“Room full of girls seated at typewriters transcribing dictaphone records. Lighting Good”

By an unknown photographer, Dictaphone Sales Corporation, unknown location, ca. 1925

The 19th-century office was a male domain. But by 1920, more than 20 percent of all wage-earning women worked in offices. This photograph also shows how office tasks as well as factory work could be organized and subdivided.

National Archives, Records of the Women’s Bureau (86-G-1S-16)