Flora Curtright — bindery worker

[Flora Curtright at the Republican Printing Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
 
Title:
[Flora Curtright at the Republican Printing Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Publication/Origin:
[1893?]
Description:
The Industrial Revolution moved many kinds of work out of the home and into factories. Bookbinding was no exception. By the mid-nineteenth century many aspects of binding had been mechanized. For women, in many cases, work in a bindery paid relatively well. The inscription on the back of this photograph reads: “Flora [Lenter] Curtright when she worked in the binding factory.” 
Citation:
[Flora Curtright at the Republican Printing Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa], [1893?], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed June 12, 2024, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4503