Images of women working. Our female ancestors weren't just "housewives!"
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Women Miners History | Coal Mining History and Culture - Appalachian Studies - Orientation ...
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Coal Mining History and Culture - Appalachian Studies - Orientation & Guides at Hazard Community and Technical College
Display at the Yorkshire Mining Museum showing two female miners sorting coal
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:::::::::: Vintage Photograph ::::::::: Fisher woman, Whitby, England. That net would have been very heavy! Taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, pioneering Victorian photographer.
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Lizzie Alice Hawksfield - Whitby - North Yorkshire - Late 1800s
Frank Sutcliffe-Photographs of Whitby: Ref: D49
An elegantly dressed unidentified female photographer from the 1880s.
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Victorian lady phootographer
Picture of Victorian woman from the 1880s, with Photography equipment
No digital cameras back then. An elegantly dressed unidentified lady photographer from the 1880s.
Woman railroad crossing guard, 1943.
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A female railroad crossing guard, ca. 1943.
Woman railroader learning to grease an engine wheel, San Francisco, 1943.
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Woman railroader learning to grease an engine wheel in San Francisco, 1943.
Edith "Jackie" Ronne (born October 13, 1919 - June 14, 2009) was an American explorer of Antarctica and the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition. The Ronne Ice Shelf was named in her honor ~
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Edith M. "Jackie" Ronne - the first American woman to set foot on Antarctica, first woman to winter over, first working expedition member and part of first couple at South Pole; Ronne Ice Shelf is named for her. President of the Society of Woman Geographers ('78 - '81), fellow of The Explorers Club and member of the Antarctican Society. Professional writer and lecturer.
Edith "Jackie" Ronne (born October 13, 1919 - June 14, 2009) was an American explorer of Antarctica and the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition. She is also the namesake of the Ronne Ice Shelf. Edith "Jackie" Ronne was not only the first American woman to join an Antarctic Expedition, but she was the first woman in the world to do so.
Edith Ronne, explorer and historian, was the first woman to serve as a working member of an Antarctic expedition.
Jackie Ronne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Waitress, from Manners and Social Usages, 1907
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A vendor of post cards on a French street, 1900 - I love that the stand is sharply back-lit, which reveals the mechanism it rolls around on.
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Paris en vieilles photos et cartes postales. * "Paris d'antan" sur Facebook (accessibles sans compte FB): https://www.facebook.com/parisdantan (via Book Portrait-GoodReads)
Les anciennes rues de Paris | les Petits Métiers de Paris
New York City Hat Maker, circa 1907. Source: New York Public Library.
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New York City Hat Maker, circa 1907. Source: New York Public Library.
New York City Hat Maker, c.1907. Source: New York Public Library. vintage picture
Women marking the pattern of uniforms onto material with chalk in preparation for the cutting stage of the process. Nine hundred miles of khaki serge produces 5,000,000 battle suits and 6,000,000 pairs of trousers. UK, 1941.
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Women mark patterns of uniforms onto material with chalk in preparation for the cutting stage of the process. Nine hundred miles of khaki serge produces 5,000,000 battle suits and 6,000,000 pairs of trousers. UK, 1941.
The Cleanup Crew. Found in the “Way We Worked” National Archives and Records Administration digital exhibition. Photo caption: “Like girls from Mars are these “top women” at U.S. Steel’s Gary, Indiana Works, Their job is to clean up at regular intervals around the tops of twelve blast furnaces. As a safety precaution, the girls wear oxygen masks while they are doing the clean-up job” By an unknown photographer, ca. 1941–45, National Archives, Records of the Women’s Bureau (86-WWT-33-58).
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Nice selection of photos from the National Archives, of women working for the war effort during WWII. | WWII items @MuseumStore http://www.museumstorecompany.com/cart.php?m=search_results=WWII
President Grant appointed Van Lew postmaster of Richmond (1869-1877). She was ostracized by Richmond society for her beliefs (involvement in Republican politics, women's suffrage & African American rights). She spent bulk of her inheritance on caring for family's former slaves & espionage activities during war & died penniless, the cost of her funeral paid by family of Union officer she assisted. She was inducted into Military Intelligence Hall of Fame for work on behalf of the Union army.
