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Quotation by Lydia Hoyt Farmer
... the time will come when no servant will be hired without a diploma from some training school, and a girl will as much expect to fit herself for house-maid or cook, as for dressmaker or any trade.
Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842–1903), U.S. author. What America Owes to Women, ch. 10 (1893).
Farmer's editorial showed the influence of the domestic science movement, which attempted to scientize and professionalize housework.
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