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Women
"Let the women do the work"
by . This photograph appeared in Horace Kephart's 1913 book, Our Southern Highlanders with the caption "Let the women do the work." Kephart describes the women as "pretty in youth; but her toil in the [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
A Car in Front of a Suburban Home, 1915
by . Photograph from Scribner's Magazine article, "The Woman at the Wheel", by Herbert Ladd Towle, shows a car parked in front of a suburban home. Caption reads "Suburban life is enhanced [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A pilgrim walking in Jomsom, Nepal
by Freeman, Margery. A pilgrim walking in Jomsom, NepalA woman wearing a shawl and woolen cap carries a loaded basket through Jomsom, a town that serves as the headquarters and a major commercial hub of the Mustang [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A tourist in front of her hotel room
by Freeman, Margery. A tourist in front of her hotel room A tourist stands in front of a door of her hotel room in Kaagbeni, Nepal. The hotel is mud-plastered on the sides and also has a roof of thick mud. It rains very [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A Woman at the Wheel
by . A Woman at the Wheel Illustration from Scribner's Magazine article, "The Woman at the Wheel", by Herbert Ladd Towle. The illustration is drawn by S. Werner, with the caption "A Woman at [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A woman in sunhat holds out bag of produce at market in Cat Ba
by Freeman, Margery. A woman in sunhat holds out bag of produce at market in Cat BaA woman in sunhat holds out bag of produce at market in Cat BaA woman wearing a traditional conical sunhat holds out a plastic bag of [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A woman milling corn flour
by Freeman, Margery. A woman milling corn flourA woman milling corn flourOn the trail between Ghorepaani and Taatopaani, Nepal, a woman sits in front of a water mill. Grain is poured into the top of the mill and ground [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A woman weaving cloth
by Freeman, Margery. A woman weaving clothA woman weaving clothEn route from Birethanti to Nayathanti, Nepal, an elderly woman sits under an umbrella, weaving fabric. In the past the threads for weaving used to be made [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
A Woman With a Flat Tire, 1915
by . A Woman With a Flat Tire, 1915 Illustration from Scribner's Magazine article, "The Woman at the Wheel", by Herbert Ladd Towle. The drawing by S. Werner, shows a woman whose car [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Adams, Kate
by Boyd, Sandra O. Today, women can pilot commercial airliners and military planes, but not too long ago, they could not get such jobs. After the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, both men and women learned to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Adams-Ender, Clara
by Pollitt, Phoebe Ann. Originally published in "North Carolina Nursing History." Republished with permission. For personal educational use and not for further distribution. Please submit permission requests for other uses [...] (from Appalachian State University.)
Agricultural Economy of Antebellum Life
by LeCount, Charles. One hundred fifty years ago, nearly all North Carolinians made their living by farming. And even the majority of those who did not actually farm were still tied to the state’s agricultural economy: [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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