Edwardian Ladies Fashion
The year 1912 is perhaps most noted as the year the TITANIC sank
in the icy Atlantic waters taking over 1,500 souls with her but that was not
the only thing to happen in this mid Edwardian period.
The Lawrence Textile Strike was a strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 led by the Industrial Workers of the World. Prompted by one mill owner's decision to lower wages when a new law shortening the workweek went into effect in January, the strike spread rapidly through the town, growing to more than twenty thousand workers at nearly every mill within a week. The strike, which lasted more than two months and which defied the assumptions of conservative trade unions within the American Federation of Labor that immigrant, largely female and ethnically divided workers could not be organized, was successful; within a year, however, the union had largely collapsed and most of the gains achieved by the workers were lost.
The Lawrence strike is often referred to as the "Bread and Roses" strike, or, "The Strike for Three Loaves". ...Wikipedia
Women on both sides of the Atlantic were fighting for the right to vote.
Women's suffrage in the United States was achieved gradually, at state and local levels, during the late 18th century and early 19th century,
culminating in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution , which provided:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
New Mexico and Arizona became the 47th and 48th states of the United States.
Women's fashion changed to reflect the changes in the times and events of the world around her.
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Alice c.1912 and Bess c.1912
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