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Articles with keyword "Women"


An Imperial Intellect

The legendary Queen Elizabeth of England is the subject of a new exhibition on the 400th anniversary of her death.


The Amazing Adding Subtracting Composing Creating Do-Everything Machine

An English countess creates the basis for computer software.


Urban Sensibilities

Joseph Urban brought European design and craftmanship to Ziegfeld's extravaganzas.


Women of Influence

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with ABC and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts about her most recent book, Founding Mothers, and the role women played in the early days of the Republic.

A still from "The Soul of Youth." 1920


Film as Argument

The early disputatious days of American movies.


Defining Freedom

Civil War surgeon Mary Walker began her battle for equality in the women's dress reform movement.


“Little Sure Shot”: the Saga of Annie Oakley

 A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.


A Patchwork of History

Eleven thousand quilts go online and offer clues about their creators.

woman in thin-soled slippers


Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes

Women's shoes in the early nineteenth century were ideal for doing nothing.

Photograph of Kittie Wilkins


Woman of the West

The Horse Queen of Idaho.