Category Archives: Women

“Beauty is in The Eye of The Gazer.” ― Charlotte Brontë

Gertrude Stein once said, “I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.” Certainly that is the case with today’s subject, Charlotte Brontë.  There’s a good reason for this. We know from personal letters that … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Mothers

She “wanted it to be a holy day, a day of sentiment, not profit,”  dismissing greeting cards as “a poor excuse for the letter you are too lazy to write.” First celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial … Continue reading

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Violet Jessop ~ Miss Unsinkable

Day 363 of Colourisation Project – May 5 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Lucky or unlucky? Either way she lived to tell the story through her compelling memoirs titled, … Continue reading

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Mad-Hatter Hedda Hopper

Day 360 of Colourisation Project – May 2 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Let’s face it, Hollywood would be bland without its gossip columnists. There have been many; Perez … Continue reading

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Beatrice Webb ~ Social Reformer

Day 358 of Colourisation Project – April 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  A socialist utopian, she coined the term “collective bargaining.” She was at the core of the … Continue reading

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Carolyn Jones’ Crowning Glory

Day 356 of Colourisation Project – April 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  You may not immediately recognise today’s colourisation subject with her bob haircut. Texan born actress, Carolyn … Continue reading

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Henri La Fontaine ~ A Woman’s Man

Day 350 of Colourisation Project – April 22 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Henri La Fontaine was of a rare enlightened breed; a male champion of women at a … Continue reading

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