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Amazing Women Throughout History

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Mother told Military Cross hero daughter Kylie Watson: 'Oh, Kylie! What did you do? Next time, please don¿t...'
A young Jane Goodall with her toy chimpanzee Jubilee, a gift from her father.


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Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures, 1850–1950
Intrepid: Freya Stark aged 77 in Nepal
Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, (1868–1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Along with T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped support the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq. She played a major role in establishing and

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Tangled Roots and Trees: Wordless Wednesday: Mother Jones Under House Arrest #geneabloggers #genealogy
The Forgotten Other Founder of Hull House, Ellen Starr

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amelia earhart fashion line advertisements | amelia earhart with airplane in hangar july 30 1936 amelia earhart ...
"Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved.  If it is, stop worrying." Amelia Earhart  Amelia lived an incredible legacy, and is such an inspiration and role model for me.
Powerful women - Amelia Earhart Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. Amelia Earhart

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Gather round for some stories of excellent women from recent and ancient history who lived all over the world.
Born Nellie Louise Alberti in 1895, Louise Lovely started acting at the age of nine. She moved to America in 1914 and the following year starred in Father and the Boys with Lon Chaney. After achieving success in Hollywood, she returned to Australia with her husband, Wilton Welch, in 1924. They conducted a talent search to support young actresses, and Louise hired 20 to star in Jewelled Nights, which she wrote and directed in collaboration with her husband.

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Helen Keller
Teaching Helen Keller How to Speak | American Foundation for the Blind
Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan. I have never seen this picture before! It looks like it was taken at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home in Alabama.

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The 1942 film version of the John Steinbeck novel "Tortilla Flat," about the tough lives and tragedies facing Monterey fisherman had a happier, Hollywood-ized ending, and featured Hedy Lamarr as Dolores Ramirez and John Garfield as her husband. The film also starred Spencer Tracy, Frank Morgan and Akim Tamiroff.
Windshield Wiper Invented In 1902 By A Woman Who Didn't Drive : NPR
Mary Anderson, inventor of the windshield wiper. Tell Brownies earning their Inventor badge about her!

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Nellie Bly c. 1890Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922) was the pen name of pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran, who was first noticed and hired by a newspaper editor after she wrote a strong…
A Memorial for the Remarkable Martha Gellhorn | The New Yorker

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Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, a custom before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to do not only one of the more curious acts in history, but one of the most morbid. She was employed to make death masks. The first were of course the most obvious: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Madame Tussaud "at the age of 42, when she left France for England". Portrait study (1921) by John Theodore Tussaud.
Marie Tussaud made death masks from freshly guillotined heads. Pictured: Models being prepared at Madame Tussauds 1900

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Justice Alito Was a Real Dick to Justice Ginsburg
She is a champion for a woman’s right to choose. | Community Post: 19 Reasons Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Your Favorite Supreme Court Justice

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Ballerina Maria Tallchief: A daughter of an Osage Indian father & a Scottish-Irish mother. She was one of 5 dancers of Indian heritage, all born in Oklahoma at roughly the same time, who came to be called the Oklahoma Indian ballerinas, including her sister Marjorie. Growing up at a time when many American dancers adopted Russian stage names, Ms.Tallchief, proud of her Indian heritage, refused to do so, even though friends told her that it would be easy to transform Tallchief into Tallchieva.
Pina Bausch

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@isabellegeneva Miss Rivers thinks her boss reminds her of Eva Peron
Firsts Women Who Are Changing the World Ilhan Omar Time Magazine Cover

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Dana Ulery
Professor Mildred Dresselhaus received the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions to science and engineering. 1st woman to receive this honor. Photo Credit: MIT and NSF (Georgia Litwack)

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Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 17 Apr 1929.
Lilian Ida Lenton (January 1891 – October 28, 1972) was an English dancer, suffragist, arsonist, and winner of a French Red Cross medal for her service as an Orderly in World War I


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Freya Stark (1893 - 1993)
Gertrude Bell - Explorer and Archeologist. She LED many expeditions through the Middle east and Africa at a time when women didn't lead anything and though I don't agree with all of her world views she was one of the most interesting women of all time. She counseled many kings and Lawrence of Arabia himself.
https://flic.kr/p/buYKYg | Bertha Parker Pallan [Cody] (1907-1978) | Subject: Pallan, Bertha        Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Type: Black-and-white photographs  Topic: Throwing-sticks  Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-0779]  Summary: Bertha Parker Pallan [Cody] (1907-1978) is considered one of the first female Native American archaeologists. The caption to this photograph said that Bertha Pallan was an "expedition secretary" who wa

Anthropologists, Archaeologists & Explorers

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Dorothy "Dottie" Schroeder was born on April 11, 1928 and became the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League's youngest player at age fifteen. Miss Schroeder was the only girl who played all 12 seasons for the AAGPBL. She passed away on December 8, 1996. | Florida Memory    @Lindsey Ferguson @Keri Lambeth @Brittany Faas


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Kalpana Chawla in the space shuttle simulator
Kalpana Chawla


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historical newspaper story about amelia earhart flying across the atlantic
Aviator Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier and the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. | Florida Memory
Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls. Two women with Kansas ties.


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Black and white photograph of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale as a young woman, wearing academic gowns
Marie Maynard Daly


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First Female Field Engineer, Emily Warren Roebling.
Mary Blade (1913–1994) was the only woman on the Cooper Union engineering faculty when this photo was taken in 1946. She was also an avid mountain climber.


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Florida Memory - Eartha M.M. White and her mother Clara White - Jacksonville, Florida

Humanitarians & Social Reformers

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Dickey Chapelle on the USS "Boxer" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Journalists & Photojournalists

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Julia Robinson, eminent mathematician who contributed to the fields of logic & number theory & whose collaboration solved Hibert’s Tenth Problem. 1st woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1975).
For Women's History Month 2015, I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn't tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I'm pretty obsesse
Dr. Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890


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Mary Alice McWhinnie (1922
Mary Agnes Chase (1869
Roger Arliner Young (1889

Misc. Scientists

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Chien-Shiung Wu (1912
Mildred Dresselhaus is often called the “queen of carbon science” and has been studying it in various forms for over 50 years. Now, graphene is hailed as a wonder material and using carbon in electronics is on the horizon. At 82, she’s still a professor at MIT and recently won the $1 million Kavli prize in nanoscience.
Mildred Dresselhaus: The true female role model - Album on Imgur


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