In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to share another gem from our newspapers on microfilm.
We stumbled on this little article from the Rosalia Citizen Journal of 1913.
It seems the city of San Francisco was being overrun with women seeking work with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The San Francisco Y.W.C.A was imploring all governors of the United States to try to keep their women home.
The final warning of the article reads “…the association foresees a grave situation unless something is done to forestall the influx.”
The association does not elaborate on exactly what kind of “grave situation” might occur—we’ll leave that up to your imagination.
Click here for more information on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.