c. 1920 Suffrage FlyerMissouri Historical Society Collections

c. 1920 
Suffrage Flyer
Missouri Historical Society Collections

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

atlantahistorycenter:

Agnes Scott College appointed student firefighters to protect their dormitories. In this 1913 photo, students are practicing how to put out a fire at Rebekah Scott Hall. 

atlantahistorycenter:

Agnes Scott College appointed student firefighters to protect their dormitories. In this 1913 photo, students are practicing how to put out a fire at Rebekah Scott Hall. 

My Little Dreams - Georgia Douglas Johnson

I’m folding up my little dreams
   Within my heart tonight,
And praying I may soon forget
   The torture of their sight.
For time’s deft fingers scroll my brow
   With fell relentless art—
I’m folding up my little dreams
   Tonight, within my heart.

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Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966) was a poet, playwright, columnist, and salonnière of the Harlem Renaissance.

(Source: poetryfoundation.org)

From Edison films catalog:

Champion lady boxers of the world. Here we depict two female pugilists that are really clever. They are engaged in a hot and heavy one-round sparring exhibition, which is photographed against a very pleasing background, consisting of a park, with marble entrance and walk, and beautiful trees and shrubbery. The exhibition is very lively from start to finish; the blows fall thick and fast, and some very clever pugilistic generalship is exhibited.

Bessie and Minnie Gordon, 1901

californiastatelibrary:

Tabuce, a Paiute elder, prepare acorn meal. Yosemite Valley. (date unknown) Tabuce was also known as Maggie Howard.  Each Paiute woman had their own acorn tree which was handed down from generation to generation.

californiastatelibrary:

Tabuce, a Paiute elder, prepare acorn meal. Yosemite Valley. (date unknown) Tabuce was also known as Maggie Howard.  Each Paiute woman had their own acorn tree which was handed down from generation to generation.

Farmerette, Los Angeles
From Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War via Smithsonian Magazine:


A brass band welcomed the first unit of the California Woman’s Land Army when it arrived in the town of Elsinore on the first of May, 1918. The whole community turned out to greet the fifteen women dressed in their stiff new uniforms. The Chamber of Commerce officials gave speeches of welcome, the Farm Bureau president thanked the “farmerettes” for coming, and the mayor gave them the keys to the city.
The Land Army recruits drove the fifty miles from the WLA headquarters offices in downtown Los Angeles to Elsinore in style: the mayor had dispatched a truck to chauffeur them. At the welcoming ceremonies, Mayor Burnham apologized for the lack of an official municipal key ring, and offered instead a rake, hoe, and shovel to the farmerettes, “emblematic of their toil for patriotic defense.” The grateful citizens of Elsinore gave the farmerettes three loud cheers.

FarmeretteLos Angeles

From Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War via Smithsonian Magazine:

A brass band welcomed the first unit of the California Woman’s Land Army when it arrived in the town of Elsinore on the first of May, 1918. The whole community turned out to greet the fifteen women dressed in their stiff new uniforms. The Chamber of Commerce officials gave speeches of welcome, the Farm Bureau president thanked the “farmerettes” for coming, and the mayor gave them the keys to the city.

The Land Army recruits drove the fifty miles from the WLA headquarters offices in downtown Los Angeles to Elsinore in style: the mayor had dispatched a truck to chauffeur them. At the welcoming ceremonies, Mayor Burnham apologized for the lack of an official municipal key ring, and offered instead a rake, hoe, and shovel to the farmerettes, “emblematic of their toil for patriotic defense.” The grateful citizens of Elsinore gave the farmerettes three loud cheers.

smithsonian:

Biochemist Florence Seibert won a gold medal for developing tuberculosis tests #Groundbreaker

smithsonian:

Biochemist Florence Seibert won a gold medal for developing tuberculosis tests #Groundbreaker

Mayor Tom Bradley stands to the right as Jacqueline Gareau of Canada crosses the finish line. She was the first female to finish the L.A. Marathon. Photo dated: February 19, 1984. 

