While American Was being Born… Ladies Who Didn’t Have Enough Sense To Come In Out Of The Rain

From a Modern Woman magazine from the 40’s, some interesting news…

For the benefit of eighteenth century ladies who didn’t have enough sense to come in out of the rain, a Parasol Lend-company flourished in Paris, France, about the year 1776. Negro attendants carried the parasols and collected payment upon delivering a charge at her destination. In those times, a parasol cost too much for an average woman to own.

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