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

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

Catherine King Works in a Big Mercantile House on Broadway; The Buyer and His Luncheons; Girls Must Have Fine Figures and Wear Garments So They Sell Readily

by: Catherine King | publication date: August 3, 1898 | Publication: New York Evening World | pages: 7

". . .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' . . ."

Catherine King's fifth day investigating different kinds of jobs.

Public domain.