Tag Archive: women’s history

97 Years Ago Today

The original caption is “Women Rivet Heaters and Passers On, Ship Construction Work.  Navy Yard, Pugent Sound, Washington.”  Taken May 29, 1919. Most of them are wearing proper boots with heels, but a… Continue reading

Glimpses of Textiles in Old Novels

The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner (1851) is the story of a young girl who is sent to live with an unwelcoming aunt, while her parents go to Europe hoping to return… Continue reading

Design Advice from the Dress Doctors

I cannot adequately express how much I love this book — The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. Author Linda Przybyszewski tells the story of the early 20th… Continue reading

Texas Botanist Mary Sophie Young

For my celebration of Women’s History Month, I am officially appointing myself Founder of the Mary Sophie Young Fan Club. I first heard of Dr. Mary Sophie Young back in 2006, when I… Continue reading

Women Are Here to Stay!

We wrapped up our recent visit to Big Bend with a short stay in Marfa, Texas.  Marfa is famous for its mystery lights, (written about even before cars were invented), for its reputation… Continue reading

Women’s History Month

I thought we might all enjoy this little peek into the past.  In 1894, J. L. Nichols published Safe Methods of Business, in which he devoted two whole pages (out of 338) to “Teaching… Continue reading