Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work [card]

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Title

Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work [card]

Description

Card describing the mission of the Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work.

The Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, was 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. 

Card text: 

This depot for the exhibition and sale of the handiwork of needy women has always on hand an assortment of dainty crochetted and knitted goods, toilet sets, fancy and plain needle-work and painting, besides delicious home-made biscuit, cake, jellies, pickles, beef-tea, and delicacies for the sick. 

Strangers in the city may here find suitable souvenirs of their visit, and at the same time assist a deserving class of workers.

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

“Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work [card],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed August 14, 2020, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/547.