Harper’s franchising system empowered and enriched poor women, as well as herself!
Bound out into servitude from the time she was seven years old, Martha Matilda Harper knew she had to change her life.
Susan B. Anthony while campaigning for suffrage cited Harper and encouraged every woman to have “her own pocketbook.” Harper’s franchise system represented the economic emancipation of women.
Each shop was a classy retreat for the body and soul. Find out where these shops were located.
History books forgot her. Harper’s obituary was the clue that there was more. Read her story.
The word “franchise” comes from the French and means, “to free from servitude.” Learn more about franchising here.
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