It wasn’t too many
years decades ago that if a young lady wanted to pursue a career, her choices were a bit limited. Most of us chose to study nursing, teaching or an office/secretarial career. In high school, I took several typing classes and even a shorthand class (or two)! Now it’s fun to find the vintage equipment and study materials that were part of those early years of career education.
I found this great old Royal Typewriter last year and even blogged about it here. I was so excited to include it as part of my Christmas Open House display this past November, but someone had a different plan for it and bought it the day before!
By the way…. before I incorrectly date myself here, my typing classes were taken on the much newer IBM Selectric typewriter…..but before they had that handy “correcting” feature!!!
I do remember using fold-to-stand-up typing books like these vintage ones I found a few months ago. The study material is still pertinent today, and don’t you just love the advice given in these old books…
But one of my best "career" finds is this sweet Napcoware planter...
However,I think the young lady certainly needs to take some of that early advice to heart!!!
I mean, just look how far apart she’s holding her wrists!!!
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove