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Bill to prohibit women from typing (1911)

The Phonographic World and Commercial School Review (New York), April 1911 –

Rep. George W. Shultz also introduced a bill to ban women from driving cars. He was not ultimately successful.

The Daily Republican (Monongahela, Pennsylvania), May 20, 1911 –

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Typewriter students in China (1909)

The accompanying text for this photograph is too crude to post here, containing as it does a number of offensive ethnic references, but the text is archived here. In one light moment, though, the author comments on the students’ low sitting position: “How the dickens they can ever strike the keys satisfactorily is a mystery to me—maybe that part of my education has been neglected, however.” As I write this, I’m lying on my couch with my laptop on my chest…

The photo was published in 1909.

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The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), 1909 –

Philo Remington’s letter typed on a No. 1 (click image to view larger):

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The Arabic Remington (1907)

Selected area of oil painting featuring a Remington typewriter.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), 1907 –

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Add this one to your collection of typewriter books: The Typists’ Tickler (1905). I couldn’t find it on eBay or AbeBooks, but fortunately, the Library of Congress offers a digital copy here.

The Typewriter and Phonographic World (New York), July 1905 –

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