The Paint Shops That Never Were: An Oral History of the Paint Shop that Never Was, by David F. Wood.
Hardcover, 336 pages.
The Paint shops were a key part of the fabric of America’s capital in the 19th century.
These were the homes of a large swath of the population, the very fabric of the city.
In fact, the vast majority of the people who lived in New York City during the 19st century lived there, which is why they were known as “the first cities in the nation to have a citywide paint shop.”
But they weren’t the only people who owned and operated these unique establishments.
A few years after the Civil War, the New York Times reported that a small business owned by a man named William William Wills, a native of New England, “had sold a large number of paint shops, but had not acquired them.”
This business had been a local business for about 20 years.
In 1859, William Wiles, a painter, began to work at a paint shop in the neighborhood.
In 1870, the owner of the paint shop moved into a new home, and William Wile’s son, John, took over.
John Wills owned and ran a paint factory, which was part of what was known as a “battery” or a “laboratory,” where paint was produced for painting.
In 1888, the city of New York passed a law requiring that a paint manufacturer had to have more than three apprentices.
The law was part a wider national push to get more women into the labor force, which had been historically dominated by men.
As a result, the percentage of women in the workforce in the city dropped from nearly 70 percent in 1870 to just under 40 percent in 1871.
Women also began to move out of the home and into other jobs.
These women made the transition from home to work, where they earned more money.
The change in society was marked by more women working outside the home.
But women who wanted to pursue a career in the home as well were struggling to find a job in the public sector.
In 1890, a woman named Alice Bowerman, a mother of five, was fired from a job as a bellhop.
She went to a local paper to ask for help, and a worker in the paper suggested that she join a women’s club.
Alice joined a club, which she called “The Ladies’ Club,” and in 1895, she began to write to the Times asking for help.
The Times responded with a letter to Alice, which read, “The President of the Ladies’ Clubs, Mrs. Alice Bowersman, has requested that you write to her and suggest that she be appointed secretary of the ladies’ club.”
Alice wrote back to the newspaper and asked that she, not the president, be named secretary.
The letter read, I am a very old lady and have been living in this house since 1875, and I am anxious to join the Ladies Club.
I am very fond of your paper and would like to be employed by it.
Alice was not the only woman to apply to the Ladies Clubs for help to get a job.
In 1895, a man in Brooklyn named Benjamin Darnell Darnall began to ask women to join him.
He became known as the “father of the public housing movement.”
In 1896, he became the first person in the country to become an honorary member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In 1899, he was elected the first president of the Metropolitan Ladies’ League.
He then went on to become a congressman for Brooklyn.
He went on, for a time, to become the New Haven City mayor, and he became a U.S. senator from Connecticut.
But he was not a man who had much in common with the women who would become his fellow members of the Women’s Club.
Alice would become a secretary in the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club, but she didn’t find much of a home in the community she called home.
She was a housewife.
As an African American woman, Alice was viewed as a burden to the community.
Women in the United States didn’t have the right to vote, and they were often considered second-class citizens.
This was especially true in the South, where the first woman to be elected to the U. S. Senate in 1844 was a member of a white man’s party.
In the 1890s, the Women of Color in the U, a movement that would later be known as WOCU, worked to make it easier for women to vote.
In 1896 and 1901, women were allowed to register to vote for the first time in New Haven.
This would later change to include men in Connecticut, which would be the first state to allow women to cast a ballot.
In 1902, the first citywide polling place opened, with a $10 deposit on each ballot.