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Working Women

At the turn-of-the-century, very few women work outside the home. The traditional jobs for professional women are teaching, nursing, and secretarial work. The majority of working class women in Charlotte work in a laundry or in textile mills. Click to see the different kinds of occupations women had according to the 1908 Charlotte City Directory followed by the number of Charlotte women in that profession and a brief definition. * At this time in the United States, it was more common for men to work as secretaries and wait tables.

Nurses from Presbyterian Hospital

Music Professor at Elizabeth College

Dr. Annie Alexander (North Carolina's first woman doctor)


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