I really like the contrast between black and white because it brings attention to her eyes. Although it is a photograph, it captures her cultural heritage as well through her head dress and clothing which depicts her story.
1908 - Nell Brinkley, American illustrator and comic artist, who was sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Comics" during her nearly four-decade career with NYC papers and magazines. Her drawings were among the first to link young, attractive women with the concept of suffrage. The Brinkley Girl was generally a young working woman, often seen wearing lacy dresses with her hair in curls, engaged in activities that were relatively independent, giving her work a feminist slant.
Beatrix Potter as a child with her mother Helen. She was born on 28th July 1866 at No. 2, Bolton Gardens, Kensington, in London. The Potters were a typical Victorian family, living in a large house with servants. Beatrix was looked after by a nanny, spending most of her time in the big nursery at the top of the house and often only seeing her parents at bedtime.
Isadora Duncan: born in 1877 in San Francisco, raised by a single mother. Dropped out of school at age 10. She took ballet but hated it and quit. She created a new kind of dance, and is now known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, inspired by the art and philosophy of Ancient Greece, the music of classical composers, and the natural world. In her adult life, she became a champion for the women's rights movement.
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (1902–2003) was a German film director, photographer, actress and dancer widely known for directing the Nazi Party propaganda film Triumph of the Will. Riefenstahl’s prominence in the Third Reich, along with her personal association with Adolf Hitler, destroyed her film career following Germany's defeat in World War II. However, she remained active in photography until her death at age 101. Source: Wikipedia