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World's First Typist

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Description: The World's First Typist, Lillian Sholes, daughter of Christopher Sholes, who invented the first successful typewriter. It was during Mr. Sholes' residence...
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Kleinstueber Machine Shop

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Description: Elevated view of Kleinstueber's Machine Shop, where Christopher Latham Sholes perfected his typewriter. The sign on the top of the building reads: "Brass F...
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Christopher Latham Sholes

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Description: Portrait of Christopher Latham Sholes posing at a typewriter.
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Lillian Sholes

Date: 1872
Description: Lillian Sholes, demonstrating a prototype typewriter invented by her father, Christopher Latham Sholes.
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Stenographers

Date: 1894
Description: Stenographers at the law firm of Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum, & Vilas.
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Office Baby

Date: May 19 1965
Description: Mother brings baby to secretarial job.
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Crunching Numbers

Date: November 10 1963
Description: Male students run data cards through a computer to match couples for a school dance.
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Office Work

Date: 1950
Description: Women office workers file and take phone calls in a busy shared work space.
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Mother and Children with Typewriter

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Description: A woman and two small boys are sitting at a typewriter in the kitchen.
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Harvester Press Typing Pool

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Description: Several female office workers in an office of International Harvester's "Harvester Press."
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Getting Out the School Paper

Date: 1935
Description: African American students work on a school paper as part of the Farm Security Administration sharecropper resettlement project.
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International Harvester Office Workers

Date: 1914
Description: Women and men at work inside an office. The women are using typewriters. A large advertisement for International motor trucks is on one wall.
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IH Teletype Room

Date: 1937
Description: Female employees inside the teletype room at International Harvester's general office.
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Dane County Court House Office

Date: May 24 1944
Description: Dane County Court House office, 207 West Main Street, showing two women working at a Duplex Rectigraph machine.
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Corona Typewriter Window

Date: October 09 1939
Description: Display of Corona typewriters in the window of Student Book Exchange, 712 State Street.
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Auto License Bureau

Date: May 17 1939
Description: Wisconsin Auto License Bureau, 16-20 E. Doty Street, Card Typing Department, with women at typewriters and male supervisor.
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Auto License Bureau

Date: May 17 1939
Description: Wisconsin Auto License Bureau Card Typing Department, located at 16-20 East Doty Street. Women government employees are sitting at desks, while a male supe...
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Dane County Title Company Office

Date: January 20 1938
Description: Interior view of Dane County Title Company office, 109 S. Fairchild Street, with 11 people, some of them using typewriters. A water fountain (bubbler) is a...
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L.C. Smith Typewriter Display

Date: August 17 1937
Description: One child and seven adults standing in front of L.C. Smith typewriter boxes and covered typewriters stacked up in front of Jones Typewriter - Business Furn...
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L.C. Smith Typewriter Display

Date: August 17 1937
Description: Semi-trailer truck delivering 200 new 1937 super speed L.C. Smith typewriters to Jones Typewriter — Business Furniture Co., 506 State Street.

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