Rules of the Richmond Woman's Work Exchange [broadside]

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Title

Rules of the Richmond Woman's Work Exchange [broadside]

Description

This broadside pertains to the Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, part of the Woman’s Exchange movement started in Philadelphia in 1832.

Exchanges were popular places for women in hardship to sell goods on consignment without working publicly, a social taboo at the time. Some Exchanges still operate, and while the Richmond Exchange closed in 1955, it launched several female-owned businesses including Sally Bell’s Kitchen, still in business. Its founders—Elizabeth Lee Milton and Sarah Cabell Jones—met through the Richmond Woman’s Exchange. 

Excerpts: 

1. The annual membership fee is $2. This membership will entitle each subscriber to enter the work of three persons for one year....

10. Articles of personal property, which ladies are compelled by necessity to dispose of, are received under the rules applied to all other consignments.

11. Work is not received from ladies whose circumstances do not make it necessary for them to dispose of their handiwork, except when the proceeds are to be devoted to charitable purposes. 

Source

Manuscripts, Call Number Mss1 K2588 a 117-123, Library of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Date

1880s

Contributor

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Historical Society

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT – UNITED STATES

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Acknowledgement of the Virginia Historical Society as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:

Sander, K. W. (1998). The Business of charity: The woman's exchange movement, 1832-1900Urbana: University of Illinois 

Jones, D. G. (2001). A box lunch. Richmond, Va.: D. Jones.

Federation of Woman's Exchanges 

Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“Rules of the Richmond Woman's Work Exchange [broadside],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed August 14, 2020, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/545.