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Women in History

Vintage Photos of Women Showing Their Tattoos from the ...

January 11, 2018

Check out some badass ladies of the Western world who used to walk around with tattoos on their bodies, long before it was cool.

Someone Asked Twitter To Name A Badder B*tch Than Taylo...

December 30, 2017

Taylor Swift is trying to rebrand herself from an "innocent country singer" to a "heartless tyrant who sits on a golden throne surrounded by snakes," and one fan ...

C.J. Walker: From The Cotton Fields To America’s First ...

November 8, 2017

Hers was a classic and inspiring rags to riches story. One dotted with too many struggles and hardships, and failings and disappointments. But it's also a story...

Eleanor Roosevelt: 'First Lady' With A Bounty On Her He...

August 30, 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt might not have been president like her husband, Franklin, or her uncle Teddy, but she's every bit as badass as they were. Credit: AllDay

Virginia Oldoini, The Star of Early Photography

August 18, 2017

Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, was a very significant figure in the early history of photography. She is remembered amo...

Female Snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian F...

August 10, 2017

Russia in World War 2 was facing a threat to their very existence. Early in the war they could not compete with Germany in terms of technology, training, or skill...

Lovely Photos of Frida Kahlo from the Last Years of Her...

August 6, 2017

In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund traveled to Mexico where she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she had the chan...

Newly Uncovered Photo Appears To Show Amelia Earhart Al...

July 6, 2017

A photo found in the National Archives may show Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, alive in the Marshall Islands after their suspected crash landing. ...

WWII Heroine: The Incredible Bravery of Nancy "The Whit...

June 27, 2017

When Nancy Wake saw a Jewish man being beaten on the streets of Vienna, she vowed to help fight the Nazis. That's how one wealthy Australian woman became the most...

Princess Angeline: When the Settlers Arrived, She Refus...

June 12, 2017

In 1895, American photographer Edward S Curtis took his first portrait of a Native American subject - a wrinkled elderly woman with a red handkerchief; he paid he...

Did You Know: One Woman, In Her Lifetime, Gave Birth to...

June 11, 2017

Her name was Valentina Vassilyev and she was a Russian peasant who lived from 1707 to 1782 and gave birth to 69 children during her lifetime, comprising 16 pairs ...

Declassified: The CIA's List of Its Best Female Spies

May 3, 2017

In March 1984, the CIA created a list of nine female spies who have made an exceptional contribution to US intelligence. The 11-page document titled “The Role of Women...

At the Age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood Became the First...

April 24, 2017

In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail -- wearing sneakers and carrying...

In Some Places in the World, Some Women Experience Viol...

April 17, 2017

Arrange marriages still exist in many countries in the world. Because of this tradition, many individuals are fated to spend their lifetime with a person they don...

The Iconic Jacqueline Kennedy in 25 Photos

March 13, 2017

Jacqueline Kennedy was undeniably a role model to many women in the 1960s. Contrary to the belief of others, she was not an heiress, nor was she unfamiliar to hard work --- but s...

26 Incredible Women in Math and Science You Probably Ha...

March 9, 2017

We bring forth a collection of short biographies as we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth. This series, compiled by Auberdesigns, draws our attention to the extraordin...

Fearless Women of World War II: Krystyna Skarbek / Chri...

March 8, 2017

Born in Poland, Krystyna Skarbek managed to reach England after her beloved country fell to the Germans during World War II. She volunteered to be a spy, and even...

Women in History: The Unstoppable Isabella Beecher Hook...

March 8, 2017

A remarkable woman who doesn't take “no” for an answer, Isabella Beecher Hooker drafted a bill that gave married women property rights after taking some time weig...

The Real People Behind 'Little House On The Prairie'

March 4, 2017

Little House on the Prairie is a drama series that has a special place within the hearts of Americans and several others around the world. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s plot b...

The Unusual Life Story of Dr. James Barry

February 24, 2017

A renowned military surgeon, Dr. James Barry had led a very colourful life. He became inspector general of hospitals – which is among the highest army medical posts – and provided...

Anna Coleman Ladd Masks Worn by French Soldiers With Mu...

February 19, 2017

The First World War had caused the death of millions of adversaries and civilians alike, while countless soldiers agonized from injury and disfigurement. Worried ...

Virginia Hall: One of The Greatest Spies in American Hi...

February 7, 2017

Despite the fact that her country — the United States — had yet to enter the war. Despite the fact that women weren't generally considered spy material by the pre...

These Women Should Be Famous...

February 7, 2017

Scientists Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering created one of the world's first whooping cough vaccines in 1930s Grand Rapids. On their own time, with a lab and tiny budget, Kendrick and Elde...

The Three Female Med Students Who Destroyed Gender Norm...

February 6, 2017

The three magnificently dressed ladies were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, snapped at a Dean’s reception, in 1885. The three in the phot...

Women Workers of WWI: Stepping Up to Fuel the Great War

February 5, 2017

When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill jobs left by men sent to the frontlines. They took over transit works and p...

The Interesting Story of Deadshot Mary

February 5, 2017

Mary Shanley was born in Ireland in 1896, and after immigrating to America with her family, made the bold choice to join the NYPD. Along with a handful of other woman cops, she went ...

That Time Marie Curie Was Rejected Membership to the Fr...

February 2, 2017

It’s probably hard to believe that a two-time Nobel Prize winner for her work in both physics and chemistry, a person who discovered and created the word “radioac...

The Nurse Who Saved Children From Nazis By Hiding Them ...

January 27, 2017

Born on February 15, 1910 in Warsaw, Poland; Irena Sendler, persevered to study medicine. She devoted her life to the service of others, whatever the cost may be....

