New York: Macmillan, 1911.
Illustrated by Lewis Hine photograph frontispiece. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14026
Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, some gutter starting, light edgewear, light tone, otherwise light wear. Still solid hardcover.; "The [National Consumers'] League's inquiry was initiated because, three years ago in the study of the establishment of a minimum wage, only very little information was obtainable as to the relation between the income and the outlay of self-supporting women workers. The inquiry was conducted for a year and a half by Mrs Sue Ainslie Clark, who obtained the workers' budges as they were available from young women interviewed in their rooms, boarding places, and hotels, and at night schools and clubs." - Preface by Edith Wyatt. Mrs Clark left the National Consumers' League in New York, moving to Boston where she continued her active work, including becoming President of the Boston Women's Trade Union League. Striking Lewis Hine photo as frontispiece. First Edition, First Printing of this fascinating Progressive Era study of single women workers in New York and trade unionism. Contents: Preface; Chapter I: The income and outlay of some New York saleswomen; Ch II: The shirt-waist maker's strike; Ch III: The income and outlay of some New York factory workers. (Unskilled and seasonal work); Ch IV: The income and outlay of some New York factory workers. (Monotony and fatigue in speeding); Ch V: The cloak maker's strike and the preferential union shop; Ch VI: Women laundry workers in New York; CH VII: Scientific management as applied to women's work. ; xiii, 270, 5 ad pages.