May those who love us love us. And those that don’t love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May he provide an online discussion of sexism in science, So we’ll know them by their commenting.
The biggest category by miles, making up nearly 1 in 10 of working age women. Ubiquitous wallpaper in endless novels and the butt of a million Punch cartoons, but seldom seriously characterised. Rosanna Spearman in The Moonstone comes to mind as an exception.
'Innkeeper or Publican' was the first drawing I did as inspiration for this series, so I've put her in as well. My alternatives were slim— a smattering of Ink Manufacture Workers, India Rubber melter-downers, and the somewhat mysterious 50 'Inland Navigation' women who were not however Bargewomen (lock-keepers, perhaps?); and a few dozen 'Image Makers and Dealers' who are distinct from Photographers or Artists— printmakers I suppose?