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1920′s Female Shop Owners of Greenwich Village

Lin in her shop posing with an advertising display. 

Gough standing outside her shop, The Paintbox. 

Beals herself in the doorway of the Tea Room.

Beals at the Gallery doorway

Charlotte Powell painting The Village Store.

Ruth in front of Her Little Shop Around the Corner. 

Edith Hayes Thompson poses in front of Her Shop. 

All photos from Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America via Flickr Commons


The Schlesinger Library recently received the records of one angry girl designs.  In business from 1996 to 2016,  the company designed t-shirts and bumper stickers  with feminist slogans and quotations, with one of the first t-shirts bearing the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich quote, “Well-behaved women rarely make history.”
Caption: business card and draft logos from the one angry girl designs records.


‘Enlist in a proud profession: train as a nurse!’
Images from the 'Vocational Information on Nursing (WWII)’ collection from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. If you click here you can view the full set of 28 images, including further details of the role and application forms. I loved having a look through these so I thought it would be nice to share. Enjoy!