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Washington, D.C.’s ‘Working Girls’

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Step into Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office for a discussion about D.C.’s 19th century working women: from government clerks to prostitutes.


Washington DC’s Working Girls

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A political cartoon from 1869 depicts the new Secretary of the Treasury opening a door to find a bunch of female employees doing anything but working.

Learn about the 19th century’s working girls: those in the workplace for the first time, and those working in the world’s oldest profession.


Obscura Day: Cut It Off

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SOLD OUT: On Obscura Day, join us as we turn the Clara Barton Missing Soldier’s Office into a makeshift operating theater for a Civil War-style amputation.


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