Les Femmes Cocher / 113 (Les Femmes Chauffeur / 2)
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Paris Nouveau no. 2330 Les Femmes Chauffeur

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Les Femmes Cocher / 113

Les Femmes Chauffeur / 2

Picture (left): Mme. Decourcelle, the first woman to possess her two diplomas for horse-cab driver and chauffeur.

Femmes chauffeur were much more numerous just before World War I when the American humourist Alexander Woollcott rode with one of them:

Once in pre-war days, when curiously bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?"

"Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it."

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