Rayne, Mrs. M. L.
Title What Can a Woman Do; or, Her Position in the Business and Literary World.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Publisher Petersburgh, NY Eagle Publishing Co 1893
Seller ID 000866
viii, 528,  pages, numerous illustrated plates along with in-text illustrations throughout, title page vignette, with exception of title page all text and illustrations are in blue, 24 page illustrated poem at the end of the book: Curfew Must Not Ring To Night, by Rosa Hartwick Thorpe; Full Morocco with banded spine and gilt titles and spine decoration, all edges gilt, floral end papers, boards rubbed with scuffing along extremities, about 1 ½ inch length of leather nibbled away along lower rear fore edge exposing board, cracking along rear joint, tide mark along fore edge of frontis and title pages, binding a little tender at center. Lays out a wide array of ever-expanding opportunities of self-support for women in the late nineteenth century. Only a few decades previous, the opportunities were considered to number at only about seven and related mostly to domestic activities such as keeping boarders, stitching in a bindery, teaching needlework, etc. Martha Louise Rayne (1836-1911) was an early woman journalist, and in 1886 she founded what may have been the first women's journalism school in the United States. Four years later, she became a founding member and first vice president of the Michigan Woman's Press Association.
WORKING WOMEN BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL VICTORIAN JOBS FOR LADIES FEMINISM STUDIES BEEKEEPING LITERATERY OCCUPATIONS