Generals, marines, lawyers, coach drivers, politicians, and even artists! These were “Women of the Future,” as imagined in a series of 20 French postcards from 1902.
Several if not all of the pictures seem to mock the idea of women entering the professional sphere, but this was only one year before Marie Curie shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, so perhaps there was a bit of cultural intimidation at play here.
Master of Arms
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