Friday, September 7, 2018

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1752 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Mrs Philip Livingston with a Book on her Skirt

Some women had to learn to read for their livelihood.  Some women did run their own business establishments. Known as “Feme Sole Traders,” these women had no other means of supporting themselves. Often town councils granted them the right to own a business to keep them off public relief.