Punch,  37 (1859), 100.

A Female Rush to the Pole



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Gender

    Rejoices over news from the chairman of the London District Telegraph Company that its telegraph offices are staffed entirely by women. Considers the employment of women in telegraphy to be particularly apt since 'young ladies are noted for their readiness in always giving a quick and happy answer', enjoy spending all day 'in questioning and answering', and are 'much more expert and industrious than a man [...] in working the needle'.

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