WHEN IS SHE AN OLD MAID?
Fanny Davenport’s statement was as follows: “It is possible that the Paris chief of police decided all unmarried women of 30 to be old maids, because he is so many kilometers away from the United States. According to the opinions of many Franco-American observers the women of Paris may be called old before they are out of their teens; whereas Americans as a class are at their finest development and most agreeably fill the eye when they have passed beyond the age of 30.”
Los Angeles Herald 5/10/1896: 20. Print.