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Behold – c.1950s Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
If you thought the objectification of the secretaries on Mad Men was bad, you haven’t heard about Beverly Nowlin. Beverly Nowlin-Martindale (1935-1996), was employed by Pyramid Life Insurance Co. in Little Rock, Arkansas and apparently known for her “efficiency”. It’s still unclear what she did at the company picnic, but it must’ve been fire. We found these letters 4 years ago, hidden in an old desk, still inside their interoffice mail envelopes. 
Beverly was married on August 19th, 1955 – less than a month after these letters were written. If you’ve ever been to Encore, you’ve probably seen them hanging on our wall. Beverly is a legend here…