Category Archives: Women

A Report on the Women in Various Professions in Nebraska, 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page) [Here and There] Review: Nebraska has one woman minister, one woman lawyer, six women county superintendents and ten women physicians. Many women are engaged in editorial work. … Continue reading

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Julia Taylor Best Rifle Shot in Festival, 1883, NC

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Charlotte Journal: The young firemen cleared $100 by their recent festival. Miss Julia Taylor was the best rifle shot and was presented … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Work in the Church

June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 1st page) What is woman’s work in the church? She thinks, loves, gives, suffers, prays, and persuades. She sustains the prayer meeting. She fills the pews; without her, what … Continue reading

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“Bangs,” A Poem About Women’s Hairstyles, Ernest Harte, 1883, NC

May 24, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [For The Commonwealth.] Bangs. By Ernest Harte There are some handsome gentlemen, But not without their fangs, Who ventilate their little wits On females wearing bangs. And … Continue reading

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Col. C.T. Carraway Finds a Wife, Polkton, NC, 1883

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) Getting a Wife by Advertising. –Col. C.T. Carraway, a citizen of Polkton, this State, put an advertisement in the Baltimore Sun a few weeks ago wanting a … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Advocacy Includes Notes About Women, 1884

[This newspaper is listed as an African American newspaper, but it truly appears to have been a comprehensive “civil rights advocate.” Interspersed with the typical ladies fashion notes are the items below about women from around the world.]  May 22, … Continue reading

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Girls Advised Not to Flirt, 1882

September 21, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 1st page, 6th column) FLIRTING WITH STRANGERS. The practice of flirting with strangers on the street, in the horse cars, in restaurants, etc., “just for fun” without the shadow of … Continue reading

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