Watch out for the ones with much befrizzed or towzled hair!
A typist in 1905. Is that an ear lobe or an ear-ring? The typewriter, a Remington 1, is the same model as that held by ScienceWorks in Melbourne, Australia.
A "typewriter girl" in 1910. Take your eyes off the frilly knickers and concentrate on the befrizzed hair and the lack of ears.From the Shorthand World and Imperial Typist, September, 1902:
Same could be said about many in todays work force that compare to typewriter girl.
I sense the origins of the hipster in the typewriter girl...
Looks like hipsters were just as bothersome back then as they are now. At least they had a game plan for dealing with them!
This indeed hasn't changed much. Especially in the secretarial jobs. There are the 'copy-girls getting promoted because they look nice' and there are the 'professional secretaries who actually know what they are doing'. Really annoying!
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