Agent Tomato (agent_tomato) wrote in little_details,
Agent Tomato

Women as Song-Pluggers

Setting: Sometime between 1915 and 1935, in an urban setting that is heavily implied to be New York, but never stated as such.

Searched: Combinations of "song-plugger," "history," and "women."  Haven't found much besides a basic description of what a song-plugger is, and a few articles on modern-day song-pluggers.

Could a woman in her twenties get a job as a song-plugger (playing a piano in a music store in order to demonstrate sheet music) during the early twentieth century?  It's all right if it would have been unusual; I just need to know if it conceivably could happen.

If it could happen, how much would it pay?  Enough for her to live on?
Tags: ~music

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