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Flora Curtright at the Republican Printing Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Lisa Unger Baskin Collection
The Industrial Revolution moved many kinds of work out of the home and into factories.?Bookbinding?was no exception. By the mid-nineteenth?century?many aspects of binding had been mechanized. For women, in many cases, work in a bindery paid relatively well. The inscription on the back of this photograph?reads:?“Flora [Lenter]?Curtright?when she worked in the binding factory.”?