Women's History Pictures

The History of Women in Images and Pictures

History of Women in Portraits, Images, and Pictures: an index to the images on this site, organized by time period.

Ancient/Classical History and Mythology

Nefertiti Bust at the Altes Museum
Nefertiti Bust at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2007. Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Medieval and Renaissance History

Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

17th Century (1600s)

Salem Witch Trial
Salem Witch Trial - Disorder in the Court. Douglas Grundy / Three Lions / Getty Images

Modern World History

Jane Austen
Jane Austen. Stock Montage / Archive Photos / Getty Images

Royal Weddings

American History - Through the Civil War (-1864)

Clara Barton
Clara Barton. MPI / Archive Photos / Getty Images

Early 19th Century

Civil War Images

American History: Reconstruction (1865) Through 1899

Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane by H. R. Locke, 1895. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

American History: Woman Suffrage

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Kean Collection / Archive Photos / Getty Images
  • Woman Suffrage Activists

19th Century

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Lucy Stone
  • Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Harriot Stanton Blatch as infant
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Lucretia Mott

20th Century

  • Woman Suffrage March 1913
  • Alice Paul
  • Jeannette Rankin
  • Abby Scott Baker
  • Maud Wood Park
  • Paulina Wright Davis
  • Abigail Scott Duniway
  • Woman Suffrage Flag

American History: 1900 - 1929: World War I, Roaring 20s

Mary Baker Eddy burial memorial, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mary Baker Eddy burial memorial, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. © 2010 Jone Johnson Lewis. Licensed to About.com.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - 1911
  • Ethel Barrymore
  • Emma Goldman 1917
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Mary Church Terrell, Mary Church Terrell
  • Frances Willard | Frances Willard
  • Lou Henry Hoover
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Mother Jones

American History: 1930 - 1945: Depression, World War II

American History Since World War II

Astronaut Candidate Sally Ride
Astronaut Candidate Sally Ride. Courtesy NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA-GRC)

African American Women's History in Pictures

African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois.
African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album: Types of American Negroes, compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois. Courtesy Library of Congress

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