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Scroll down for collections of photographs, paintings, films, and other video material featuring artists and other women from The Century of Women

Cyndi Sherman:  Elusive Identities

Josephine Baker: Zouzou

Since the 1970s Cyndi Sherman has transformed herself into a canvas for exploring various personas in many contexts, from film stills, to the recreation of famous paintings.  Transgressive irony pervades Sherman's uses of her own body, which often upend assumptions about age, beauty, gender, and sexuality. 
The American born Josephine Baker found a welcoming enviroment in Europe in the 1920s, where she became a dance and movie superstar.
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Votes for Women

Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress.

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

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This collection includes 448 digitized photographs selected from approximately 2,650 print photographs in the Records of the National Woman's Party, a collection of more than 438,000 items, housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.  The images span from 1875 to 1938 but largely were created in the years between 1913 and 1922. The images depict the tactics used by the militant wing of the suffrage movement in the United States—including picketing, petitioning, pageants, parades and demonstrations, hunger strikes and imprisonment---as well as individual portraits of organization leaders and members. The photographs document the National Woman's Party's push for ratification of the 19th Amendment as well as its later efforts for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Yun Suknam

Website of the artist featuring many of her works.
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Yoko Ono

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Excerpt from "Cut Piece," a 1965 performance art piece by Yoko Ono.

Alice Buy Blanché

Alice Guy Blanche directed over a thousand short films. Click the button below to see one of her early explorations of gender relations, entitled The Consequences of Feminism (1906).

Dorothea Lange

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This collection at the Library of Congress contains many of the works Lange produced during that period and many are available for downloading free of charge.
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Mary Pickford

Film clips from some of the most famous films made by Mary Pickford, especially from the silent era.  More information and materials are available on other pages of this website of the Mary Pickford foundation.

Hannah Höch

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This website provides a biography and analyses of several of Hannah Höch's most important works. You can find out more about other women artists featured in Century of Women through the same site.

Mary Lou Williams

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This online exhibit draws on treasures from the Mary Lou Williams Collection at Rutgers University to tell her story. It utilizes the latest technical advances in capturing images and sound to give wider expression to an inherently musical story.

Lillie Palmer Bliss

This is the catalogue of the Lillie Bliss memorial exhibition that took place at MoMA soon after she died. It includes an extended biographical sketch and a list of the Lillie Bliss collection, with reproducitons of some of the pieces in the collection at the time of the bequest.
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Edith Abbott

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A collection of 22 photographs from the Univeristy of Chicago Photographic Archive.

Grace Abbott

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A collection of 37 photographs from the Univeristy of Chicago Photographic Archive.

Glasgow Girls

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This site offers examples of the work done by women artists from Glasgow around the turn of the twentieth century in the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.  Among the artists featured here are Margaret and Frances Macdonald, also featured on the biography page of this website.

Carolee Schneeman

"Meat Joy, a piece by Carolee Scheneeman. It was first performed May 29, 1964, at the Festival de la libre expression, Paris. Originally filmed by pierre dominick gaisseau, edited by bob giorgio. Recorded by bill carsun in the London Museum.
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Celia Cruz

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This site is part of the Smithsonian Naitonal Museum of American History and contains education plans for k-12 lessons on Celia Cruz's life and legacy, as well as her discography, images of all her albums, some audio and video selections of her performances, as well as links to other articles and items pertaining to her contributions to stage fashion.

Lee Miller

The Lee Miller Archives includes some 60,000 negatives, mainly black and white, most of her manuscripts, captions, notes, letters and ephemeral material, her cameras, and some personal effects such as her US Army uniform. It also holds approximately 3,000 photographs by Roland Penrose and photography by David E. Scherman, Man Ray, Antony Penrose and Andrew Lanyon.
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Josephine Baker

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This archive contains fragments of 4 different dance performances by Josephine Baker on film.

Katherine Dunham

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This Library of Congress collection consists of moving image materials that document the extraordinary journey of Katherine Dunham  who changed the face of American modern dance.  Also contained in the Collection are films documenting Miss Dunham's remarkable career as a performer and choreographer for her company, which introduced African and Caribbean dance movement to the American public, and videotapes of her workshops that demonstrate her remarkable teaching abilities.
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