Friday, March 13, 2020

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Elizabeth Sewall Mrs Samuel Salisbury

Many 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 & their children. Often town councils granted them the right to own a business to keep them off public relief.