Feminism in 1918

1918 Court


This article was published on Page 8 of the El Paso Herald in 1918.  So much about it is fascinating.   Mary Schmidt, aka Mr Schmidt, was married her cousin, Anna Assade.  She wore trousers and posed as a man because she could earn more money.  The judge was apparently quite taken by her appearance, and felt that “If a woman can earn $4 a day by reason of wearing trousers, I say wear ’em”.

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