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Domestic employment was difficult for women

March 17, 2014
Samantha Hall-Saladino , The Leader Herald

A look into almost any newspaper from the 19th and early 20th centuries will reveal a rash of "wanted" ads, almost all beginning with the generic: "Wanted - Girl to do housework." Domestic servitude was one of the only available options for working-class women in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the other option being employed by a factory or shop.



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