Women in History

Collection by Coleen Starling

Coleen Starling
Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House On the Prairie. Laura on the front porch of the home Almanzo built for them near Mansfield, Missouri. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Time Pictures, Antique Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Vintage Portrait, Michael Landon

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum preserves the records of Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.

A website dedicated to Nellie Bly, the pen name of pioneer woman journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran. Read samples of her writing, her biography, become a fan of Nellie Bly, view photos of Nellie and peruse a gallery of Nellie Bly products. Great Women, Amazing Women, Nellie Bly, Historical Women, Historical Society, Laura Ingalls, Interesting History, Women In History, Ancient History
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Nellie Bly Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph...

 American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960 Louisiana, Black History Facts, Black History Month, By Any Means Necessary, My Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful Pictures, Pretty Images, Women In History, History Major

Ruby Bridges, first African-American to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

The Civil War Parlor-Rare, civil war-era photo shows confederate general Robert E. Lee’s slave, Selina Gray, the pic (with two of her eight children) Black History Facts, Us History, African American History, Women In History, Black History Month, Slavery History, History Photos, Native American, Rare Photos

Priceless photo of enslaved Selina Gray who was the head housekeeper for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. She is credited with defending Arlington House during the Civil War and thereby saving treasured heirlooms belonging to George Washington.

Beatrix Potter and her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, which became the inspiration for Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, John Wright, Tales Of Beatrix Potter, Beatrice Potter, Peter Rabbit And Friends, Foto Portrait, Benjamin Bunny, Picture Letters
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Beatrix Potter, Morgan Library

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce. Caroline Norton was a moving force behind one of the most emancipating pieces of legislation in our history, the Marriage and Divorce Act, which became law 150 years ago Tilda Swinton, Great Women, Amazing Women, Super Women, Caroline Norton, Ute Lemper, Loveless Marriage, Maria Callas, Women Rights

The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce

Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...

Julia Child - The Fearless French Chef! Chefs, Oui Oui, Role Models, Amazing Women, Famous People, Love Her, At Least, Entertaining, Black And White
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Ladies We Love: Julia Child

Although only those among us with true kitchen ambition could ever enjoyably tackle a recipe from Julia Childs seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking, she made us feel like we could. And that was the best thing about her. Child was the first real celebrity cook, the perfect amalgam of Americas budding love for both TV and food. She was a big, rangy Smith girl with a sense of humor and a precise but never fussy approach in the kitchen. She made a point of calling out poseurs, faddists…

Mary Cassatt, from the Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, Women In History, Art History, Famous Artists, Great Artists, Artist Art, Artist At Work, Edgar Degas

May 22—Happy Birthday Miss Mary Cassatt.

“ miniature Portrait of the Comtesse du Barry Lavreince; (inspired by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun ) Second half of the century Paris, the Louvre, Department of Graphic Arts ” Marie Antoinette, Madame Du Barry, Miniature Portraits, Miniature Paintings, Hans Holbein The Younger, French Royalty, French History, Ludwig, Art Nouveau
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*Rococo Revisited - miniature Portrait of the Comtesse du Barry ...

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cooking, Julia ~ valentine ~ I like this. A lot "Bon Appetit" French Country kitchen chef Joy of cooking , Art of French Cooking. home in Cambridge, MA Great Quotes, Quotes To Live By, Inspirational Quotes, Julia Child Quotes, Son Quotes, Daughter Quotes, Family Quotes, Chefs, Foodie Quotes
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cooking, Julia child(1912-2004) ~ valentine ~ I like this. A lot "Bon Appetit" French Country kitchen chef 1960's Joy of cooking , Art of French Cooking. home in Cambridge, MA

Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Women In History, World History, Family History, Southern Heritage, Southern Pride, America Civil War, Civil War Photos, Interesting History, Historical Pictures
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Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee

Madeleine Astor, who survived the Titanic. Her husband, John Jacob Astor IV did not. "Madeleine there's my age and in a very delicate condition; Rms Titanic, Titanic History, Titanic Ship, Titanic Sinking, John Jacob Astor Iv, Newport, A Night To Remember, Edwardian Fashion, 1918 Fashion
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The Survivors — Ultimate Titanic

Stories from passengers who survived the Titanic sinking. Video interviews Quotes, facts and statistics about for historians, teachers and students.

Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American female poet. Her first name is sometimes spelled "Phyllis". Born in 1753 in Senegal, West Africa but was sold into slavery at eight years old, Phillis Wheatley became African American Writers, African American Women, American Literature, African Americans, American Poetry, Early American, American Art, Phillis Wheatley, By Any Means Necessary
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is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" Julia Child - Julia Child (My Life in France Learn From Your Mistakes, Warrior Spirit, She Is Fierce, Child Life, Wild Child, Women In History, Classy Women, My Idol, My Hero
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Julia Child - Interview Magazine

Wild Child: Health-conscious, hale, and hearty, Julia Child has written her best cookbook yet. Polly Frost found America's favorite French chef in Santa Barbara.

Peter Paul Rubens Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, , National Gallery of Art, Washington. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria by Peter Paul Rubens. Peter Paul Rubens, Marchesa, Pedro Pablo Rubens, Rubens Paintings, Oil Paintings, Portrait Paintings, Jan Van Eyck, Baroque Art, National Gallery Of Art
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Design is fine. History is mine.

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, 1606. Oil on canvas. Antwerp. More about the artwork: National Gallery of Art, Washington. Source