Item #7257 [Set of 20 Training Slides for a “Girl Friday”].

[Set of 20 Training Slides for a “Girl Friday”].

N.P. N.P., [early 1960s?]. 20 film slides, each measuring 1½” x 1½” in mounts measuring 2” x 2”. Very good plus with minor wear.

This is an anonymously produced set of slide transparencies on hand-colored film that were likely used to train female secretaries. The first slide has a cartoon image of a young woman with a stack of papers and the words “Girl Friday,” a known colloquialism for a female helper or office assistant. The remaining slides feature more cartoon images as well as text that depict facets of the job such as “Writes letters,” “Dictation” and “Proofread.” There are also tips and instructions like “Must use good grammar,” “Smile” and “Must be pleasant.”

An artifact of another era, with a touch of chauvinism, related to training young women in an office setting. We'd like to think their use led directly to the creation of the next item on offer, but we just made that up. Very good. Item #7257

Price: $250.00

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