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May 7, 2017

Funny Illustrations From a Vintage Newspaper Show "Then and Now" Daily Life of a 1910 Housewife

All women in 1910, irrespective of social class background, were seen as second-class citizens - a fact underlined by the denial to them of the parliamentary vote.

And all women were encouraged from childhood to strive to the ideal of serving others, to consider the interests of their menfolk first rather than their own.

Since most women were expected to become full-time wives and mothers, rather than earn their own living, options in life were limited.

This was especially so for ordinary, working-class girls and women who had fewer choices than their middle-class sisters and lived lives of toil and drudgery.

These funny illustrations from St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, June 26, 1910 show the different of daily life of a housewife in 1910 and before:



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