36 Beautiful Studio Portrait Photos of Nurses in World ...

January 24, 2017

During the war in 1914, nurses were necessary to staff the medical units. The women were assigned in hospitals, on hospital ships and trains, as well as in casual...

Vintage Photos of Émilie Marie Bouchau and Her 16-Inch ...

January 3, 2017

Émilie Marie Bouchau, also known as Polaire, was an Algerian lady known for her tiny, corsetted waist, the circumference of which is no greater than 16 inches (a...

Colorized Photos of Soviet Female Snipers in the 1940s,...

January 3, 2017

This is a collection of colorized pictures showing the incredible Soviet female snipers in the Second World War. H/T Za Rodinu

Vintage Snapshots of Female Skiers from Between 1920s a...

December 22, 2016

Skiing, one of indispensable sports of winter. But until the mid-19th century it was primarily used for transport, and since then has become a recreation and spor...

Vintage Class Pictures of Pupils During the Victorian E...

December 6, 2016

Here's a small collection of vintage photos of school children in England before the 1900s. School in Swaton, Lincolnshire, ca. 1887 School in Swaton, Lincolnshi...

Margaret Gorman, The First Miss America, in the 1920s

December 6, 2016

In 1921, Margaret Gorman was a rising junior at Western High School (now the Duke Ellington School of Arts) when her photo was entered into a Washington Herald city po...

Olive Oatman: The Girl With the Tattooed Face

November 28, 2016

Olive Oatman was born in Illinois in 1837. In 1850, when she was 14, Olive and her family - her parents and her six siblings - joined a wagon train to travel to California. Th...

Where Is Amelia Earhart? The Life of Great Woman and He...

November 16, 2016

"After midnight, the moon set, and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to conv...

The Women Of Douglas Aircraft Company, 1942

November 12, 2016

In 1942, during World War II, thousands of women across the U.S. took on manufacturing jobs. They worked as mechanics, engineers, and often as test pilots. This collection of ph...

Betty Lee Bennet: 10-Year-Old Girl Who Became the Young...

November 2, 2016

Ten-year-old Betty Lee Bennett has been up in the air a good part of her early years. When she was six months old her father, Alfred Bennett, who is vice presiden...

Onna-Bugeisha: Female Samurai Warriors of Feudal Japan,...

October 24, 2016

Onna-bugeisha was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility. Samurai clans trained their daughters in the art of combat to either defend their h...

Mary Edwards Walker: The Only Woman to Receive the Meda...

October 21, 2016

She was the only woman in her medical class in 1855. Her medical practice, however, floundered because no one trusted a female doctor then. So she volunteered in ...

Women's Football – 37 Vintage Photos of First Ladies' S...

October 19, 2016

Let's take a look at these rarely historic photos to see the beginning days of women's football teams in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The British Ladi...

Amazing Vintage Portraits of Padaung Women in the 1950s

September 13, 2016

Padaung is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi, the group in which women wear the brass neck coils. The Kayan Lahwi people (Padaung) are an ethnic group from Myanmar and...

A Brief Look at the Amazing Life of Annie Oakley (11 Pi...

September 1, 2016

Annie Oakley was born in August, 1860 in the town of Greenville, Ohio. She was drawn into shooting out of necessity: her father died when she was six years old, ...

Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Wom...

August 22, 2016

At the end of autumn 1938, Himmler decided to establish a concentration camp for women in Ravensbrück. This location was chosen by Himmler because it was out-of-t...

Photos of the Real Cowgirls of American West

August 22, 2016

Cowgirl - It's not just a word it is a way of life! Here are what images of badass cowgirls in the early 20th century looked like.

18 Incredible Portraits Of Victorian Women Of Color

August 9, 2016

Photos of women of color, especially during the Victorian era, are hard to come by. But thanks to this collection, dating from 1860 to 1901, we now have the chance to se...

25 Timeless Fashion Lessons from Audrey Hepburn Every W...

July 4, 2016

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! She had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to sim...

Amelia Earhart Disappears: Original Newsreel Footage, 1...

June 30, 2016

This clip from 1937 highlights the days immediately after Amelia Earhart’s plane went missing. The aviator (or aviatrix) who set so many records in her time went ...

Nancy Wake: The Most Decorated Allied Woman of World Wa...

June 24, 2016

Meet Nancy Wake. The Gestapo called her the “White Mouse” for her ability to elude capture. For a time, Germany considered her the most wanted woman in the count...

21 Inspiring Women In History Who Dared To Change The W...

June 22, 2016

There have been many inspiring, badass women in history who dared to change the world. Here are 21 of our favorites. 1. Rosa Parks, civil rights activist. 2. Mal...

16 Rare Vintage Photos Of Tattooed Women

May 30, 2016

During ancient times tattoos were a sign of ownership, tribe, strength, devotion, and personal liberty among many others. They carry historical and cultural significance. But it wa...

20 Vintage Photos of Women At Work During WWI

May 15, 2016

Before World War I, less than 10 percent of the female population were actively employed. They typically played the role of the homemaker. As men left their jobs to serve thei...

Vintage Photographs of Beautiful Muscular Women in the ...

April 27, 2016

This collection gives us a whole new glimpse of women from the early 20th century.   Circus girl   1905   Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, known as The “F...

The 1943 Guide to Hiring Women

April 12, 2016

This excerpt was written for male supervisors of women in the work force during World War II. Here's the transcript:

This Is How Women Were Expected To Behave In The 1950s

September 25, 2015

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47 Rare Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

August 19, 2015

These strong women fought for their dreams, lived bravely, saved lives and influenced history forever. We hope you get inspired by these incredible women in history. Enj...