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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1912)
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Beauty Refreshingly Typified Among
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Brandeis department stQlre.1 She was
pretty, without , a doubt, with,-big
soulful eyes,' a! well rounded chin, a
. cupid's bow mouth and1 a wealth of
soft, well kept hair. X' ,. ' ,
while all admired -her, the , more f critical and
observant ones wondered why it was found neces
sary .to go out 'of Omaha to. select1 a beauty.' It
wasn't necessary, for right! in their .imldst was a
whole orchard of . full-blown peaches. All the. curi
ous ones had to do to satisfy themselves. was to
matte a tour of the very same store, and they would
have enjoyed a whole" banquet of "femfnine 'lovll
sess instead of .one -choice portion. tThe hurried,
eometimes frantic, . and - always . eager'-" bargain
hunter is likely t6 overlook them- in the rush" of
department store ctivity, '.but' the peaches are all
there, just the same, in the full blush of youth. 1
, Nearly every working girl who half tries is
pretty, J some, of ,cou rse, more so th an ' other s: The
very nature of their daily routine of duty places
"them in sharp contrast .with the? languid, bridge
. smitten, . bonbon-eating, hothouse variety of their
Bex.' All of them have a purpose that sends the rich,
red blood tingling through their veins,5 flushes the
cheeks with the pink glow of health, and electrifies
the eye, charging them with the sparkle that de
notes keen conception and ready wit. Perchance
some are delving to keep aged mothers in comfort,
In many cases, little ones at home, look to1 them 1
far. support,, and big 'sisters have even been known
to toil unceasingly behind the busy counters that a -big,
strapping' youth might be sent to college. Then,
why shouldn't the working girl be pretty. Her lips,
her eyes and her rosy cheeks are her heritage; they .
are her only fortune though humble It might be. -
Types Are Varied and Attractive
. It is a feast worth . while to, note the various
types of girls and young women in this big store.
They are all true-blue Americans, of course, but ;
there are few of them behind those counters who
are removed more than a generation or so from
the strain and stock of : the old world. Indeed,
Borne of them know as much about the lands that
gave them stock and type as they do about the
new world that gives them an opportunity to work '
and to grow healthy. The type . is indeed there In
all its various and roost attractive forms.. , , , :
The Irish girl, the bonnie lass, a veritable rose
leaf with a thorn thrust-Into; it, 'runs ; deftly
through the . linens and laces "arid other things,'
quoting prices, smiling, adding .a.bJt.of . sweet,
blarney here and there where it is most needed,
and reciting a litany of-girlish woes to her'nearest
neighbor when custom is slack' ' Hef glossy black
hair, her baby-pink cheeks, and .her happy, ever
changing moods tells of the ancestry from which
she comes. : ' .X X X
Trickling down through ages is a distinct strain
of sturdy, Norse blood, gushing in subdued warmth -through
the veins of the little Norwegian, or
Danish or Swedish shop girl, or mayhap through a '
combination of any of these two. This is a type!
Nearly always fair haired,, . milky complexioned,
modest, assuring, even tempered End sincere.
. Teutons of varied genuineness are always to be
found among the' pretty working girls, and Just
as often they are as apt at 6elling goods as they:
are pleasing to look upon. Maybe they do not move
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as fast as other . girls, ; but they are always sure.-,
Part of their beauty lies in their inborn shyness,
accentuated by a gift of blushing deep colors. One
of the prettieBt girls in the Brandeis stores' is' a
German,' with honest, round eyes and a pleasant and .
motlest. Bmlle to Bet off well defined and striking
features. - ' -
; Here - and there throughout the big force of
working girls is k liberal eprinkling of beauty that
finds its way behind the" counters through the
steerage cabin of the ocean liners that set out from
the tyrany of the oppressed Slavonian provinces.
