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  • Description: portraits
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    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • 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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    • Edith Wharton Collection

    • Edith Wharton (1862-1939) wrote more than 20 novels, including Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920). Highlights in this collection include portraits of Wharton, and manuscripts from The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence.
    • Women authors
    • France; United States
    • Catalog of American Portraits: Portrait Search

    • The Catalog of American Portraits includes 80,000 records of portraits in public (e.g., National Portrait Gallery) and private collections across the United States and abroad. Researchers may want to select "find objects with images only" because...
    • Portraits; Women
    • United States
    • Mary Pickford Papers

    • Mary Pickford (1892-1979) established herself as a silent film star in the 1910s. She received an Academy Award for best actress in her first talking film, "Coquette" (1928). Pickford, along with with Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, and D. W....
    • Motion picture actresses; Motion picture producers and directors
    • United States
    • Society of Women Engineers

    • The 998 photos in this collection include individual portraits and images of women engineers at work,
    • Societies and clubs; Women engineers
    • 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
    • Ruth St. Denis Collection

    • Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968) founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. Highlights from this collection include the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938 that features St. Denis and the new dance program, letters by St. Denis, and a collection of portraits...
    • Women dancers
    • United States
    • 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
    • Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions

    • Most of the photographs in this collection were submitted to the editors of The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962, a fundraising magazine published by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. Highlights include individual and family portraits, and images...
    • Catholic Church -- Missions; Eskimo women; Girls; Indians of North America; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Alaska; United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico; United States -- North Dakota; United States --...
    • Panoramic Photographs

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 50 group portraits, including college students (e.g., Wellesley College); several photos of women attending the National Women's Trade Union League of America; and participants in Long Island's Womens...
    • Beauty contests; Schools; Women college students;
    • United States -- California; United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.); United States--Massachusetts; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Ohio; United States--Texas
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

    • This collection of more than 14,350 photographs documents the architecture and social life of the Washington area. Highlights include group portraits of American Association of University Women members; portrait photographs of Washington residents;...
    • American Association of University Women; Household appliances; Social life and customs; Vocational education; Women
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes 1800 of Ulmann's photographs of Appalachian craftspeople, Berea College students, and celebrity portraits. Select the "Craftswomen" and "Berea College, Craftswomen" themes for images of women quilting, sewing, weaving,...
    • African American women; Aged; Appalachian region; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Girls; Handicraft; Quilters; Quilts; Rural women; Weavers; Women college students; Women photographers
    • United States -- Georgia -- Ringgold; United States -- Georgia -- White; United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington; United States -- Kentucky -- Viper; North Carolina -- Asheville; North Carolina -- Brasstown; ...
    • Benedicte Wrensted:  An Idaho Photographer in Focus

    • Benedicte Wrensted (1859-1949), a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1894. She was a professional photographer in Pocatello, Idaho from 1895 to 1912. This online exhibit features Wrensted's photographs of Native Americans. Curator...
    • Immigrants; Indians of North America; Women photographers
    • United States -- Idaho -- Pocatello
    • 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
    • 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

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