Kate Troy: I remember the late 1800's going into the early 1900's. The
women wore long dresses, didn't work except in the house,
Well, _some_ women. Read Melville, The Tartarus of Maids, The Paradise of
Bachelors (title?). And a large proportion of factory workers in the 19th-c
were women or children. As late as around 1900 mines were excluded from the
act which limited child labor: the mine operators wanted to save money by
keeping the tunnels low - the tunnels thrugh which the coal was pulled in
carts along rails. Since they were low, they needed children to pull them.
And I 1905 you would have found my grandmother driving a pair of horses
pulling a sprayrig while my grandfather spra1905 you would have found my
grandmother driving a pair of horses pulling a sprayrig while my grandfather
sprayed the fruit trees.