She is the keen eyed, creamy complexioned Rus-,
slan Jewess. She is as smart as a whip by inherit
ance from the time she Is able to toddle about, al
ways on the alert and eager' to pick up every, bit
'of ..knowledge with the least possible display of
emotion or anxiety. Pretty? '. Decidedly so. In this,
same group Is found, the hard working Bohemian
girl, and the Polish 'girl; too all bearing their
distinct type of beauty. ' ' .' ' X
American Girl Has Distinct Beauty.
And( the Amerlcan glr, They do not Mother so
much about their ancestry, or from whom-they
inherited their complexions or temperaments, or
their hair, or their oftentimes striking contours.
' They are always proud to have it known that they
are thoroughgoing American girls, and glad to have
the. opportunity, to make their way through the
world unassisted. They are business like, capable
and progressive, and do little worrying to mar their
youthfulness. Therein lies their beauty.
" Speaking of the Irieh, there is a little , rosy
cheeked minx among the force of salesgirls at the
Brandeis Jewelry counter. Everyone addresses her
as "Banty," because Bhe is so small and wantonly
chic, but when she is serious she insists that her
name is Miss Mae Daugherty of 2 009" Charles street,
Irish through and through-'and proud'of it.' Falx,
an" it a good long wheen o' years bot'hune this and
the time when her line of Daughe'rlys left' the bogs '
and turfs, but there baa never bran a break la the
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strain. Sure, isn't she a Daugherty, and wasn't her
mother a Kilfeather. Wherever ' she flits - one
imagines that a lovely bunch of May flowers has
just been scattered about. When The Bee staff
photographer caught her she was in just one of her
numerous interesting moods. "Banty" is the pet
of the store. She is not only good looking, but
she is an excellent' sales girl. She is also a splendid
musician, has a sweet contralto voice, and makes
all of her own clothes. She has seen seventeen
sweet summers. x ' ,
' ; Rose Leaves and Irish Thorns
The Jewelry counter is well represented by roses
and thorns. There is to be found Mrs. Delia Foley
Figley of 3408. Blondo street. .Her parents came
direct from the heather-bedecked County Sligo,
where the roof tree no doubt 'was low, but happi
ness was ever domiciled within. It shows in the
strong profile, the nose that is tilted Just a wee
bit, the pink flush of the cheeks that is neither pur
chased nor Inherited from any. other land than
Erin's Isle. . No doubt she comes - from a dls-
..tinguished line of . patriotic Patricks, Michaels,
Malachys, Murthahs and so on (God rest the souls
' o'. them). 5 X - '';" : " ' "' -
Robina Kammerer is another of the girls who
attract, more than a passing glance from the surg
ing customers as they pass by the notions depart
ment, of which 'she has charge. Miss Kammerer,
who lives at 1114 . Frederick street, is a German
girl with a disposition, the sweetness of which la
encompassed only by her appearance. Well defined
features, pretty eyes, even rows of teeth, red lips,
air are hers. Miss Kammerer went into the store
ten years ago as a cash girl, and has worked
steadily and faithfully up until Bhe is now the""
head of a department. Her ambition is to spend
the rest of her life at this occupation, ' for she
likes her work. , ' ' . ; :' .
Back behind a long show case in the millinery
department, where flowers in abundance, a wealth-'
of plumes,, and f gogeoua, array ol Jiata. are on .
display, Miss Esther Segelberg, an accomplished
young sales girl, is to' be found. No, she is a Swede.
Esther Sogelberg? Why, "of course. At least her
father is. Her mother is a Norwegian. Sweden and
Norway have been unfriendly neighbors for a long ;
time. but. Mr. aitd Mrs. Segelberg . get along
famously, and are proud of the daughter of their
union. Miss Segelberg is an excellent type of Scandinavian-descent,
full of warmth, and possessing a
r .-A splendid example of the true American girl
is seen in the suit and cloak department where
"Miss Beatrice Hayden of 020 South Nineteenth
street, holds forth. She nearly always smiles, and
&er Pleasant, ever reaay aesjre to go oui oi ner
is a slender girl of rather aristocratic bearing, but
'nevertheless democratic. Her round pretty eyes
sparkle with good will and a dash of merriment.
