Coinciding with the beginnings of the first wave of feminism in the 19th century came the attempt by women to gain equal rights to education in the United States. Women’s rights organizations focused on adjusting and increasing women’s place in the public arena by arguing that the only fundamental differences between women and men wereContinue reading “28 Fantastic Vintage Photos Showing Daily Life of Female Students From Between the 1920s and 1950s”
St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is a liberal arts college in New York State, with campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, and in Patchogue, Long Island. Established in 1916 and originally named St. Joseph’s College for Women, the college was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, in response to theContinue reading “59 Wonderful Yearbook Photos of Female Students at St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn, NY) in 1970”
Take a look at these lovely photos to see how the first day of school has changed from the past century.
These amazing portrait shots of Wellesley College’s girls were taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1938. Wellesley College was founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, who were passionate about the higher education of women. Wellesley’s first president, Ada Howard, and nearly all of the College’s early educators and administrators were women. The firstContinue reading “40 Wonderful Photos of Wellesley College’s Female Students in 1938”
Not all clubs at women’s colleges in North Carolina were highly formal organizations. Many were formed to connect students with similar interests, to connect students from the same state, or purely in pursuit of fun. How would you like to have been a member of the Bandanna Gang at Salem College in 1907? Or theContinue reading “34 Vintage Photos of Clubs at North Carolina Women’s Colleges in the Early 20th Century”
These pictures of students and teachers at Howard University in Washington, D.C. were taken for LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1946. Two years before Eisenstaedt took the pictures, the university’s administration had asked its students to cease a campaign of protests and sit-ins against Washington diners and stores that refused to serve them. HowardContinue reading “Portraits of Students and Teachers at Howard University in 1946”
During World War II, women working in industrial work in war service wore their husbands’ trousers, and in the post-war era trousers were still common casual wear for gardening, socialising, and other leisure pursuits. Similarly, in Britain during the Second World War, because of the rationing of clothing, many women took to wearing their husbands’Continue reading “14 Vintage Photos of College Girls in Slacks in the 1940s”