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Job Hunting

Lesson Topic Image: 
Picture from a 1924 publication How to avoid a job and ten ways to land one

Sloppy Sitter, Job Hunting, 1924

Historical Context
Women gained the right to vote in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed.  Women's equality did not extend to the workplace, however.  The majority of women still worked in the home; only one in four held jobs.  For women employed outside of the home, society dictated what kind of work was acceptable.  Respectable women held clerical or sales jobs or worked as nurses, librarians, or teachers.  They usually earned less than men, even when doing the same job. 
 

A Slip Shouldn’t Show, Job Hunting, 1924

Historical Context
Women gained the right to vote in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed.  Women's equality did not extend to the workplace, however.  The majority of women still worked in the home; only one in four held jobs.  For women employed outside of the home, society dictated what kind of work was acceptable.  Respectable women held clerical or sales jobs or worked as nurses, librarians, or teachers.  They usually earned less than men, even when doing the same job. 
 

Too Tired for Job Hunting, 1924

Historical Context
Women gained the right to vote in 1920 when the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was passed.  Women's equality did not extend to the workplace, however.  The majority of women still worked in the home; only one in four held jobs.  For women employed outside of the home, society dictated what kind of work was acceptable.  Respectable women held clerical or sales jobs or worked as nurses, librarians, or teachers.  They usually earned less than men, even when doing the same job.