Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves . . . Part 1

Wayne asked for more images of a historical nature, so here you go Wayne . . . 


Photographs of inspirational women:
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During the liberation of Paris, Simone Segouin served as a French Résistance fighter.
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Margaret Bourke-White climbing the Chrysler Building in 1934. Bourke-White was one of the first prominent female photographers.
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Leola N. King, directing traffic in Washington D.C. in 1918. King was America's first female traffic officer.
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Japanese suffragist Komako Kimura, at a 1917 march in New York City.
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Elspeth Beard, the world's first woman to travel the world by motorcycle. The trip took three years, and in that time, Beard covered 48,000 miles.
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Smith College's first women's basketball team in 1902.
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Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.
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Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant that fought during the Spanish Civil War.
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Female volunteers who chose to learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor.
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Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic.
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The two women who showed Toronto their bare legs, the first time a woman's legs were seen in public.

The above photograph reminds me of Ruth Orkin's famous photo "American Woman in Italy", 1951:



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