Weird History

17 Rare Photos of Unique Women Throughout History 

Mick Jacobs
Updated June 14, 2019 8.2k votes 1.4k voters 59.8k views 16 items

List Rules Vote up the photos depicting the most mind-blowing facts of women's history.

Captured below are images depicting women throughout different eras of history. As a group obstructed by sexism over many centuries, women often fail to have their actions or accounts recognized for their contributions. 

Depicted in these images are a number of firsts for women, simultaneously placed against many injustices they've endured for simply being female. It is a complicated gallery that reveals the complicated histories of history's oppressed sex, and how it still manages to thrive amidst systemic misogyny.

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1899: Anne Oakley Shooting From The Shoulder
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1990: A Woman Defends Her Home
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1839: Dorothy Catherine Draper, The First Woman Ever Photographed
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1805: Sacagawea Becomes The First Woman To Vote In A US Democratic Process
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