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1933 iii 25 anon for Int'l News New York - Lady typist at 1st typewriter at YWCA

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When typewriting was "strenuous exertion"

 

New York....Operating one of the first typewriters ever made, Miss Eileen Donahue depicts one of the world's first typists in the commemoration exercises, to be held next Tuesday, of the sixtieth anniversary of the invention of the typewriter and the entrance of women into the modern business world. The skit, which is to be presented by the New York branch of the Y.W.C.A., in connection with the national celebration, will show the first eight typists in New York, in the costumes of that period seated at the old machines. The Y.W.C.A. is said to have been the first organization in the United States to hold typewriting classes, the girls being required to pass physical examinations to see if they could "stand the strenuous exertion."

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Taken on June 11, 2011