Lizzie place this sensational satirical ad when she was struggling to make ends meet as a $10-per-week stenographer. Reading like a present-day personal ad, she offered to sell herself to the highest bidder. The stunt made her a national news story.
Lizzie was no glamorous, high-society Gibson Girl! Her humorous ad offered a serious critique of turn-of-the-century American society ~ one where the modern woman was still treated like property and often forced to marry since her wages were so low.
Charles Gibson | Toronto Public Library | Public domain