Victoria Claflin Woodhull, born in 1838, married at age fifteen to an alcoholic and womanizer. She became the first woman to establish a brokerage firm on Wall Street and played an active role in the woman's suffrage movement. She became the first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872. Her name is largely lost in history. Few recognize her name and accomplishments.
This woman's son had to have his leg amputated because she wouldn't pay for his medical care. She was so desperate for money she committed forgery and perjury. But to no avail. She spent her life in squalor, filthy dresses, and eating nothing but irregular graham crackers to save money. She was Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, with a fortune estimated at 17 BILLION (modern) dollars at the time of her death. Her daughter later donated most of the fortune to charity. WOW what a story....
"Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Former slave & the 1st Black woman to practice medicine in Georgia. Grier graduated from Fisk after 7 years of study to be a teacher. Her interest in medicine came after seeing white doctors collect fees for the work of black nurses & midwives. Grier paid her tuition by alternating years of education & picking cotton for another 7 years at Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1897. She moved to Atlanta where she practiced medicine until her death.
* Medicine Crow: As a youth of fifteen, Medicine Crow went on his first war party. In the next nineteen years, he led a vigorous and often dangerous life of a Plains Indian warrior. For twelve of those years he was a war chief noted for his agility in hand-to-hand combat, courage, and dependability in bringing his men back home not only safely but victorious ~ Artist by: steeelll *
Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91.
Dickens and other writers associated prostitution with the mechanisation and industrialisation of modern life, portraying prostitutes as human commodities consumed and thrown away like refuse when they were used up. Moral reform movements attempted to close down brothels, something that has sometimes been argued to have been a factor in the concentration of street-prostitution in Whitechapel, in the East End of London, by the 1880s (near the end of the 19th century)
Antique Patent Medicine bottle (empty) DILL MEDICINE Co. All-Original, embossed w/ label, in box, w/ OPIUM Ingredient. Over 100 year old- Bottle has full label on fourth side panel that reads in part, "DILL'S - BATEMAN DROPS / 49% ALCOHOL ... OPIUM 2 GR. PER FL. OZ. ... for pain of stomach and abdomen ... THE DILL MEDICINE CO. NORRISTOWN, PA."