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Woman Smoking Rh-2087
women smoking article

We’ve Come A Very Long Way!

Ok, ladies, this one’s for you. It’s not quite a photo but it was too great to not share. While helping another researcher the other day, I found this article from the Rocky Mountain News in our clipping files. Unfortunately, the date was left off, but it’s very telling of the times. Much to the shock of all at the dance, two women from Chicago had the nerve to light up cigarettes. Why, the nerve of these brash women! It was deemed very unladylike and almost started a riot. This is way, way too funny. Especially with what we now see as the new normal happening in the streets, buses etc.

Hope you enjoy!

"I look upon it as a very

"I look upon it as a very pleasant custom, in no way harmful" oh my!