“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service.
Members of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, commonly known as WAACs, don their first gas masks at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in June 1942. The female troops were famously praised by General Douglas MacArthur, who called them “my best soldiers.” (Marie Hansen; Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.)
Am 27. Mai 1937, um Punkt 6 Uhr am Morgen, wurde die Golden Gate Bridge für Fußgänger freigegeben. Die Kinder hatten schulfrei, Ämter und Büros blieben geschlossen. Menschen aus dem ganzen Land reisten an.
"This photography shows Annie Londonderry. She became one of the most celebrated women of the 1890s. Her amazing trip was reportedly set in motion by a wager that required Annie not only to circle the earth by bicycle in 15 months, but also to earn 5,000 dollars en route as well. This was no mere test of a woman’s physical endurance and mental fortitude; it was a test of a woman’s ability to fend for herself in the world."