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Picasso learning ballet.

This Insignificant Life

Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman

Martha Maxwell (1831–1881) was a self-educated naturalist and artist born who travelled to the Colorado Territory with the first wave of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1860. Martha was the first woman known to collect and prepare her own skins and mounts and as such, helped found modern taxidermy.

Martha Maxwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Morticia Addams. I used to want to be her! Ha!

The Adams Family

Antoine Roger, count of Saint Exupery in Misiones, Argentina 1930

Julio Cortázar-"Cada-vez-iré-sintiendo-menos-y-recordando-más-pero-qué-es-el-recuerdo-sino-el-idioma-de-los-sentimientos"

A great story! This 99 yr old woman makes a dress a day for girls in need. She hopes to have her 1,000 dress completed by her 100th birthday. ~~~ What an inspiration!

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need

Burning money during inflation crisis in Germany 1920..cheaper than burning wood. This is why my grandparents left Germany.

holdthisphoto: Burning money during the...

Mrs Graham's XI - Scottish Suffragettes football team

ALOHA WANDERWELL BAKER Canadian-born internationalist, adventurer & filmmaker. While still a teenager, she joined an expedition to travel across the world by Ford Model T, driving through 43 countries in the 1920s. She was billed as "The World's Most Traveled Girl" Born Idris Hall, flew a float plane & searched for the lost Percy Fawcett Expedition in Brazil, held captive by the Chinese, lived with the natives in Borneo & camped beside the Sphinx in Egypt

Amice Mary Calverley strikes a pose....It's undated but appears to be taken at the Seti I temple at Abydos. She was a plane-flying, war-filming, desert-living Egyptologist, who created stunning drawings of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos. Her drawings, financed by John Rockefeller Jr., were published in four oversized colour volumes. Her drawings were so good that her editors could find hieroglyphic errors made by the ancient Egyptians, but scarcely one made by her.

Lady Bo was the first woman to be hired as a guitarist by a major act when Bo Diddley brought her in to replace his drafted guitarist. She played with him for many years before forming Lady Bo and The Family Jewels, but continued to play with Bo Diddley until 1993 and her contribution to that distinctive Bo Diddley cannot be underestimated.

She did the unthinkable—divorcing the powerful leader of the Mormon Church, a man labeled a “living prophet” who was believed to speak directly with God. But Ann Eliza Young could not tolerate her position as “Wife No. 19” to Brigham Young, and in her rebellion, she exposed the horrors of polygamy. She was born Ann Eliza Webb on September 3, 1844, in Nauvoo, Illinois, a settlement founded by Mormons.

Shedding the Cross of Polygamy

Grandma Gatewood, first women to hike the entire Appalachian trail. She did it in 1955 at the age of 67, wearing Keds sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, and plastic shower curtain which she carried in a homemade bag she slung over her shoulder.

Grandma Gatewood | Cold Splinters

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.

Samuel Beckett, age 14

Federico Garcia Lorca

Bunny Yeager was a total anomaly in her day- a female who not only infiltrated the male-dominated glamour photography field, but became one of the very best working in it. She is an artist in every sense of the word, having designed and fabricated her own unique bikinis for her shoots (like this one) and then turning the camera on herself and making selfies into an art form. She is a trailblazer who has inspired generations of women & her incredible work is finally being re-discovered.

Bombshell: The Life and Death of a Pinup

Famous photograph of Henry Longabaugh (the Sundance Kid) and the mysterious Etta Place. No one knows where she came from or what happened to her after she left Butch Cassidy and Sundance in Argentina in 1905.

Unusual Historicals: Women: The Wild Bunch

Two women replace the traditionally male porters at Marylebone Station in London during the First World war. Illustrated London News, 1915.

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was the world's first female war correspondent. In addition, she photographed the drought victims of the Dust Bowl, the survivors at Buchenwald concentration camp, and Ghandi a few hours before his assassination. She is considered a pioneer in the field of photojournalism and her works are legendary around the world.

Famous Women Photographers

Hattie Caraway in 1914. She was the first woman senator in 1932 (Arkansas)

Rare photo of an onna-bugeisha - the female equivalent of a samurai.

Fed up with a rape epidemic and forced marriages, Rebecca Lolosoli created a village just for women in Kenya.

Rebecca Lolosoli: The Beadmaker's Refuge for Women