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Colouring by letters: the life of Dorothy Hodgkin

Photography of British biochemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910 - 1994) who was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Windshield wiper inventor Mary Anderson 1866-1953. In a visit to New York City in the winter, she observed that the motorman drove with the front window open because the windshield had falling sleet. Home in Alabama she hired a designer for a hand-operated device to keep a windshield clear and had a local company produce a working model. She applied for, and in 1903, got, a 17-year patent for a windshield wiper.

Gertrude Ederle. First woman to swim the English Channel in 1926 (beating the men's record by one hour and 59 minutes!)

Rosalind Franklin, one of the most brilliant scientists. We have her to thank for understanding DNA, as well as her many other contributions.

Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester: When her convoy was ambushed in Iraq she repelled at least 30 insurgents. She was honored for her exceptional tactics and actions and became the first woman to earn the Silver Medal for exceptional valor since World War II.

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014. Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK. Raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. Helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. Started agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone. Teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, created the first battered women’s shelters in history.

Frank "Blue Eyes" Sinatra poses for a mug shot after being arrested and charged with "carrying on with a married woman" in Bergen County, New Jersey in Photo by Michael Ochs Archives. I believe this poster hung in the Bada Bing office in 'The Sopranos'?