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Women’s History Month by gvlr
March 5, 2012, 4:33 pm
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In honor of Rush Limbaugh’s eloquence and the Republican party’s general decision to try and take us back to the dark ages, I thought I would remind everyone that it is women’s history month. Whether we are being vilified for being witches, accused for being seducers, or just plain underpaid in the work force, we women, seem to carry on. It is to my amazement that we don’t eat our young sometimes. Rush, clearly your mother couldn’t even stomach you…a pity. On a more positive note let’s thank our lucky stars that women have been around to contribute to society in the most amazing ways! Just a few below…

Louise Bourgeois

Sonia Delaunay

Frida Kahlo

Elsa Schiaparelli

Our wonderful Visual Resources librarian, Caitlin Pereira, has compiled an awesome delicious page full of images resources for us all to enjoy. This morning I began browsing Yale’s digital collection of medical posters, they are incredible, check them out.

Does it get any better than this???? This poster is from 1942 and was created for the Venereal Disease Education Institute, a gem.

This next image comes from an another amazing digital collection from Duke University called Ad*Access.

Ahhh… women’s greatest hygienic “problem,” I’m not going to touch this one.This image was published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1927.

Listerine’s campaign to frey our nerves as to whether or not we have bad breath, it seems to still be working!


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