Historical Women

Collection by Sharon Green


MY opinion of Historical Women...not just history making females. :)

Sharon Green
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.

World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98

Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo's most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.

Joséphine Marcus Earp was an American part-time actress, dancer, and prostitute who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Ute Lemper, Tilda Swinton, Wyatt Earp, Pin Up, Maria Callas, Dream Art, We Are The World

Whitey Bulger - The Biggest Rat

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"In Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked h

Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson

Maria and Hans In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to...

Gertrude Stanton Käsebier American photographer 1852 - 1934 Zitkala Sa, Sioux Indian and activist, 1898 - platinum print National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. USA via Female Artists in History

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Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native...

Rattlesnake Kate wearing her rattlesnake-skin dress and the rattle necklace she made. Photograph © of the City of Greeley, Museums, Permanent Collection, Greeley, Colorado.

You and Rattlesnake Kate

I know I’m not alone in the joy I take in reading through early back issues of PieceWork. Sometimes in the furious editorial planning of a new…

In Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets for officers on the ground. Men have been threatened by feminism since it began.

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American actress, Billie Burke (she played Glinda the Good Witch in the "Wizard of Oz"). She was fortunate to have a lot of hair for this Gibson girl hairstyle. Antique Photos, Vintage Photographs, Old Photos, 1800s Hairstyles, Vintage Hairstyles, Edwardian Hairstyles, Female Hairstyles, Undercut Hairstyles, Girl Hairstyles

Billie Burke - 1890 - 1900's - she played Glenda the Good Witch in the movie (1939)The Wizard of Oz.

Jock Hume, played the violin in Titanic's band. Starcrossed lovers: Jock Hume, left, in a portrait released by his family after the Titanic sank. Right, Mary Costin in

A Titanic family feud: The mother and child disowned by in-laws after death of ship's hero violinist

Violinist Jock Hume was one of the band members who played on as the Titanic sank. Here, his grandson reveals how his self-sacrifice tore his family apart.

Mugshots of Civil Rights Activist Freedom Riders in Jackson, Mississippi During the Summer of 1961 ~ vintage everyday

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Her name is Winonah Myers and she was a white student at the historically black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, when she became a Freedom...

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among t

Women factory workers-WW2

Virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi after education and training returned to the Pasteur Institute to study the role of retroviruses in cancer. In 1982 she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize.

100 years of scientific breakthroughs - by women

The Medical Research Council has produced a book celebrating great scientific achievements made by women in the past 100 years

 Teddy Roosevelt - I believe this is his second wife: Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (August 1861 – September was the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt and served as First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1901 to

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt

1 photographic print. | Photograph showing portrait of Mrs. Roosevelt seated and knitting.