Mose and Lize on the 3rd Avenue, N.Y.

This 1848 print showed the exuberant style of dress and behavior favored by many young working-class women. Although Lize (like her boyfriend Mose, the celebrated "fire laddie") was a fictional character, her popularity in the press and theater suggested that the principles of Domestic Science and separate spheres did not represent the ideal for all young women.

<i>Mose and Lize on the 3rd Avenue, N.Y.</i>

Source: James Baillie, 1848, lithograph, 11 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches - New-York Historical Society.