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Temporary installation for Maria Engelbrecht Stokkenbech

    Maria Engelbrecht Stokkenbech (1759-?) became a frontrunner for women’s right to work. She moved to Kiel, where she worked by assuming men’s clothing. She then travelled to Hamburg and found work as a tailor in the new clothes under the name Gotfried Jacob Eichstedt. After a few years in Germany, she returned to Copenhagen where she was given permission after controversy to « make a living as a tailor and sew men’s clothes ».

    Address : 14, Kongens Nytorv, København

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