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  • Time Period: 1860-1879
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    • 19th Century Actors Photographs

    • This collection consists of 610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of American actresses, actors, and entertainers from the mid- to late 1800s.
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • 19th Century American Trade Card

    • This site Includes a link to Harvard's VIA catalog, which provides access to the 1000 advertising trade cards. Many of these cards depict women and/or products that women used (corsets, magnetic hairpins, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,...
    • Advertising; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Advertising Trade Cards from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection

    • This collection of more than 150 advertising trade cards features women working as dressmakers, hairdressers, music teachers, photographers, shop and storekeepers, and wine and liquor dealers.
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Employment; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maryland; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Pennsylvania
    • African American women

    • This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
    • African American women; Religion; Women slaves
    • United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

    • This collection from the Ohio Historical Society includes newspaper clippings, photographs and manuscript sources.
    • African American children; African American women; Education; Employment; Lynching; Religion; Segregation; Slavery; Social life and customs; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Alaska Native Collections

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    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alaska
    • American Centuries

    • Browse/search the digital collection that includes approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library. The "Activities" section of the site includes video demonstrations of such tools as the "great...
    • Clothing and dress; Home labor; Temperance; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Women photographers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006

    • This collection documents the history of the American Colony, a non-denominational utopian Christian community founded by a small group of American expatriates in Ottoman Palestine in 1881.
    • American Colony (Jerusalem); Christian communities -- Palestine; Missionaries; Religion
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    • American Textile History Museum: The Chace Catalogue

    • Highlights from this collection include more than images of more than 290 coverlets, more than 250 spinning wheels, and a large selection of dresses.
    • Clothing and dress; Coverlets; Spinning Wheels
    • United States
    • American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920

    • This collection documents American popular entertainment with 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs. Many of the programs include...
    • Advertising; Vaudeville; Women entertainers
    • United States
    • Anne Sullivan Macy: The Miracle Worker

    • The American Federation for the Blind offers this illustrated overview of Sullivan's life and work. See in particular Sullivan's letters in which she describes her work with Keller.
    • Teachers of deafblind people
    • United States
    • ARC - Archival Research Catalog: Digital Copies Search

    • The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries. As of 2008, there are 134,537 digital copies in ARC. In addition to the subjects...
    • Child labor; Depressions, 1929; Employment; Indian women -- North America; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; New Deal, 1933-1939; Presidents' spouses; Women and the military; Women -- suffrage; World War, 1914-1918; World...
    • United States
    • ARC Gallery: Rose O'Neal Greenhow

    • Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864) was a socialite in Washington, DC, and a Confederate spy. This collection includes the correspondence (175 documents) that the U.S. Intelligence Service seized from Greenhow's home in August 1861. Highlights...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women spies
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Billy Rose Theatre Collection

    • This extensive collection (50,000 items) includes 19th-century carte-de-visite and cabinet card portraits, as well as 20th-century portrait proofs, personal snapshots, and photographic postcards.
    • Actresses
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