[Fearless Females–Women’s History Month, March 12th: Working Girl]
This photograph was taken around 1905-1910. It shows the Mazeres family in front of one of their French laundries in Oakland, Alameda Co., California. My great grandmother, Brigitte (Breilh) Mazeres, always worked alongside her husband, Charles. When he died in 1921, she ran the laundries.
In the photo, Brigitte is standing next to Charles. If you look closely, you can see she has something in her hand, possibly an iron. I’m not sure who the woman is in the dark blouse. The young girl is my Grandmother, Anna (Mazeres) Lassalle.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com