This is probably the only picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. She went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D. to take office.
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for picketing the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. Photo by Harris Ewing
Thomas "Tad" Lincoln poses on April 1865 with his father President Lincoln in the Whitehouse. Tad outlived his father, but died of heart failure at the age of 18 on July Lincoln always looks so unreal in photographs to me.
Olympic icon Jesse Owens Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games.
The incredible Nancy Wake. She was a powerful WWII Nazi hunter and member of the French resistance. At one point she was most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis. They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them. she is fascinating!
Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.
Violet Constance Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition
Abe Lincoln’s funeral procession in New York City, April The house on the left, on the corner of St. & Broadway, is that of Cornelius Roosevelt. The 2 young boys looking out of the window are Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliott,
Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
“ “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and.
July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.