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World's First Typist

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The World's First Typist, Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first successful typewriter. It was during Mr. Sholes' residence in Kenosha (he resided there from 1840-1858) that he invented the typewriter. Mr. Sholes was the founder of "Southport Telegraph," and the first paper was issued June 16, 1840.
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The World's First Typist, Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first successful typewriter. It was during Mr. Sholes' residence in Kenosha (he resided there from 1840-1858) that he invented the typewriter. Mr. Sholes was the founder of "Southport Telegraph," and the first paper was issued June 16, 1840.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3196
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(W6)26200
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Source C.E. Dewey, Kenosha Historical Society.
SUBJECTS
Family
Men
Women
Typewriters
Inventors
Dresses
Suits (Clothing)

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