Les Femmes Cocher / 2 (Introduction)
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Les Femmes Cocher / 2

Introduction

Photo (left): Mme. Dufaut in uniform.

In November, 1906, three women began a month-long apprenticeship in preparation for the Prefecture of Police examination that would qualify them to drive horse cabs in Paris. Several other women were accepted into the apprenticeship program soon afterward.

The course of studies was the same one that was required for male drivers. At the end of it the candidates had to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of horse medicine, horse handling, the newly-introduced taximeters, the driving code and the geography of Paris and its suburbs.

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