Monday, November 26, 2018

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1791 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs John Watson thumbing through a large book

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.