It's the face of the nameless women peering out at us over the shoulders of the women in the front, that makes this photo for me. She's peering through time at me, just like I'm peering through time at her.
Six women including Mary Dreier, Ida Rauh, Helen Marot, Rena Borky, Yetta Raff, and Mary Effers linked arm in arm in their march to City Hall during the shirtwaist strike to demand an end to abuse by police . Other shirtwaist strikers follow behind carry by Kheel Center, Cornell University, via Flickr
Retronaut have published a unique moment in time, a selection of black and white portraits of the prostitutes of Storyville, taken in 1912 by legendary New Orleans photographer, John Bellocq. I find this one eye catching, its intriguing.
In 1883, Stephen Bickford, a native of Maine married former slave Sarah (Sallie) Gammon in Montana. Four children were born to that marriage, Elmer in 1884, Harriett in 1887, Helena in 1890 and Mabel in 1892. She became a Water Magnate.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt: In 1905, Roosevelt married his influential future first lady, Eleanor, a niece of Theodore Roosevelt and a distant cousin♥❃❋✽✾❀❃ ♥ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_family http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/
Despite continuing discrimination in the workplace, the agility of the shortened dresses, the comfort of the low-hanging waistlines, and then freedom of the cropped hair facilitated women's entrance into the work force.
Telephone strikers pulled a new picket line gimmick today at the 25th and Mission-sts exchange. Out at 6:30 this morning, they came to the picket line draped in long nightgowns, with signs such as ‘I Can Dream, Can’t I?’ In case you’re worried, they’ve street clothes on under the nightgowns. 1951