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    • Massachusetts Historical Society: Object of the Month

    • The Massachusetts Historical Society uses this site to showcase artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, and other items. Highlights include letters written by Margaret Fuller (1836), Elizabeth Peabody (1838), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852), and Eleanor...
    • Women artists; Women authors
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

    • This collection documents the life and work of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856). Highlights include Guerin's journal from 1840-1855, portraits, images of artifacts that belonged to her, and photographs of the canonization ceremonies that...
    • Catholicism; Civil War, 1861-1865; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum: Collections

    • This collection includes a variety of 17th century artifacts: cradles; an embroidered silk shoe; a teapot; and portraits of Penelope Pelham Winslow (1651) and Elizabeth Paddy Wensley (1670-1680).
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • New-York Historical Society's Online Museum Catalog

    • Collection includes images and information about the New York Historical Society's collection of more than 60,000 artifacts (buttons, clothing, dolls, furniture, quilts, etc.) and works of art. More than 50 digital images of Tiffany lamps designed...
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    • United States -- New York
    • Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary

    • This site offers approximately 70 images of artifacts (furniture, a monogrammed blanket, etc.) from National Park Service museum collections. The site also offers a virtual reality tour of Val-Kill cottage.
    • Historic houses; Presidents' spouses;
    • United States -- New York
    • Women in Congress

    • See the "artifacts" section for images of political campaign buttons, historic images, gallery passes, collectable cards, and magazine covers. The site also includes biographical profiles, historical essays, historical data, and educational...
    • Women legislators
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Chaco Culture

    • This online exhibit includes examples of beads, bowls, jars, pendants, pitchers, projectile points, sandles, vessels, and other artifacts.
    • Historic sites; Indians of North America
    • United States -- New Mexico
    • Quilts of Gee's Bend in Context

    • Includes images of about 60 quilts that were made from the 1930s to the 1970s.
    • African American women; Quilts
    • United States -- Alabama -- Boykin
    • Women in Science

    • Women in Science highlights key collections in the Women and Leadership Archives: the Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D. Papers, the Katherine DeLage Taft Papers, the Mundelein College Archives, and the Visiting Nurse Association North Records.
    • Women college students; Women college teachers; Women scientists
    • United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Girlhood Embroidery: Samplers at Pilgrim Hall Museum

    • This online exhibit begins with the first American-made sampler, embroidered by Loara Standish in the 17th century. Additional samplers from the 18th and 19th centuries are also featured.
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Samplers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Mary Beeman Historic Costumes

    • The Mary Beeman Historic Costumes collection includes photographs of select pieces of women's clothing (dresses, coats, jackets, and suits) from the 1950s to the 1990s.
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States
    • Cecilia Beaux Papers Online

    • This collection of more than 6000 images documents Beaux' education, career as a portrait painter, and personal life.
    • Women artists
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester; United States -- New York (State) -- New York; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Alaska Native Collections

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    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alaska
    • Katherine Deyo Cookingham Downer Collection

    • The Deyo Cookingham Family Photograph Album includes images of members of the Deyo, Cookingham, Howell, and Brodhead families. The digital collection also includes selected articles of clothing worn by members of the Deyo Cookingham family.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New Paltz
    • Teaching with Historic Places

    • Lesson plans in this collection include background information and examples of primary sources. Fifteen topics are listed under the "women's history" theme, including the Homestead Act; Clara Barton's house; Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill; the The...
    • Historic houses; Hiistoric sites; Women
    • United States

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