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Women Insurance Workers, Newark, 1895
Courtesy, Newark Public Library.

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In the 1890s, the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark was the state's first large-scale employer of women as office workers. In this photograph, women office workers are shown hand writing insurance policies under the guidance of a male supervisor.

Women's Project of New Jersey
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