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Typist rents out baby as she works (1893)

As scandalous as this might sound, it was not uncommon for women to leave their children at home while they worked, even the very young. In some cases, apparently, a parent might rent out her child.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), March 20, 1893 –

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A typewriter detective and his trade (1925)

The Province (Vancouver, British Columbia), July 19, 1925 –

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In my time… and on a No. 1 all-capital Remington…

Some of us remember counting letters and spaces to center the title on an essay. In my time… , we might say. Nearly the only reason I’m posting the following is that the author writes, “In my time, some twenty-seven years ago, and on a No. 1 all-capital Remington typewriter…” Indeed, there was a time when people could write that!

The Phonographic World (New York), June 1909 –

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The future of the typewriter (1901)

The author of this speculative piece references a previous article in The World (see here), which emphasized how women employed the typewriter to make strides toward gender equality. In the following article, the author describes the other ways the typewriter radically changed the world.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), October 1901 –

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I maintain an index of source material relating to women and the typewriter (click here), but here is an editorial entitled “Women and the Typewriter,” that is worth reading in the 21st century.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), September 1901 –

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