Spinning Stories

Ruth Homan collection, domestic education by cqualmann
January 21, 2009, 5:27 pm
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Teresa at the Women’s Library suggests that I have a look at the papers of Ruth Homan, which include photographs of girls in domestic economy and housewifery schools.

These date from circa 1903 and show girls learning pastry making, laundry, folding and ironing and poultice making. There is also a photograph of a class of blind girls learning to iron.

Albums of press cuttings document school board elections date from the 1890s and include fliers and posters “vote thus: Homan, Ruth”


reproduced with kind permission of The Women’s Library



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