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Book Covers

NEW paperback edition of Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. NEW paperback edition of Eizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World!  Both different from the original hardback edition. What do you think?  … Continue reading

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Fannie Farmer

“All that life has requires nourishment,” wrote Fannie Farmer in her innovative cookbook that was first published today–January 7th–in 1896. In the “Boston Cooking School Cookbook,” Farmer introduced the science of food, nutrition, “tried and tested recipes” and standard measurement … Continue reading

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Mother of Thanksgiving: Sarah Josepha Hale

Thanksgiving Day has a mother, a proper Victorian women, arguably one of most powerful magazine editors in the mid-1800s–Sarah Josepha Hale, who for forty years ceaselessly campaigned for the establishment of a National Thanksgiving, at a time when Americans had … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

There’s an article in today’s New York Times about a book with “500 T-Shirts” that trace “a vein of Hip-Hop History.” So, I said to Linda, “I have enough women’s history T-Shirts to do a book!” Perhaps I will, but … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Celebration at Woodlawn

Here is the invitation for a celebation at Woodlawn Cemetery on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday.  The other two images are the front and back of a card that organizers hope people use to write celebatory messages.  Feel free to … Continue reading

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Peace

Tomorrow, 9/21, is the International Day of Peace, established by the UN in 1981. On one of my road trips in search of landmarks to women, I went to Augusta, Maine, to visit the statue of peace activist Samantha Reed … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony’s advice to delegates at the 1895 National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia: “Now, don’t all of you come to me to tell me how glad you are that I have worked for fifty years, … Continue reading

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Female Heroes

I rarely listen to anything during my long walks but recently I took my little radio and earphones (low tech, I know) and heard the cooolest piece on NPR about Maia Weinstock, a science writer who is “Bringing Female Heroes … Continue reading

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My Interview with Mary Doyle

Today–May 29th –in 1943 Norman Rockwell’s iconic cover appeared on “Saturday Evening Post.” On my blog (can’t seem to post it here) is a brief excerpt from my 1994 telephone interview with Mary Doyle (later Keefe), the model for “Rosie” … Continue reading

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Rosalie the Riveter

Shortly after midnight, Frank Cutitta sent me a message that his Aunt Rosalie the Riveter had died. I met Rosalie in 2009 when she was honored at New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club of GFWC’s 101st Public Affairs Day, … Continue reading

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