Category Archives: history

Word-Worthy Women

Hi, everyone! It’s been a busy week here in the library. Everyone has been working hard before a long holiday weekend. We hope you have a great long weekend! Here’s an old V&I post to in case you missed it: … Continue reading

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Word Worthy Woman: Madame C. J. Walker, bath and beauty pioneer

I’m currently writing a post about minority women who have become prominent social figures through their cosmetics entrepreneurship. I feel I could hardly do them justice without talking first about one of America’s first female or black millionaires, an early … Continue reading

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Magazine of the Week

In the early 20th century, photography was novel and exciting. Magazines printed few¬† photographs because they were expensive. Into this market marched the magazine Life, redesigned to feature photographs of everything that could possibly be interesting to its middle-American public. … Continue reading

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