Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Mrs. Zelickson
arrived in Canada in 1891 and settled in Hirsch, Saskatchewan. In 1925 she responded to an ongoing discussion in the magazine Nor'-West Farmer on the topic of what a woman's work was worth.

"On remarking the value of my work I do not reckon it the wage of a maid but I figure it as taking the produce to market... I think this is quite a record and will be pleased to hear from any woman who can beat it."

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An online exhibition from the Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, organized by TREX
Traveling Exhibitions Program, with generous support from the Dobkin Family Foundation.