starfishpaws: Chicago’s Police Department’s first female officers, 1913 The starting salary of a policewoman in 1913 was $ 75 a month, and each officer was assigned an area to patrol—often a beach, park, bus terminal, railroad station, or dancehall. Their duties included protecting girls from unsavory types who might lure them into danger and arresting girls for wearing questionable swimming costumes at the local beaches. via Chicago History Museum
Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. degree from Chicago in 1915. She stayed at the university with an appointment as a research assistant until 1931 because, despite her pioneering work on classification of invertebrates and her publication volume (six major books and over 100 articles), other universities would not hire her because she was Jewish. In 1937 she was appointed as a research associate at the American Museum of Nat...
Kate Warne. Private detective & master of disguise during the Civil War. She helped save Abraham Lincoln by uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to take office. She disguised herself as a Union soldier, Southern belle and harmless grandmother. Described by Allan Pinkerton as slender, brown haired woman, not much is known about Kate prior to when she walked into the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1856, except that she was born in New York and was widowed shortly after she married.