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"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

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.

Hump Day Presents: Historical Hotties - Harry T. Burn, Politician/Total Babe. He was the passing vote that allowed women to vote. It is said that swarms of women rushed to his side to thank him & ask him about his skincare regimen.

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

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.

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


A great woman…

There is another pin about Levi-Montalcini on this board. Both worth reading about this amazing woman. S

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1913 Sheet Music I Love the Whole United States, Civil War Confederate + Union Soldier Reconcile

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

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

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