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VI-"The First Steps in a Chorus Girl's Life" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

". . .I had gone the rounds of all the big offices and had entered upon the second week of my search when I determined on a somewhat bolder plan of procedure. Heretofore I had dressed quietly and had conducted all my inquires and requests for interviews modestly, as one asking a favor. As a fast resort I resolved to take a more aggressive attitude. . ."

New York Evening World  1898-08-08

V-"A Day as a Cloak Model" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

". . .All I knew about work as a cloak model was that one had to be possessed of a good appearance and a figure measuring so many inches about the bust and waist. But in order to find out exactly what the work was and exactly how a woman could earn a living in this field I picked up the Sunday World and read the following advertisement: 'Wanted- A young woman to try on suits and jackets; must be 34 bust. Apply tomorrow morning' . . ."

New York Evening World  1898-08-03

IV-"Girl Toilers' Chance at Selling Books" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

"I had tried several ways of earning a living and had found none that would have brought me enough to even settle my board bill, had I been in real distress. I felt that I must find something. Other women reduced to financial straits manage to earn a living somehow and I must do the same. I searched again the advertisements in the papers and found that although there was plenty of work offered for women, most of it required special training. . ."

New York Evening World  1898-08-01

II-"Girl Toilers' Work and Wages" - Catherine King - New York Evening World

"Clearly I was not intended for a shop girl. One day's experience had proved this. I turned my attention in other directions. 'Why not become a waitress?' said I to myself. So I resolved to try to secure a position in some downtown restaurant. . ."

New York Evening World  1898-07-27

I-"Lived Three Months on Five Cents a Day" - Charles H. Garrett - New York Evening World

"Have you ever been starving? Have you ever been so faint from lack of food that your brain swam and your mind refused to respond to even the simplest demands made upon it? Have you ever been so poor that you were forced to make twenty-five cents worth of food last for a week? Have you seen the time when a fifteen cent meal was a luxury and a restaurant lunch which cost twenty cents was the wildest extravagance?" I have. For the last six months I have lived this way . . . "

New York Evening World  1898-07-18