Women in the Bookbinding Trade. Mary Van Kleeck.

Women in the Bookbinding Trade

Hardcover, New York: Survey Associates, 1913. First Edition. Very Good+. Includes 25 photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine, the American sociologist and photographer who used his photos to help change American child labor laws. Introduction by Henry R Seager. An examination and report of women working in the New York bookbinding trade. In 1913, most women in the US could not vote and the bookbinding industry was a large employer of women of all skill levels from errand girls to hand folders to machine operators to truly artistic hand binders. More women were attempting to enter the paid workforce while the industry was rapidly mechanizing. Factory working conditions in the US in general were not good, and women workers were quite vulnerable. The Russell Sage Foundation supplied the funds to establish the Committee on Women's Work with the purpose of investigating working conditions for women in the hopes of improving them and educating the public. This title is the first book published as a result of their work. Text clean and photographs bright. No previous owner marks. Age darkening to spine, a bit of age fading to covers, title gilt bright. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages. [Item #77101]

Price: $150.00

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