"Woman: the World Over" glass lantern slides lecture set

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"Woman: the World Over" glass lantern slides lecture set

Collection #RL.11535 | 49 items; 1 box; 1 pamphlet binder

Collection consists of a commercially-produced set of 48 hand-colored glass lantern slides entitled "Woman: The World Over," published in 1901 by Riley Brothers in Bradford, England. The original printed booklet accompanying the set lists 53 slides in all, and contains detailed lecture-format captions. The women in the portraits represent nations around the world. Subjects include women of different classes; married women and women in courtship; there are women depicted in their homes, with children, and in roles which the lecture suggests are little more than slaves. Other slides show women working in agricultural, service, and industrial settings, and gambling and climbing mountains. There is one slide of the Women's Temple in Chigago, headquarters of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Lecture notes refer to problematic social conditions for women, particularly regarding marriage, and changing social norms as the 20th century begins. All titles are original, as is the slide order. Acquired as part of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke University.

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