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Topic Guide to Pin Money

The information and links below include search tips and a selection of articles covering this topic in the digitized Louisiana newspapers. The dates and suggested search terms can help to further explore this topic on Chronicling America. For the most search results, try the search terms in different combinations, in proximity, and as phrases.

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Pin Money

In past centuries, “pin money” referred to a wife’s allowance given by her husband. More recently, it referred to a woman’s income earned from small tasks or part-time jobs, and the newspapers illustrate how that change occurred by the ways in which newspaper items use the term “pin money.” The sample articles below help to demonstrate the change in the term’s use.

Significant Dates

1912 – Henry G. Freeman Jr. Pin Money Fund benefitting the First Ladies of the United States

Suggested Search Terms

pin money, pin-money

Sample Articles