A Woman of the Century; A Crowdsourcing Project of the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries

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This board is related to the site: A Woman of the Century: A Crowdsourcing Project of the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries http://www.marykatemcmaster.org/WOC/ Editors Willard and Livermore, and "A Corps of Able Contributors," created the collective biography A Woman of the Century (1893). The Twenty-First century team is enhancing their work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg00hyF2ho8 To contribute to the site or to pin here, add me on Pinterest and send me a message.

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Helen Augusta Blanchard was one of the greatest inventors of the industrial era, often referred to as "Lady Edison" She held 28 patents, 22 to do with sewing machines. When her family lost their fortune her mechanical skills came in handy. She filed her first patent for her most famous zigzag sewing machine in 1873. This zigzag stitch sealed the raw edges of the seam, which made the garment sturdier. Her 1873 zigzagger is now on display at the Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Helen Augusta Blanchard was one of the greatest inventors of the industrial era, often referred to as "Lady Edison" She held 28 patents, 22 to do with sewing machines. When her family lost their fortune her mechanical skills came in handy. She filed her first patent for her most famous zigzag sewing machine in 1873. This zigzag stitch sealed the raw edges of the seam, which made the garment sturdier. Her 1873 zigzagger is now on display at the Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Lewis and Clark College (Monticello Seminary) Photo by Gary R. Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a protective Harriet Haskell, principal for 50 years until her death in the early century. Alton Illinois, Southern Illinois, Lewis And Clark College, Myths & Monsters, Faia, Capitol Building, Most Haunted, Close To Home, Alma Mater

Landmarks Association of St. Louis :: Architects :: Theodore C. Link, FAIA (1850-1923)

By 1889, Theodore Link was at work on the first of many buildings for Monticello Seminary (now Lewis & Clark Community College) in Godfrey, Illinois and the last-born of the Links’ five children was a toddler.

American Frugal Housewife: Dedicated to Those Who Are Not Ashamed of Economy (Cooking in America) (Hardcover)

American Frugal Housewife

American Frugal Housewife Author- Lydia Maria Child First published in 1828, Lydia Maria Child's The American Frugal Housewife was an extremely popular nineteenth-century manual for homemakers. Interesting recipes and remedies, advice on parenting and the myriad responsibilities of housekeepi

**STACKS The purpose of this book, according to the introduction, is "to arouse women to a knowledge of physical laws, to show them how their dress defies these laws, and what different garments they should adopt." Basically an anti-corset treatise. Reform Movement, Open Library, Gibson Girl, Lady Grey, Texture Design, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Writing A Book, Reading

Dress-reform (1874 edition) | Open Library

Dress-reform by Abba Goold Woolson. I read a booklet like this (maybe even this one) about reforming women's undergarments. The improvement was women's undergarments would weigh ONLY 7 pounds.

**STACKS The purpose of this book, according to the introduction, is "to arouse women to a knowledge of physical laws, to show them how their dress defies these laws, and what different garments they should adopt." Basically an anti-corset treatise. Reform Movement, Open Library, Gibson Girl, Lady Grey, Texture Design, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Writing A Book, Reading

Dress-reform (1874 edition) | Open Library

Dress-reform by Abba Goold Woolson. I read a booklet like this (maybe even this one) about reforming women's undergarments. The improvement was women's undergarments would weigh ONLY 7 pounds.

Agnes Booth (October 1843 – January born Marion Agnes Land Rookes, was an Australian-born American actress and in-law of Junius Brutus Booth, John Wilkes Booth, and Edwin Booth. She was the wife of Junius Booth, Jr. Edwin Booth, American Actress, Actresses, January 2, Family History, Abraham Lincoln, Genealogy, Jr, Mothers

Agnes Booth (October 4, 1843 – January 2, 1910), born Marion Agnes Land Rookes, was an Australian-born American actress and in-law of Junius Brutus Booth, John Wilkes Booth, and Edwin Booth. She was the wife of Junius Booth, Jr.

Harriet Haskell

Harriet Haskell

Lillian M. N. Stevens (1843-1914) was an American temperance worker and social reformer, born at Dover, Maine. She helped launch the Maine chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union,[3] served as its president, and was elected president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union after the death of Frances Willard.

Lillian M. N. Stevens (1843-1914) was an American temperance worker and social reformer, born at Dover, Maine. She helped launch the Maine chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union,[3] served as its president, and was elected president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union after the death of Frances Willard.

Read "Deephaven and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett available from Rakuten Kobo. According to Wikipedia: "Sarah Orne Jewett (September 1849 June was an American novelist and short story wr. Ages Of History, Willa Cather, Story Writer, Writer Quotes, Billionaire Lifestyle, Cool Art Drawings, Women Life, Short Stories, The Past

Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett (Author of The Country of the Pointed Firs) | Goodreads

Great story about Eliza Tupper Wilkes part of the "Iowa Sisterhood" a group of ministers who took Universalism to the midwest after the Civil War. Themes: conviction, courage; Item: panniers, saddlebag, toy horse. Great story! Found in Tapestry of Faith, "Toolbox of Faith" Panniers, Great Stories, Toolbox, Iowa, The Twenties, Childrens Books, Religion, Horse, Tapestry

Great story about Eliza Tupper Wilkes part of the "Iowa Sisterhood" a group of ministers who took Universalism to the midwest after the Civil War. Themes: conviction, courage; Item: panniers, saddlebag, toy horse. Great story! Found in Tapestry of Faith, "Toolbox of Faith"

Read "The New Woman of the New South (a feminist literature classic)" by Josephine K. Henry available from Rakuten Kobo. This carefully crafted ebook: "The New Woman of the New South (a feminist literature classic)" is formatted fo.

The New Woman of the New South (a feminist literature classic) ebook by Josephine K. Henry - Rakuten Kobo

The New Woman Of The New South (A Feminist Literature Class...

Women standing at General Fifield's Camp Stella at Sand Island, Apostle Island, Lake Superior.

Camp Stella | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Women standing at General Fifield's Camp Stella at Sand Island, Apostle Island, Lake Superior.

  Beautiful Hotels, Asheville, Bed And Breakfast, North Carolina, Charity, Lion, Decorations, Mansions, Woman

Charity Rusk Craig's home in Asheville, North Carolina. It's now The Lion and Rose Bed and Breakfast - https://www.pinterest.com/lionandrose