Woman Suffrage. Hikers New York

Woman Suffrage Picket

Women suffrage working to get the vote, 1912. Photo Courtesy: Oregon Historical Society by Oregon State University, via Flickr

"Votes for Women" Window Hanger - Part of an advertising campaign in four eastern states for women's voting rights. Photo credit: Sarah Mercier/Newseum collection

Kansas sign promoting women's suffrage

Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was instrumental in the passage of the 1848 NY State Married Women's Property Act::: In 1848, the State of New York became the first in the U.S. to pass a law granting married women the right to control their own property. Prior to that, women ceded all legal rights to their husbands upon marriage in a practice called coverture. By 1900, every state had given women substantial control over their property.

Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register

Women's suffrage poster from 1909

Australia’s first women Olympians, Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, 1912 by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

Christabel Pankhurst (22 September 1880 – 13 February 1958) was a suffragette born in Manchester, England. A co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913. In 1914 she became a fervent supporter of the war against Germany. After the war she moved to the United States, where she worked as an evangelist for the Second Adventist movement.

photograph of Woman Suffrage Pickets. It was made in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.

The airship, Los Angeles, hovers near an incomplete Empire State Building. New York, 1930 ~j

Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.

CHISUM, ETHELYN MILDRED TAYLOR (1895–1983). Ethelyn Mildred Taylor Chisum, black teacher and administrator, was born in Dallas on June 9, 1895, the daughter of William Henry and Virgie M. (Collins) Taylor. After graduating from Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College in 1913, she taught in the public schools of Rock Creek (Smith County), Waxahachie, and Dallas (1916–23). She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority... So pretty

1913 Sheet Music I Love the Whole United States by Chestnutyankee, $25.00

Whenever I hear a someone make a crack about women and science or something like that, I like to imagine the ghost of someone like Rita might materialize long enough to smack the ever-loving heck out of them. How many examples of strong, independent and intelligent women do you need? Geeze.

1898 Zitkala-Sa (1876-1938) was a beautiful Yankton Sioux woman of Native American & white mixed ancestry. She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States

Harriet Quimby was the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States in 1911.

The Typewriter: This picture was taken in 1918, and it shows a woman next to a state of the art Underwood typewriter.

Woman Doctor