Tag Archives: Women

1977: Jayaben Desai

Graham Wood: Jayaben Desai (1977) Desai lead the 1977 strike at the Grunwick photo-processing factory in Willesden, London. The workers, predominantly Asian women, not only struck for union recognition, but challenged the stereotype of being silent and subservient. They were … Continue reading

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1863: Sheep in a Boat

Rosa Bonheur: Changing Pastures (1863)

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1785: Museum

Sarah Stone: Perspective interior view of Sir Ashton Lever’s Museum in Leicester Square, London March 30 1785

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1870: Cento

A cento is a poem composed of lines taken from other poems, either by different authors or from the same author. (Homer and Virgil are traditional favorites.) The word comes from the Greek κεντρόνη, which means “patchwork garment.” The following … Continue reading

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2004: Diane Abbott MP

Stuart Pearson Wright: Diane Abbott MP (2004); in 1987, Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament. See a video of her talking about this portrait here.

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1961: Sticks and Stones

Curt Swan and Stan Kaye: Action Comics #276 (May, 1961)

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1894: La vitrioleuse

Eugène Samuel Grasset: La vitrioleuse [The Acid Thrower] (1894)

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