Les Femmes Cocher / 37 (Mme. Lutgen / 5)
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Les Femmes Cochères à Paris no. 2270

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Les Femmes Cocher / 37

Mme. Lutgen / 5

Picture (left): Mme Lutgen, ex-comtesse du Pin de la Guérinière.

Mme. Lutgen's foray into cab driving was publicly endorsed by the Duchess d'Uzes, a prominent Paris society woman. Nevertheless Mme. Lutgen's family took a dim view of her new career as "ill-suited to one of her aristocratic origin" and successfully pressured her into giving it up.

Mme. Lutgen next took a job as a barber's assistant and briefly ran her own barbershop. In 1913 she was working as a nurse in an animal hospital, something that probably gave her more satisfaction than her previous jobs did. She was revolted by the cruelty she saw inflicted on cab horses and spoke out publicly against it (see Cab Horses, 5).

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