Winslow Homer, The Blackboard, 1877.
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RULES FOR [FEMALE] TEACHERS 1915
1. You will NOT marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are NOT to keep company with men.
3. You MUST be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am
unless attending a school function.
4. You MAY NOT loiter downtown in icecream stores.
5. You MAY NOT travel beyond the city limits
without the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You MAY NOT ride in a carriage or automobile with any man
unless he is your father or your brother.
7. You MAY NOT smoke cigarettes.
8. You MAY NOT dress in bright colours.
9. You may UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES dye your hair.
10. You must wear AT LEAST two petticoats.
11. Your dresses must NOT be any shorter
than two inches above the ankle.
12. To keep the school room clean you must:
- sweep the floor at least once a day
- scrub the floor with hot soapy water at least once a week
- clean the blackboard at least once a day
- start the fire at 7am so that the room will be warm by 8am.
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