Turning the Book Wheel
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6 of August, 2013

Women’s opportunities in town an country were rather limited at the fin de siecle. No fancy gyms, one had to use bowling pins in calisthenics routines. 

You’ve come a long way, baby. 

From volume 2 of The woman’s book, dealing practically with the modern conditions of home-life, self-support, education, opportunities, and every-day problems (1894),


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Tags:  #those are not maracas  #exercise  #women's history  #bowling pins  #calisthenics  #gif  #black and white illustrations  #book illustration

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