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Queuing a post about a woman who is referred to as Ni Gusti as a child in the 1950s and Gusti as an adult in the 2010s.  Not sure if this is her choosing to go by her middle name of if Ni has some other significance.


The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 
American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Washington, DC
April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on April 9,1939, is on view to mark the 75th anniversary of the concert. 

American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Washington, DC

April 8. 2014 - September 7, 2014

Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet.  After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes.  Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.
In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England.  In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance.  Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978) was a principal dancer with the Imperial Russian Ballet.  After the revolution, she moved to Paris and became a principal dancer with Ballet Russes.  Tamara is best known for originating the titular role in The Firebird.

In 1918, Tamara married a British diplomat and settled in England.  In England she helped to found both the Royal Ballet and the Royal Academy of Dance.  Her students included Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev.

To A Lady Who Said It Was Sinful to Read Novels - Christian Milne

To love these books, and harmless tea,
   Has always been my foible,
Yet will I ne’er forgetful be
   To read my Psalms and Bible.
Travels I like, and history too,
   Or entertaining fiction;
Novels and plays I’d have a few,
   If sense and proper diction.
I love a natural harmless song,
   But I cannot sing like Handel;
Deprived of such resource, the tongue
   Is sure employed — in scandal.

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Christian Milne (1773-1816) was a working class Scottish woman who attended school for only six months.  She worked as a maid before marrying and raising eight children.   At age 32, Christian published her sole book of poetry.  She earned £100 for the book, a considerable sum for her family.

(Source: poetryfoundation.org)

Park Ji-Young (photo via reddit), the 22 year old cafeteria worker who lost her life helping to evacuate the Sewal ferry disaster.  
Transcript: Passengers couldn’t escape South Korean ferry, crew member says (CNN)

Park Ji-Young (photo via reddit), the 22 year old cafeteria worker who lost her life helping to evacuate the Sewal ferry disaster.  

Transcript: Passengers couldn’t escape South Korean ferry, crew member says (CNN)

Easter Parade, dressmaker taking notes.

Easter Parade, dressmaker taking notes.

thirteenny:

Meet the real men and women that inspired some of our favorite #MadMen characters: http://bit.ly/1kjtJfV

thirteenny:

Meet the real men and women that inspired some of our favorite #MadMen characters: http://bit.ly/1kjtJfV

ladysybil:

"Why do men do it?"

"Do what?"

"Kill women."

"Women kill too, you know."

"Not like this. Only men do this."

the bletchley circle - s1

The Bletchley Circle returns for Season 2, following four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. The women use their code-breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London. 

Episode 1 of Season 2 is online at pbs.org, Episode 2 airs tonight (April 17).  Season 1 is on Netflix.

You Thought I Was That Type - Anna Akhmatova

You thought I was that type:
That you could forget me, 
And that I’d plead and weep
And throw myself under the hooves of a bay mare,

Or that I’d ask the sorcerers
For some magic potion made from roots and send you a terrible gift:
My precious perfumed handkerchief. 

Damn you! I will not grant your cursed soul
Vicarious tears or a single glance.

And I swear to you by the garden of the angels,
I swear by the miracle-working icon,
And by the fire and smoke of our nights:
I will never come back to you. 

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Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is one of Russia’s best known poets.  She was persecuted by Stalin’s regime and her work was barred from publication for much of her lifetime.

(Source: poemhunter.com)

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