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. 

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.

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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.

pogphotoarchives:

Professional cowgirl and runner up in the world championship relay race, Barbara Inez “Tad” Lucas of Cody, NebraskaDate: 1924 - 1926?Negative Number HP.1999.06.5

pogphotoarchives:

Professional cowgirl and runner up in the world championship relay race, Barbara Inez “Tad” Lucas of Cody, Nebraska

Date: 1924 - 1926?
Negative Number HP.1999.06.5

lauriehalseanderson:

RAINN help victims of sexual violence speak up and heal. Please donate $15 so they can keep doing their important work. Give $25 and get a signed poster, $75 will get you a signed copy of SPEAK, and if you can give $1000, I’ll Skype in and talk to you (and friends, if you want), about writing and pretty much anything you want.
Thank you!

Cool Chicks from History is Changing Focus

americamcbaldeaglefreedompants:

coolchicksfromhistory:

No longer will Cool Chicks from History focus on the accomplishments of awesome historical women. Today this tumblr will shift focus to highlight white men.

White men are a massively underrepresented group in history books.  Too long their accomplishments have gone unheralded.  This must change and change starts today.

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I could not agree more with this decision. For too long we have ignored the great accomplishments of white men. For example Eleanor Roosevelt. All anyone ever blabs about is how she used her national presence to campaign for equality for everyone and how great she was blah blah blahhhh. But did you know her husband WAS A PRESIDENT??? A PRESIDENT WHO LED THIS COUNTRY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Yea I bet they didn’t teach that to you in that feminist dominated school of yours. I bet you didn’t even know she was married. Ever heard of Albert Einstein? Probably not because your teacher was too busy forcing Marie Curie and Jane Goodall down your throat. Wake up people! 

Thank you for the support!

Cool Chicks from History is Changing Focus

No longer will Cool Chicks from History focus on the accomplishments of awesome historical women. Today this tumblr will shift focus to highlight white men.

White men are a massively underrepresented group in history books.  Too long their accomplishments have gone unheralded.  This must change and change starts today.

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houghtonlib:

Photograph of the home of Sarah Orne Jewett.
MS Am 1743.26 (16)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Photograph of the home of Sarah Orne Jewett.

MS Am 1743.26 (16)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

Follow Friday: Museums, Historic Sites, Etc. on Tumblr

All more or less history related, general location in parenthesis if it isn’t obvious.  Library special collections included, if you’re looking for your local public library, try the Lifeguard Librarian’s list.  Crazy long list after the jump.

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