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Sweatshops.  Even the factory inspector was horrified by the appalling conditions that female labourers in the East End had to endure - and they were not alone.  Bottom left inset:  The small office of the Association for the Promotion of the Employment of Women, at Langham Place in London, saw a constant stream of women seeking help.  It had been established in 1857 by Barbara Bodichon and her colleagues.  Inset: Barbara Bodichon (1827-1891), the feminist pioneer, who also helped to found Girton College, Cambridge.  Original artwork for illustration on pp16-17 of Look and Learn issue no 1017 (5 September 1981).  Lent for scanning by The Gallery of Illustration.

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