Mayor Tom Bradley stands to the right as Jacqueline Gareau of Canada crosses the finish line. She was the first female to finish the L.A. Marathon. Photo dated: February 19, 1984. 

Georgia Douglas Johnson already queued.  

Maya Angelou is great, but seems really long for tumblr.

Poems?

April is National Poetry Month so Cool Chicks from History will be posting some poems.

Any suggestions of tumblr friendly (aka short) poems pre 1970 or so?  Written by women, obvs.

Hudson Valley, NY

Application due April 11

To My Dear and Loving Husband - Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more we may live ever.

*     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *

Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672) was among the first Puritan settlers to immigrate to the New World.  She was the first published poet and first published female writer from British North America.  Her descendants include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sarah Orne Jewett, and John Kerry.  

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Letter to President William McKinley from Annie Oakley in which she offers the services of a company of fifty lady American sharpshooters who would provide their own arms and ammunition, to the government should war break out with Spain., 04/05/1898 - 04/05/1898
Item from Records of the Adjutant General’s Office. (03/04/1907 - 09/18/1947)
Don’t forget—the National Archives’ new exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” opens March 21, 2014.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DykQ

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Letter to President William McKinley from Annie Oakley in which she offers the services of a company of fifty lady American sharpshooters who would provide their own arms and ammunition, to the government should war break out with Spain., 04/05/1898 - 04/05/1898

Item from Records of the Adjutant General’s Office. (03/04/1907 - 09/18/1947)

Don’t forget—the National Archives’ new exhibition “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” opens March 21, 2014.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DykQ

(Source: research.archives.gov)

iowaarchaeology:

We’ll be featuring a different Discovery Trunk every Thursday. There are few more to come, and several new ones in development!
Fort Atkinson and the Neutral Ground, 1840-1849
http://discover.research.uiowa.edu/fort-atkinson-and-neutral-ground-1840-1849
Resources in this Discovery Trunk highlight the culture and interaction of the groups associated with the occupation of Fort Atkinson and the Neutral Ground in northeastern Iowa in the 1840s: the soldiers, the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians, and the pioneer settlers. Contents include a sampling of artifacts used by each of these groups, lessons and activities, books, period images, and a DVD about archaeological excavations at the fort. Of special interest are a journal written by a pioneer girl who lived in the area and a book detailing the childhood of a Ho-Chunk girl of about the same time period. The lessons and activities are designed to be compatible with social studies and history units on Iowa’s Peoples, Native People of Iowa, and the Westward Movement which are taught in the elementary grades in Iowa schools. The lessons also have strong science, language arts, and technology components.
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Did you know that our Discovery Trunks are available to educators across Iowa? Because of recent grants, there is now NO CHARGE for checking them out! (return shipping charges may apply)
You can browse the trunks on the Dare to Discover website and reserve them using the online form.

Another one for any Iowa teachers out there.

iowaarchaeology:

We’ll be featuring a different Discovery Trunk every Thursday. There are few more to come, and several new ones in development!

Fort Atkinson and the Neutral Ground, 1840-1849

http://discover.research.uiowa.edu/fort-atkinson-and-neutral-ground-1840-1849

Resources in this Discovery Trunk highlight the culture and interaction of the groups associated with the occupation of Fort Atkinson and the Neutral Ground in northeastern Iowa in the 1840s: the soldiers, the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians, and the pioneer settlers. Contents include a sampling of artifacts used by each of these groups, lessons and activities, books, period images, and a DVD about archaeological excavations at the fort. Of special interest are a journal written by a pioneer girl who lived in the area and a book detailing the childhood of a Ho-Chunk girl of about the same time period. The lessons and activities are designed to be compatible with social studies and history units on Iowa’s Peoples, Native People of Iowa, and the Westward Movement which are taught in the elementary grades in Iowa schools. The lessons also have strong science, language arts, and technology components.

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Did you know that our Discovery Trunks are available to educators across Iowa? Because of recent grants, there is now NO CHARGE for checking them out! (return shipping charges may apply)

You can browse the trunks on the Dare to Discover website and reserve them using the online form.

Another one for any Iowa teachers out there.