c. 1910-1940: Female mason above Berlin

“With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin.”

- German History in Documents and Images

Image © Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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  1. Neogami

    I’m surprised she’s still in a dress! I know it was the way things were at the time, but it would just be so dangerous climbing up and down ladders wearing that. Plus, if dresses are all about modesty, wouldn’t wearing one while on a ladder kind of have the opposite effect making pants the more modest option?

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