I bet you can guess who this is.
Yup, it’s Harriet Tubman.
I’ve been doing a lot of taking this…
And making it this.
Along the way, it’s been hard not to get distracted by all the photos.
Like this one of Harriet Quimby, the first licensed female pilot in the US and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. That face.
While we’re on female pilots, here’s Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt stepping out on the town.
Here’s a shot by Ansel Adams of young women playing volleyball in a Japanese internment camp.
Soldiers. Is that one 12?
And this GAR march (Union veterans).
These mesmerizing girls are striking against child labor.
And these boys are carrying Easter flowers.
I’ve decided I want to pick out some famous people, like Harriet Tubman, because I think their silhouettes have a particular visual resonance for us, and I’d like to have maybe one well-known person in each piece.
And then I want a bunch of others of random people from different time periods and situations. But wow, it’s hard when so many are great.
I’ll leave you with this hilarious depiction of “how woman policeman would look making an arrest.” Just in case you couldn’t picture it.
Check out the feet. Weird, right? Clearly, you can’t let women do this because their feet might fall off.
On a more serious note, now in your mind you can picture “how woman would look winning the presidency.” Pointed toe optional.