American Women

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Strong, wise, and wonderful women who made America what it is today

Jan McClintock
Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall's magnum opus came in when she rode from San Francisco to New York on her mare, Lady Ellen, covering 4496 miles and taking 180 days in the saddle. At 31 years old, she became the first woman to ride from coast to coast. Vintage Cowgirl, Cowboy And Cowgirl, Vintage Horse, Cowgirl Style, Cowgirls, Westerns, Into The West, Cowboys And Indians, Le Far West

Two-Gun Nan - genuine cowgirl to the core - Horsetalk.co.nz

A woman's remarkable ride across the United States was big news 100 years ago.

Agriculture - ranching - woman churning butter :: History Colorado 1890 ('gingerbread' designs) in the corners of screen door! Old Pictures, Old Photos, Pioneer Day, Pioneer Women, Churning Butter, Le Far West, The Old Days, Antique Photos, Before Us

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woman churning butter, using a labor-saving crank mechanism:: History Colorado 1890

This photograph features Sally Creech, better known as "Aunt Sal" spinning wool… Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Appalachian People, Appalachian Mountains, Spinning Wool, Spinning Wheels, Le Far West

Grits & Gravy

Sally Creech, more affectionately known as "Aunt Sal" spinning wool at her wheel. For Aunt Sal, spinning and weaving was an artistic & meditative endeavor & she often found solace while losing herself in her labors. Her relaxed smile expresses that this was a time for her to sit & contemplate while practicing her favorite skill. According to her children, whenever she was weaving, “we’d have to go naked…for all the notice she’d take of us, & we’d eat all the peach pie we wanted, for…

Zora Neale Hurston – was an African American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." For more on the African American experience visit Discover Black Heritage. Zora Neale Hurston, African American Culture, African American History, Native American, British History, Zooey Deschanel, Women In History, Black History, Harlem Renaissance Writers

Zora Neale Hurston - Wikipedia

Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891[1][2] – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author.

Read "A Garland for Girls" by Louisa May Alcott available from Rakuten Kobo. Classic novel by the author of "Little Women". According to Wikipedia: "Louisa May Alcott was an American no. Louisa May Alcott, Great Women, Amazing Women, Amazing People, Extraordinary People, Les Suffragettes, Famous Women, Famous People, Writers And Poets

Louisa May Alcott

The role of Louisa May Alcott in the history of the United States of America.

Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia B. Mott, the Blackwell… Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B Anthony, Suffrage Movement, Vintage Photos Women, Dangerous Woman, Women In History, Famous Women

Are You a Dangerous Woman?

The women pictured here were considered dangerous. Their photos appeared on the cover of McCall's Magazine, October 1920. Who are they? Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia B. Mott, the Blackwell sisters, Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, Mary A. Livermore, Martha C.Wright, and the first woman to cast a U.S. vote in Wyoming. Why were they…

Sojourner Truth, holding a photo of her grandson, James Caldwell of Co. H, Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, on her lap American Women, African American History, Women In History, Black History, Sojourner Truth Quotes, Vintage Black Glamour, Hip Hop Art, Bath And Beyond Coupon, Library Of Congress

The Most Amazing Archival Treasures That Were Recently Digitized

Thousands of priceless images, books, documents, and more are now at your fingertips.

First Woman To Win the Pulitzer Prize. Edith Wharton was awarded the distinguished literary Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence. The House Of Mirth, The Age Of Innocence, Pose, Story Writer, Writers And Poets, Ernest Hemingway, Women In History, Agatha Christie, Amazing Women

Edith Wharton | The Mount | Edith Wharton's Home

The Mount is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, MA - the Berkshires. Historic Tours, Weddings, Music, Events, Outdoor Sculpture, Cafe. Close to Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co., Red Lion Inn

Rose Clayton poses with the three borrowed horses she rode to win the 1906 Cowgirl Relay at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Rose's story at click. Vintage Cowgirl, Cowboy And Cowgirl, Us History, Women In History, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, My Horse, Horses, Cheyenne Frontier Days

Rose Clayton poses with the three borrowed horses she rode and won the 1906 Cowgirl Relay at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Photo courtesy Marge Earlywine, Mabel Strickland Cowgirl Museum.

Get information about women's suffrage in America from the DK Find Out website for kids. Find out more about the suffragette movement from DK Find Out First Woman To Vote, New York S, New York City, Main Image, 19th Amendment, Suffrage Movement, Women Rights, Equal Rights, Feminism

From the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, Women Had to Fight to Vote

95 years ago, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But it wasn’t just handed to them—they had to demand it.

Rembrandt van Rijn Dutch, 1606 - 1669 A Woman Holding a Pink 1656 oil on canvas Rembrandt, Early American, American Women, British North America, Classic Poems, Art Occidental, Female Poets, Soli Deo Gloria, Collection Of Poems

The Simple Perfection of the First American Poet

There's a taste in poetry—as in many other things, including movies and food and maybe even in people—for what is plain, straightforward, and unadorned ...

Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldier, has been honored with a monument in Leavenworth. During the dedication on Friday, Kansas lawmakers praised Williams. The Buffalo Soldiers were the first African-American soldiers after the Civil War. American Soldiers, American Civil War, Women In American History, We Are The Mighty, Melanism, Joining The Military, Black History Facts, History Class, African Diaspora

Monument to female Buffalo Soldier is dedicated in Leavenworth

Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldier, has been honored with a monument in Leavenworth. During the dedication on Friday, Kansas lawmakers praised Williams. The Buffalo Soldiers were the first African-American soldiers after the Civil War.