Buffalo in 1910: Women needed for (certain kinds of) factory work

By Steve Cichon

Factory work was considered either “men’s” or “women’s” work 110 years ago.

Among the jobs that women were needed for were silk weaving, shirt starching, cigarette boxers and coil winding.

From the pages of The Buffalo Evening News, July 7, 1910:

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.