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Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870–1942). Pioneer of photojournalism, first woman photographer hired on a newspaper staff.

Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals on the street with her camera, She was the first woman to join a newspaper staff as a photographer.

All American Girls professional baseball team.

Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library

Female firefighters at Pearl Harbor (1941).

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

Female worker bottling ketchup at the original Heinz factory circa 1897. Pittsburgh, PA.

Female worker bottling ketchup at the original Heinz factory circa Pittsburgh, PA.

“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the 1840’s. The book was edited and compiled by historian Kenneth L. Holmes. It is a remarkabl...

“Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849,” by Kenneth L. Holmes

“Covered Wagon Women” is a fascinating non-fiction account of fourteen pioneer women traveling west in the The book was edited and compiled by historian Kenneth L. It is a remarkabl.

Nancy Wake, WWII spy.  "I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don't see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas."

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

Marina, muse of Slovak poet Andrej Sladkovic (1820 - 1872)

woman riding side-saddle on an austrich. antique photograph of a woman riding an ostrich.

Telegraph, electric, and telephone wires laden with snow after the Blizzard of 1888. So glad our cables are all underground, now!

It could be worse? -- New York and the Blizzard of 1888

"But as limited an overview as these paragraphs present, they should still be sufficient to make one very simple point: that even in highly prejudicial settings supposedly based on real human societies, trying to to argue that women, POC and/or LGBTQ persons can’t so much as wield even small amounts of power in the narrative, let alone exist as autonomous individuals without straining credulity to the breaking point, is the exact polar opposite of historically accurate writing."

PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.

This is the only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to 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.

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892    Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

Clelia Mosher - was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.not only that she debunked myths that victorian women didn't want sex

Woman Auto Racer, Miss Elinor Blevins, 1915.

photo of Miss Elinor Blevins. It was made in 1915 by Harris & Ewing. The picture shows Women Auto Racers. Miss Elinor Blevins.

Women Coal Miners, 1890. I'm surprised, my father told me in the 60's that everyone believed women were bad luck in the mines.

Women Coal Miners, 1890 Can't imagine mining coal in a dress. The things women…

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