Ladies Doing It for Themselves

Ready to be inspired by some historic ladies doing groundbreaking things and being just generally being awesome? Well today is your lucky day.

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Leola N. King, America’s first female traffic officer, Washington D.C. [1918]

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Winnie the Welder, 1943

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Maud Wagner, the first well know woman tattooist in the United States, 1907

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Railroad workers at lunch. Many were the wives and even mothers of the men who left for war, 1943

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Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her, 1967

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Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist fighter, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1936

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Female pilots leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” c. 1941

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Photographer Margaret Bourke-White climbing the Chrysler Building, 1934

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Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York, 1917

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A mason working gigh above Berlin, c. 1900

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Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade, 1972

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18 year old French Résistance fighter, Simone Segouin, during the liberation of Paris, 1944

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The first women’s basketball team from Smith College, 1902

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Ellen O’Neal, one of the first professional woman skaters, 1976

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