Thursday, May 8, 2008

La Femme Avocat







The other day Mommy Blawg was kind enough to mention this site. In their honor I am posting selected postcards from a series printed at Nancy in France ca.1900-1902 entitled "La Femme Avocat." The entire series consists of fifteen cards. The text on the cards is decidedly feminist and in favor of women lawyers. The first card reads, in part [in my loose translation]:






Married, a mother, I have the honor, before I plead the case entrusted to me,
to give the court my deepest respect, assured of their good will and persuaded that it is
not necessary to be a man...to see good law and justice triumph.


I wil gladly send scans of these cards to anyone who would like them. Just email me at hoeflich@ku.edu.









1 comment:

Zeppo said...

Interesting to see what words you omitted from the French!

Great blog - look forward to more.

Margaret
transblawg.eu