"After my divorce I moved to Kalamazoo to start a new life; got a job setting type at a printing office for $1.15 a day. I live with the Mr. Shaw and his family -- he's the superintendant at the shop. There are quite a lot of printing shops in town--a lot of them are here because of the paper mills; we get our paper from them and then print it into business forms and account ledgers."
-Louise Belle, white female, age 47
Captions: Typeset pieces (unknown source); unidentified female, circa 1910 (Getty Images); Washington DC government printing office, 1910 (American Historical Photo Archive collection).
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