November 9, 2012

Kitty Marion

Kitty Marion Selling Birth Control Review
Kitty Marion, sometimes mistaken for Margaret Sanger -- this particular photo, stood on New York street corners for thirteen years (1917-1929), dedicated to selling copies of the Birth Control Review.

By 1929, Marion had become a public figure in New York, just by selling copies of a newspaper.

In a 1936 article in The New Yorker, Marion estimated that she alone sold over 99,000 copies of the Review. (“More Memories,” Birth Control Review [May 1923]; “Biographical Note,” Kitty Marion Papers.)

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