Lowndes County Women at Work

Continuing with the Women’s History Month theme, here are a few snapshots of Lowndes County women working in Lowndes County over the decades.

Women working at the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1905. They were known as "hello" girls.

Teacher Sadie Hudson with her students at Franklin Academy in 1904.

Members of the local chapter of the American Red Cross during World War I.

Women working for the Telephone Company in the 1920s. The woman standing in the center is Hattie H. Wright.

The main occupation available to African American women in the 1930s was domestic work. Seen here are Gertrude and Katie who worked for the Lincoln family in Columbus.


Chebie Bateman, former director of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, working in the library when it was housed in the Brickell home.


Barrow School teachers (left to right) Elise Lipscomb, Maud Walker, and Velma Stewart in 1950.

A woman working at American Bosch Arma Corporation in February 1959.

Published in: on March 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Wonderful photo essay! Thank you!

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