Category: Public Spaces

The Department Store’s Acceptable Public Spaces for Women Pre-WWI

The Department Store’s Acceptable Public Spaces for Women Pre-WWI

In the early 1900s, thanks to a variety of social and technological factors (like the suffragette movement, dress reform, the safety bicycle, etc), it became more and more acceptable for women to take part in life outside of the home — albeit still in limited quantities and within certain parameters.

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