Fri 24 Jun 2011
Sun 29 May 2011
Mon 23 May 2011
So many great things to post about today. Shorpy has more great early 20th-century images of DC:
Fuck Yeah Women’s History has an anti-suffrage cartoon from 1915, the mug shot of Julia Aaron, one of the Freedom Riders, and the Motorcycle Queen of Miami, Bessie Stringfield.
Black Vintage has a beautiful photograph by Dorothea Lange from 1945:
A hot Gina Palmere can be found at Vintage Lesbian:
And Vivat Vintage serves up some cool advertisements:
But the winner of the “Dang, that is awesome” award for the week goes to the Library of Congress for their National Jukebox project.
The goal of the Jukebox is to present to the widest audience possible early commercial sound recordings, offering a broad range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning.
The Jukebox contains over 10,000 recordings between the years 1901 and 1925. You can browse the collection by genre, artist, date, and even target audience, or you can listen to one of their playlists. They even feature a Day by Day search function that allows you to find songs that were recorded on a specific date. On my birthday in 1904, this version of Auld Lang Syne was recorded:
Wed 18 May 2011
Wed 15 Dec 2010
New Archival Digital Collection! From “Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement“ An On-line Archival Collection, Special Collections Library at Duke University.
The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.
Check out the sweet documents available, including this one below:
Women’s History Sources clued me in to a great exhibition on food at fellow Seven Sister school Mount Holyoke College called “Everything Is Wholesome and Abundant”: A Culinary Chronicle of Mount Holyoke College, 1837- today. Check out the sweet (pun fully intended) culinary history of the oldest women’s college in the U.S.
And some great queer images I found of the gays:
Wed 15 Dec 2010
“Lesbians in Revolt” by Charlotte Bunch and the Furies Collective, 1972
Lesbianism is the basic threat to male supremacy
Lesbianism is a threat to the ideological, political, personal, and economic basis of male supremacy. The Lesbian threatens the ideology of male supremacy by destroying the lie about female inferiority, weakness, passivity, and by denying women’s ‘innate’ need for men (even for pro-creation if the science of cloning is developed).
The Lesbian’s independence and refusal to support one man undermines the personal power that men exercise over women. Our rejection of heterosexual sex challenges male domination in its most individual and common form. We offer all women something better than submission to personal oppression. We offer the beginning of the end of collective and individual male supremacy. Since men of all races and classes depend on female support and submission for practical tasks and feeling superior, our refusal to submit will force some to examine their sexist behavior, to break down their own destructive privileges over other humans, and to fight against those privileges in other men. They will have to build new selves that do not depend on oppressing women and learn to live in social structures that do not give them power over anyone.
Heterosexuality separates women from each other; it makes women define themselves through men; it forces women to compete against each other for men and the privilege which comes through men and their social standing. Heterosexual society offers women a few privileges as compensations if they give up their freedom: for example, mothers are respected and ‘honored’, wives or lovers are socially accepted and given some econoimc and emotional security , a woman gets physical protection on the street when she stays with her man, etc. The privileges give heterosexual women a personal and political stake in maintaining the status quo.
Thu 11 Nov 2010
I ran across a number of these issues when I was processing Joan Biren’s papers at the Sophia Smith Collection, and they were great. Claire Bond Potter over at Tenured Radical and Historian at Wesleyan University posted about the publication and reminded me of how awesome it was.
Check out more dyke-aliciousness at Dyke: A Quarterly.