Immigrants walking the dock and onto Ellis Island.
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Florence Jaffray Hurst “Daisy” Harriman, chairman and founder of the Women’s National Wilson and Marshall Organization, addressing a political rally in Union Square, New York on August 20, 1912. The New York Times states that Harriman was the founder and chairman of the organization which was active at least through the 1912 election. She also […]
The Matinecock bobsled crew at the annual bobsled races in Locust Valley, New York in 1916. Locust Valley, located in Nassau County, held an annual bobsled race, in which teams of women raced with teams of men. Bobsledding was an active winter pastime in the area. The Matinecock team of women, composed of twenty-five, came in […]
The following letter was sent from Corpora William James Bean from Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York to his mother – Harriett Bean in Syracuse, New York. He was inducted into the United States Army on December 15, 1917. In this letter he discusses camp life and being away from home during Christmastime. Fort Hamilton […]
Jonathan D. Maxwell driving a curved-dash Oldsmobile on rough terrain, c. 1901. With its one-cylinder engine and horseless carriage looks, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash didn’t seem particularly rugged. Olds Motor Works proved its runabout’s mettle with a number of elaborate stunts. Here the car is driven up a steep hill, over uneven ground. Far more extravagant […]
Agnes Lester, Marjorie Follette, Emily Knight, Elizabeth Van Sickle, Carol Lester, prominent young girls of Seneca Falls, as warriors in the drama depicting the Progress of Woman. The drama was given at the reception at Seneca Falls, N.Y. on July 20, 1923 in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman’s Party in […]
In 1911, Harriet Quimby, an editor for the Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly, became the first woman to get her pilot’s license in the US, from the Aero Club of America. Although Quimby only flew for eleven months after receiving her license, she accomplished a lot during her time in the pilot’s seat. In addition to being […]