Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: States Allowing Girls to Marry Before Eighteen, 1895


The black list of states.
Newspapers: Kentucky, Louisville, 1890-1900
Letterpress.
Published: 1895 March 27
Repository: Library of Congress Newspaper and Periodicals Reading Room, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA 

5 comments:

  1. Okay, okay! I really did notice that this image has words IN it, but technically, I didn't write them. All I wrote was the citation, not even a transcript. Julia

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  2. ROFL, Julia! That's a "gotcha," isn't it?

    Interesting article, and thank you for posting it. Seven years? They were weird in Delaware at that time. I'm surprised Florida, where I live, had the oldest, really. Though I knew a girl in high school (mid-1960s) who married at 14. I hope it turned out well, but odds were and are against it.

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  3. How could anyone possibly believe a SEVEN year old child was ready for marriage and all that it wifely entails???

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  5. This item, "The Black List of States", appeared in
    "The courier-journal". Louisville [Ky. : Louisville Courier-Journal Print. Co.], 1895 March 27.

    It's held at the Library of Congress Newspaper and Periodicals Reading Room, Washington, D.C. 20540, USA.

    An updated link: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002719610/

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