Historical Context- Dorothy

Colin Tonra

Dorothy was born in 1942. She grew up in Merrick Long Island with her younger brother. In the 50's she moved to a suburban neighborhood with her family. In the 50's when lots of men were coming back from the war they wanted to move to the suburbs buy a big house and move on with their lives. Dorothy worked in Long Island as an assistant Vice President. In he 60's it was very rare for a woman to have such an important role in a company. She also worked for a publishing company in New York City. In the age that she was working lots of women were unhappy and out of work but Dorothy was being ambitious and jumping from job to job.