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Today, Americans celebrate the service of our men and women. This U.S. Navy WWII recruitment poster illustrated the personification of freedom. She is manifested in the form of Lady Liberty.

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Veterans Day 2012. We rest because of their love to defend.
An American riveter at Lockheed’s Burbank P-38 facility during WWII.

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Mary Pickford contributes to the World War I moral efforts by knitting a sweater for a soldier. c. 1926.

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Kristallnacht- November 9, 1938. Never forget. This photo was taken inside of a destroyed synagogue.

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Gemini 19 Refrigerator, 1966. The Cold War ideology and space race technology being manifested in the household.

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“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

-Helen Keller

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Mrs. Esther Stace competing at the 1915 Sydney Royal Show. She set a jumping record at six foot six inches.

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A 1937 all-female string band, The Coon Creek Girls, in Ohio.

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A young girl knitting in Scotland during WWII.

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“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”

-Corrie Ten Boom, Holocaust survivor

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Madam Walker was a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist in the late 19th century. Her courage to generate change makes her worthy of esteem. 

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“Miss Carlyle & Miss Clarke, The Gibson Girls”

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Women’s volleyball match, early 20th century.

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“Then you, you want Remembered.” Daggett & Ramsdell advertisement in Vogue July 1944.

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