A Woman's Place

Over the past three centuries, one of the most profound changes in our society has been the movement of women toward a fuller inclusion in political life. With this change, women’s economic and social roles have also changed dramatically. None of this came with out conflict and debate. Is a “woman’s place” in the home, or wherever she wishes to be? Images in the collection offer window on to women’s roles in particular time periods, and the conflicts that arose around women’s voting rights and sexual liberation.

An American Log-House Annie Oakley Zitkala-Sa The Codfish and the Cattle Princess Cover to _What Every Girl Should Know_ Will Amazonic Women Usurp Man's Sphere? Factory worker filing small gun parts, Milwaukee Woman with child in Union Station

An American Log-House

Collot, Georges-Henri-Victor, 1750-1805

In A Journey in North America (Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1826), Plate 16, Edward E. Ayer Collection, Newberry Library.

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Annie Oakley

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Zitkala-Sa

In American Indian Stories. Washington: Hayworth Publishing House, 1921, frontispiece.

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The Codfish and the Cattle Princess

Ryerson, Florence

Sunset 41 (September 1918): 43.

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Cover to What Every Girl Should Know

Sanger, Margaret

Girard, Kan.: Haldeman-Julius Co., 1922, cover.

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Will Amazonic Women Usurp Man's Sphere?

Dill Pickle Club

Dill Pickle Club Records, Box 1, Folder 23, Newberry Library.

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Factory worker filing small gun parts, Milwaukee

Hollem, Howard R.

“One of the girls of Vilter [Manufacturing] Co. filing small gun parts, Milwaukee, Wisc.,” Part of Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-21, 1943, Library of Congress.

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Woman with child in Union Station

Esther Bubley

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Collection, Newberry Library.

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