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Kate Warne. Private detective and Master of disguise during the Civil War. She helped save President-Elect Abraham Lincoln by uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She disguised herself as a Union soldier, a Southern belle and a harmless grandmother.

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 jailed in 1917 because she asked for the right to vote. Thank you for paving the way for us Lucy!

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

President & Tad Lincoln’s Christmas of 1863  During the Christmas season of 1863, the Lincolns’ son, Tad, had accompanied his father on hospital visits and noticed the loneliness of the wounded soldiers. Deeply moved, he asked his father if he could send books and clothing to these men. Packages signed “From Tad Lincoln” were sent to area hospitals that Christmas.  Lincoln voted in favor of keeping Christmas day a workday, because he felt he w

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.

Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.”

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 #1 most wanted and most-hated by the Nazis.  They called her "The White Mouse" because she always escaped them.  Read about her--she is fascinating!

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!

Inspiring

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.

Inspiring

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 Jessop, stewardess and Titanic Survivor

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

Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.

Birth Affidavit of Sarah Rector & Photo of Sarah as young girl Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Terri.

Amelia Earhart - she was a nurse's aid in Toronto, CA during WW1. Many of her…

Amelia Erhart - she was a nurses aide in Toronto, CA during Many of her patients were pilots. [Complete news to me!] History and WWI

See the two little figures looking out the second-floor window facing south in the building on the corner? Supposedly it's a young Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliot (future father of Eleanor);...

Who is watching Lincoln’s funeral procession?

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,

This is a famous photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her by rena

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.

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

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 says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD

“ “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.

Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

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.

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughter's. Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary and Jessie Harlan Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's grand daughters - Robert Lincoln's daughters, Mary Lincoln and Jessie Harlan Lincoln

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