Female employees working in the Burpee seed packing plant, circa 1890.
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Image of Burpee female employees working in the seed packing plant.

Credit: Courtesy of the Burpee Seed Company

In the late 1800s young women left farms for jobs in Pennsylvania's growing industrial labor force. Many of them found employment working in agricultural related industries, such as Burpee seed processing plants.

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