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Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project...
Providence Restaurant 1953 - A Women's Educational and Industrial Union Project...


 
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Price: $45.00

Product Code: 25001623

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A single-fold 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" paper menu with printed outside cover and mimeographed bill of fare within. Well-rounded fare with prices ranging from 25 cents for a lettuce sandwich to $2.25 for Broiled Rump Steak. The significance of this menu is spelled out on the back cover "To help finance its social and educational work, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union maintains theFood Shop, Handwork Shop, Knitting Shop...concluding with the Providence Restaurant. . The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (1877-2006) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded by physician Harriet Clisby for the advancement of women and to help women and children in the industrial city. By 1893, chapters of the WEIU were established in Buffalo and Rochester, New York. In the last part of the 19th century, a dramatic surge in immigration and rapid industrial growth took place in Boston. The exploitation of women and children, crowded housing and poor sanitation, and miserable labor conditions led Dr. Harriet Clisby, one of America's first women physicians, to establish the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in 1877 to respond to these social problems.