In Their Words

Women and Metalwork

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The reason there are not more women engaged in the metal work is because women have learned so little to depend upon themselves that they have neglected their opportunities and disparaged their ability to do things...there is no reason why a woman shouldn't do anything in the way of metalwork without losing any of her dignity.

Madeline Yale Wynne as quoted in Chicago Daily Tribune March 12, 1903).

Madeline Yale Wynne made this statement to an audience of skeptical female Chicagoans in 1903.