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Madge Syers

We are now used to there being male and female versions of many sports; women’s football, women’s athletics and so forth. But in the very early part of the 20th [...]


  • Portrait of w:en:Gertrude Stein by w:en:Carl Van Vechten; public domain as part of the Creative Americans Collection donated to the Library of Congress.
    Gertrude Stein was an American author best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collection and for the literary salon she hosted in 1920s Paris. Gertrude was born, [...]


  • Kate Charlesworth When asked about the shortage of female cartoonists Merrily Harper, freelance cartoonist and writer, said “Being funny is quite a male activity … [...]

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  • This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives, and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
    Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]


  • All of Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg's photographs and other material used on this web site are copyright protected © as prescribed by the U.S. Copyright Office. Use of these images is available without fee, with the sole requirement that each image carry a clear attribution to Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg and this memorial website.
    With thanks to the Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg memorial website. Esther Lederberg was an American microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics. In common with many [...]


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    Hannah Snell was born in Worcester in 1723 and at the age of 17, when her parents died, she moved [...]

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  • At the height of the First World War, thousands of women, engineering and shipyard workers [...]


  • Ravensbrück concentration camp was unusual in that it was built solely for women. During World War [...]