The Brisbane Truth noted Miss Goldstein's candidature.
The Truth's use of the word "vamp", or rather the phrase "on the vamp", does not correspond to our usage of the word today, as a femme fatale or the dictionary definition of part of a shoe-upper or boot-upper. A 1901 news article in the Sydney Truth obviously is using another meaning again when it refers to the "official vamp given in the daily press". I do not quite understand the meaning of "on the vamp" in the caption to the cartoon "Vivacious Vida Goldstein on the Vamp". Is it some reference to the Anti-Sweating League?
|A Female Franchiser. (1903, August 23). Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), , p. 5 (CITY EDITION). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199294063|
- Whiting, Julie. "National Anti-Swaeating League of Victoria." NLA Behind the Scenes Blog. National Library of Australia, 19 Aug. 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2016. <https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/fringe-publishing/2015/08/16/national-anti-sweating-league-of-victoria>.