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  • Time Period: 19th century
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    • 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
    • Alaska Native Collections

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    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Social life and customs
    • United States -- Alaska
    • Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

    • Drawing from the holdings of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and other repositories, this site offers a variety of primary source materials that document the history of women's education. In addition to photos of students and faculty,...
    • Physical education for women; Women college students; Women educators; Women's colleges; Working class women -- Education
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr; China
    • 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 Jewess Project

    • Founded and edited by Rosa Sonneschein (1847-1932), American Jewess (1895-1899) was the first English-language periodical directed to American Jewish women.
    • Jewish women; Women's periodicals
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    • American Song Sheets

    • This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenth-century America. Many of these single sheets include illustrations of women (e.g., "The Soldier's Farewell to his Bride"). The full text of the lyrics can be...
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Love songs; Popular music; Songs; Women
    • United States
    • 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
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • Around the Table: Early Cooking in the Hudson Valley

    • Highlights from this online exhibit include images of cooking utensils (e.g., a corn mold, a butter paddle, and a sausage stuffer), and Mrs. Anna Maria Elting's Rochester Recipe Book from 1819.
    • Cookery; Cooking utensils
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • AVON: Celebrating Women for 125 Years

    • This collection documents the history of the company, its employees and sales representatives, and the consumers of its products. Users can search the collection by keyword, or browse by broad subject (advertising, catalogs, representatives, the...
    • Avon Products, Inc.; Beauty, personal; Cosmetics; Employment; Women sales personnel
    • United States;
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Blanche Espy Chenoweth, Her Life, Her Times

    • The 67 photographs and a 48-page scrapbook in this digital collection document the life of Blanche Espy Chenoweth (1875-1960). As a a writer, lecturer, and radio show host, Chenoweth covered such topics as women's social customs, homemaking, and...
    • Women authors; Women in radio broadcasting
    • United States
    • Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Collection

    • This collection includes approximately 1200 letters dating from 1835-1868 of the five Weston sisters: Maria Weston Chapman, and Anne, Caroline, Deborah, Lucia and Mary Weston.
    • Antislavery movements
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Button, Pin and Ribbon Collection

    • This collection includes 1900 items related to human rights, women's rights, temperance, labor rights, wars of the 20th century, and the anit-nuclear movement.
    • Peace movements; Temperance; Women's rights
    • United States
    • Camilla Urso Collection

    • Camilla Urso (1842-1902) was one of the leading violinists of the 19th century. This collection includes portraits of Urso, concert programs, and advertisements.
    • Women musicians; Women violinists
    • United States

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