Vocations for Girls by Eli Witwer WeaverVocations for Girls by Eli Witwer Weaver

Vocations for Girls

byEli Witwer Weaver

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...of fancy post cards, place cards, and favors. The large private libraries, museums, and bookbinderies engage skilled hand binders to do artistic work. The professional artist in bookbinding may realize good profits from a shop of her own. She must know the technical methods of binding, and must also have the training and ability of a designer. The weaver makes fancy rugs, tapestries and baskets. She, too, must be both craftsman and designer. The good leather worker is able to compete with the factories in the fine work, because so much of the leather work must be done by hand even in the factories. With the same abilities and slightly different training from that required for craftsmanship, the bread-winner will find more satisfactory occupations in the trades and professions connected with the practical arts, where she will not be obliged to compete with amateurs. A wide range of occupations is included under this heading, offering a multitude of opportunities for earning a livelihood. The field includes photography, the preparation of charts and diagrams, signs and placards, maps, working drawings, illustrations, designs and architectural plans. All branches of the work require manual skill, the ability to take pains, some special training, and a thorough knowledge of the materials and processes with which the work deals. Girls who wish to become photographers may learn the trade by serving at a small wage as apprentices to a first class photographer. They will first do mounting and finishing, and may receive about $6 to $9 a week for careful work. Later, the apprentice may be given the opportunity to learn to work up backgrounds with the air brush, and to retouch the plates. This is highly skilled work, and pays from $15 a week for an...
Title:Vocations for GirlsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217806163

ISBN - 13:9780217806169