' She is a decided blonde with plenty of golden, wavy
" hair,; and like all American girls knows how to
wear: her clothes. Miss Hayden is a' demonstrator
'of petticoats, being exceptionally experienced , in
that line of work. '
. In the basement is a slip of a girl, dispensing
goods in the notions department. S&e is of pro
nounced German caste, though she is pleased to
have it known that her father is a Yankee. She is
Miss Edith Clapp of 402 South Thirty-ninth street,
and has been in the department for three years.
The credit department also claims a pretty girl,
in Miss Margaret Greenslate of 1049 Park avenue.
She is a stenographer, and handsomely sustains the
reputation of those of her profession for good looks.
Her eyes are blue, her complexion soft and velvety
and she possesses a dimple in her strong chin that
emphasizes her beauty.' Her mass of hazel hued
hair adds greatly to her appearance.
Wasted Fragrance on Desert Air
Hidden back in the receiving department where ,
h mimirlne nubile never has access, another
pretty girl Is to be found, as far from notice as the
proverbial fragrance of the rose on the desert air.
This working girl 1b Miss Clara Birmingham of
1538 North Seventeenth street. All of those, in
her department, though, know her, and unselfishly
admire her to the slight of the customers who go
in a continuous stream through the ordinary chan
nels of mercantile custom. One of these . days
somebody, probably a big handsome man, will dls--cover
her, and then the receiving department must
cast about for another pretty girl. .
No department eeems complete without its pretty
girl, and in most every instance she Is aelfishly re
garded as a family pet by those closely associated
with her. Little Jealousies are seldom known, to
exist among the fair ones who are compelled to go
forth into the world, even at tender years, to make
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their own Ilvipg.. Some may, sigh; lamentations
now and then becaure. nature, was. hot as lavish
with its gifts as it was toward others, but all toll
happily on,-each" trying' to look, her best, smile her
Bweetest and act most pleasant. " TheBe are the
God - given privileges i of eyery. young woman, and
ner arueuc. application or tnem soon lifts her to &
class, that is akin to-beauty.' 'Indeed, it is hard to
make a selection ' between : the- twW feminine
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Beauty of Intelligence and Genius' . '
. ,, The beauty of the working girl, is often of tha
cultivated sort,; born of the intelligence(and genios
she acquires through viewing, things 'in a broad
business way. j She has no; time '"to be frittered
away with the trifling whims that in' 'a short time
furrow the brow, weayea .network' of telltale lines
underneath the eyes. or droop. the: corners of an
otherwise pretty mouth.'. By necessity she must
mold for herself a well-rounded,' sunny andpleas
ant disposition, ' unless otherwise gifted,': and, she
takes as much pride and care in doing this as she
did when she made mud pies with chubby, dimpled,
fists. v ' ' '? ;-:.";
The great business world affords thenrthelr lost
opportunities; 5 if' stays ' the dreaded 'liries makes
the heart beat faster and strengthens the character,!
There is nothing ; 'more, pleasing to .'lppk 'upon'tha'a ,
a storeful of busy, cheerful working girls::' Their
routine day after day may seem monotonous, and
perhaps some "of them do get' weary 'and fretful' at
times, but there are not many of, them "who would
give up their positions without , serious thought.
Proof of this is found, in the fact that many of the
girls have been employed 'in stores f or ( years and
still retain , that ; gushing, beauty ' of their early
'teens. Instilled in every- one ls the pride- that
makes for beauty.- It shows in their bright faces,
in their; carefully-kept puffs and ringlets (some
times bought, but that's no shame) and their dainty
shirtwaists and ' ribbons always clean and crisp,
, To find a pretty girl one; ljas only to step Into
a department store and .cast eyes upon, the , tint
damsel he- sees' behind : a counter. ' There she Is, ,:
every business day of the world the working girl
There are plenty of them; bless them all - -
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