They were the shoes of choice for young women.
There are some pretty great, historical images of what they were wearing, especially for children: the shoe of choice, the fashionable slipper, the schoolgirl slippers. The girls who look like they are wearing the slippers are all around the world as opposed to the boys who look more like they’re out of the factory.
These two ladies who were dressed as dolls are from the film, “Dance With The Devil”.
“Dance With The Devil” from the 1930s was about a woman who is trying to kill herself with an ice-pick in the forest. And it’s always interesting to see images of women that are dressed in costumes that they think are supposed to be in some way glamorous. But actually they look more like they were out in the backcountry at the beach just trying to get some air. And that’s what these women in their schoolgirl-sitting-in-the-shelter-behind-the-house look like.
Why was the period important in the history of women’s work?
There were some fascinating stories and stories that emerged out of the era which were all influenced by the changing patterns of social and industrial life. Many aspects of the era were marked by changes in society. Women were no longer relegated to the home and they needed to step outside of their family homes; the work place was changing. It was becoming a place where a woman could work outside of the home and have the opportunity for the kind of full-time, intellectual jobs that the industrialists hoped would be the pathway to a better life for themselves and their families. So, as workers, men, and parents, it was a time of social and economic change.
Who are women who have become historians?
What they’re doing is researching, writing, teaching. Many have been called to the bar – usually as members of the clergy, to give back in charity programs, or have taken a professorship at a university. That’s a very different kind of work than what many women do who are simply researching their own lives.
The women are doing research for people who know more about her and more about her time than she wants to know (her mother, her life in her 30s in 1930s San Diego). The stories are so much different from the stereotypes of women from the 20s–40s, that if those women had lived in a different time and society from the one
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