Margery Ordway 1916

Margery Ordway 1916, originally uploaded by jgodsey.

from the LOC Moving Image Section: The potential for women to participate in the motion picture industry during the silent era is suggested in this 1916 picture from the popular fan magazine Photoplay. Although the caption emphasizes the traditional gender expectation, it also demonstrates that women were not excluded from this usually male profession. “Margery Ordway, regular, professional, licensed, union crank-turner at Camp Morosco, has gone into camera work as nonchalantly as other girls take up stenography, nursing,

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