Rare Photos of Unique Women Throughout History

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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.

Photo: John William Draper/Materialscientist / Wikimedia Commons / Public domain