A study of women laundry workers in Milwaukee, 1913

Employment of women in power laundries in Milwaukee : a study of working conditions and of the physical demands of the various laundry occupations.


Power laundries was an industry that employed predominantly women. In 1913, 31 laundry businesses operated in Milwaukee with 852 female workers, 88% of the total number of workers. Marie Louise Obenauer completed this study of 31 laundries, evaluating both the working conditions and the physical demands placed on women. She includes a statistical analysis of the age, ethnicity, work experience, pay, and hours of work for over 500 of the women.


Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Rise of Skilled Manufacturing
Creator: Obenauer, Marie Louise
Pub Data: Washington: G.P.O., 1913. Harvard University Library.
Citation: Obenauer, Marie Louise. "Employment of women in power laundries in Milwaukee : a study of working conditions and of the physical demands of the various laundry occupations." (Washington: G.P.O., 1913); Online facsimile at:  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:489593; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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