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Elizabeth Van Lew (October 25, 1818 – September 25, 1900) was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War. Great podcast about her here: http://thememorypalace.us/2011/09/crazy-bet/
Elizabeth Van Lew: Spymaster. #civilwar
Elizabeth Van Lew: Portrait of a Union Spy, From Print to Video. Excerpts from LVA papers were used to produce a local news segment. Van Lew, abolitionist and fierce opponent of succession, risked her life as a spy for the Union during the Civil War in Richmond, Va.
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Minnie Oakley and Florence Baker Hayes, two Wisconsin State Historical Society librarians, 1896.
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Minnie Oakley and Florence Baker Hayes, two Wisconsin State Historical Society librarians, 1896. <>--People with Books: Vintage Photos--<>
25 Vintage Photos of Librarians Being Awesome
307-Charing Cross Road, No 156 - Woman's Press shop 1912 (1/2) by Warsaw1948, via Flickr
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London Charing Cross Road, No 156 - Woman's Press shop, 1912
A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.
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Mary Smith was a Knocker-up who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time, a profession that started in England and Ireland during the Industrial Revolution, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable./Noah needs a knocker up!
Trailblazer: American photographer and journalist Margaret Bourke-White was the countrys first accredited female photographer during WWII, and the first authorized to fly on a combat mission
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Rare Full Color Photos From World War II | Mental Floss
Boeing B-17s in color, from the archives of Life Magazine. - http://www.rgrips.com/tanfoglio-tz-75/791-tz-75-wood-grips.html
World War II American Women | Photographer Margaret Bourke-White with the U.S. Bomber Command in ...
“Pyramid telephone switchboard, installed at Richmond, Va., 1882.”
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From whence the technology came. This is a picture of a pyramid switchboard in 1882. It was located in Richmond, Virginia.
26-10-11 “Pyramid telephone switchboard, installed at Richmond, Va., 1882.”
Vintage Millinery Shop (1880s)
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Mrs. A. T. Ames, first female Deputy Sheriff in Illinois.
Lady Books, 1800S
Six unidentified female railroad workers pose at Lincoln Park Station. The railroad line is the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Company. In 1917-1918, many jobs traditionally held by men were filled by women, while the men served in the Armed Services in World War I. [PHOTO: Albert R. Stone Collection]
Six unidentified female railroad workers pose at Lincoln Park Station. The railroad line is the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Company. In 1917-1918, many jobs traditionally held by men were filled by women, while the men served in the Armed Services in World War I. These women cleaned passenger cars. [PHOTO: Albert R. Stone Collection]
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Maria Mitchell, the first professional woman astronomer in the U.S. Born to a Quaker family on Nantucket, she grew up stargazing with her father’s telescope. On October 1, 1847, while working as a librarian she discovered a new comet, which became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet. In 1865, she became the first astronomy professor at Vassar College, where she ran the school’s observatory and woke students up in the middle of the night to study Saturn and Jupiter.
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Hero: Maria Mitchell 1880s Maria Mitchell with Telescope Maria Mitchell with her assistant Mary Whitney in the observatory dome. Poughkeepsie NY
Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer, used this telescope. Here she is with student Mary Whitney in the Vassar College observatory, about 1877. #seriouslyamazing #discoverer
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Wonderful shot of vintage switchboard operators. My mother was a telephone operator in the forties and fifties.
switchboard operators - my first job in 1966. $50 a week. "Number, please..."
Wonderful shot of vintage switchboard operators. Used one of these at my first job in 1969!! Archaic but fun!
Back in the 1940's, to speak to another person on the telephone, you had to go through an operator and have your lines connected in order to chat.
Occupational Portrait believed to be a "House-Keeper" circa 1864
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Occupational Portrait believed to be a "House-Keeper" circa 1864 | Appears to be wearing a bloomer dress.
1864 housekeeper in Maine
Probably one of the first places women found large scale employment outside the home was in the garment industry. The picture above was taken in about 1900, and is shows a woman working in a sewing factory.