Leave a comment

faerieincombatboots:

weirdvintage:

“A threatened woman wields her bumbershoot against a masher.  Here she is deftly “Stopping a blow aimed at the face,”  Swinging the umbrella up, she jabs the ruffian’s jaw.  Alternatively, she finishes him off with a well-aimed kick to the knee.“– Around the turn of the 20th century, single young women were joining the workforce as “lady typewriters.”  But being around men outside the home caused need for self-defense manuals that depicted moves such as the one above.  (From This Fabulous Century: 1900-1910, scanned by weirdvintage)

We had This Fabulous Century. I used to read them as a kid.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: