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K&A Mop Bucket..

K&A Mop Bucket..

Dec. 18-20, 2015 - Massive 4.000 piece jewelry liquidation sale.  Don't miss it!
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Upcoming Estate Sales - Fine Estate, Inc.

Our Next Showroom Sale Thursday, Jan. 14 – Sunday Dec. 17 10:00am – 5:00pm 502 Irwin St. San Rafael, CA. Please Note: Due to Covid 19 health concerns and out of an abundance of caution we will admit just ten shoppers at a time. We experimented with appointment only sales, but for various reasons some … Upcoming Estate Sales Read More »

Madame Curie and her daughter, Irene, in their laboratory, 1924
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Madame Curie and her daughter, Irene, in their laboratory, 1924

Mother and Child - vintage photo, 1900-1919

Mother and Child - vintage photo, 1900-1919

Fay Fuller in climbing garb ~ first woman to summit Mt. Rainier, in 1890
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Fay Fuller becomes the first woman known to reach the summit of Mount Rainier on August 10, 1890.

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In 1925, the National Geographic Society didn't admit women, so Harriet Chalmers Adams, adventurer and female badass, founded the Society of Woman Geographers. She was regarded as the foremost woman explorer of her time, traveling to Latin American, eventually writing about her travels for National Geographic magazine. She proved that women had the same moxie, the same adventurous spirit, and the same fortitude to see the world as any man!
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In 1925, the National Geographic Society didn't admit women, so Harriet Chalmers Adams, adventurer and female badass, founded the Society of Woman Geographers. She was regarded as the foremost woman explorer of her time, traveling to Latin American, eventually writing about her travels for National Geographic magazine. She proved that women had the same moxie, the same adventurous spirit, and the same fortitude to see the world as any man!

Zitkala-Ša or 'Red bird' (1876–1938), the child of a full-blood Yankton Sioux, was born in 1876 on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a tipi on the Missouri River until age 12. She went to a Quaker missionary school for Indians, under the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, eventually becoming a teacher, musician, author and activist.

Zitkala-Ša or 'Red bird' (1876–1938), the child of a full-blood Yankton Sioux, was born in 1876 on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and raised in a tipi on the Missouri River until age 12. She went to a Quaker missionary school for Indians, under the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, eventually becoming a teacher, musician, author and activist.

"The most famous Apache woman was Lozen, the two-spirit warrior shaman who guided her people as they fled across the border, eluding US and Mexican armies, with her medicine of raising her hands to pray and knowing where the soldiers were, to strategize movements and her valiant fighting power. As chief Victorio said,“Lozen is…strong as a man, braver than most, and cunning in strategy.Lozen is a shield to her people.”" From Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives

Christine Quintasket, (Mourning Dove) 1888-1936. Mourning Dove was a Salish Indian. Her father was a member of the Okanogan Indians but he left his wife and family. She was the first Native American Woman to write and publish novels.

Christine Quintasket, (Mourning Dove) 1888-1936. Mourning Dove was a Salish Indian. Her father was a member of the Okanogan Indians but he left his wife and family. She was the first Native American Woman to write and publish novels.

3-11-11  Inuit Woman 1903

Inuit woman, Nowadluk, with long hair

Image No: ND-1-56 Title: Inuit woman, Nowadluk, (also known as Nora) with long/loose hair, Nome (?), Alaska. Date: 1903 Format of original: glass negative : b&w ; 8" x 10" Photographer/Illustrator: Lomen Brothers, Nome, Alaska Remarks: Studio portrait. Nowadluk from Cape Prince of Wales. Wearing decorative/bead headband. Subject(s): Inuit - Clothing / Inuit - Women / Inuit - Personalities / Inuit - Beadwork Order this photo from Glenbow…

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blogging about breastfeeding (yep, it's happening)

Boobs. Ugh, I hate that word. It sounds so silly and irreverent. Is it supposed to be an onomatopoeia or something? I just had t...

'Gynaeplaque' model, United States, 1925-1935. Medical professionals were taught how to insert a cervical cap using this model. The model is spongy rubber in a black case which opens to show the female reproductive organs. A cervical cap is also now called a diaphram.

'Gynaeplaque' model, United States, 1925-1935

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The 1860s

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The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”  For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant.