am sending you herewith my revision of your memorandum on Women's Work Shops,which was dated February 2nd and received on February 15th ..." Excerpted from the memorandum: "The Women's Work Shops, of which Miss Marie Bruere is Superintendent ..." "At present there are some 90 women employed ... The women are paid at the minimum rate of 15₵ an hour and are allowed to work any or all of the day - that is, - it is possible for women, who must prepare children for school, to come late and go home as early as they wish. "In addition to giving a fair wage from the start, this work has an educational value. These women may fit themselves, through experience in the shops, to secure work on the outside and thus become self-supporting ..." "The work was started in a portion of a house on West 20th Street, but on account of its growth new quarters were taken about a month ago in East 50th Street(409 East 50 St.) where the entire house will be devoted to this purpose... necessary to secure certain new equipment, a list of which is enclosed herewith. Efforts are now being made to secure this new equipment through a few special contributions ..." (See #1633 for additional material on Women's Work Rooms.) Photo from: Women's Work Rooms Album
Item Information
Title
Women's Workrooms Album -- Women's Work Shop
Date
circa 1917
Item Number
85
Photograph Number
1846
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
East 50th Street, 409
Annotation on Back
From: Women's Workrooms Album
Places
New York (N.Y.)
Topics
Workshops; Women--Employment; Women; Sewing; Interiors; Older women; Older people--Employment; Chandeliers
Creators
Beals, Jessie Tarbox
Box and Folder Number
13: 2
CSS Description
Box 297 Folder 8 #1846 Photographer probably Jessie Tarbox Beals From letter in Archives History File, Crawford Shops, addressed to Bailey B. Burritt, dated March 5, 1917, signed by P.C. Wilson, Asst. Secretary, Office of the Mayor, City of New York. "I am sending you herewith my revision of your memorandum on Women's Work Shops,which was dated February 2nd and received on February 15th ..." Excerpted from the memorandum: "The Women's Work Shops, of which Miss Marie Bruere is Superintendent ..." "At present there are some 90 women employed ... The women are paid at the minimum rate of 15₵ an hour and are allowed to work any or all of the day - that is, - it is possible for women, who must prepare children for school, to come late and go home as early as they wish. "In addition to giving a fair wage from the start, this work has an educational value. These women may fit themselves, through experience in the shops, to secure work on the outside and thus become self-supporting ..." "The work was started in a portion of a house on West 20th Street, but on account of its growth new quarters were taken about a month ago in East 50th Street(409 East 50 St.) where the entire house will be devoted to this purpose... necessary to secure certain new equipment, a list of which is enclosed herewith. Efforts are now being made to secure this new equipment through a few special contributions ..." (See #1633 for additional material on Women's Work Rooms.) Photo from: Women's Work Rooms Album