Clemence Housman publishes "Wood Engraving as an Occupation for Women"

Cover of a pamphlet from 1887

A few years into her career, Clemence Housman published an essay promoting wood engraving in a pamphlet on Occupations for Women, Other Than Teaching. The Association of Assistant Mistresses, which was formed in 1884 to support women’s rights to education, employment, and fair treatment, printed and distributed the pamphlet. Housman advised that wood engraving was not appropriate for women looking for short-term work, “but one proposing to continue it for a lifetime, will find its value and pleasures increase year after year.” Although the essay is unsigned, authorship has been attributed to Clemence Housman. (Pamphlet in Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library)

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