Tag Archives: Women

1943: Balloon Site

Laura Knight: A Balloon Site, Coventry (1943)

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1919: At the Back of the North Wind

Jessie Willcox Smith: illustration for George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind (1919)

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1921: Outnumbered and Outgunned

In the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), Irish republicans were vastly outnumbered and outgunned by British forces—yet they won, fighting to an eventual truce and the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. How did they do it? In … Continue reading

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1720: Women Working

Giacomo Ceruti: Women Working on Pillow Lace (c. 1720)

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1938: Fire

Teresita Fernández: Fire (2005) Fire and heat provide modes of explanation in the most varied domains, because they have been for us the occasion for unforgettable memories, for simple and decisive personal experiences. Fire is thus a privileged phenomenon which … Continue reading

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1791: Picking Clams

Utagawa Toyokuni: Picking Clams (ca. 1791)

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1919: Ireland in Chains

On July 4, 1919, American supporters of Irish independence crashed the Independence Day parade in Washington D.C. Their participation had been officially banned by the parade organizers because Ireland was not a “fully accredited” nation, but—undeterred—they decorated a car and … Continue reading

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