Latest addition

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 [...]

Writers

  • During a recent tour of New Broadcasting House I saw a large freize of people who had been influencial in the early days of the BBC. Lord Reith of course but I was pleasantly [...]

Artists

  • This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.
    Sarah Bernhardt was one of the most famous actresses of the 19th-century French stage. She had a theatrical career that spanned some 60 years. A career which earned her the [...]

Editors Choice

  • 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 [...]

Scientists

  • This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
    Marie-Sophie Germain was a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. She battled against the social prejudices of the era and a lack of formal training in order to [...]

Adventurers

  • This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
    Isabella Bird, was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable women travellers and the first [...]

Social reformers

  • This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
    Sophia Duleep Singh; Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary! She was one of the most important [...]

Politicians

  • You may freely reproduce this image and/or text provided you do not do so in the course of a business and state clearly that the image/text/sound/video file was provided by the copyright holder for use in the Cotton Town digitisation project.
    Copyright LET provided by the copyright holder for use in the Cotton Town digitisation project. [...]

Humanitarians

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