Thanksgiving Day at Fort Pulaski (1862)

While the loyal citizens of the North were eating their turkeys, our gallant soldiers in the South were also celebrating their Thanksgiving. We illustrate the amusements indulged in at Fort Pulaski, premising, however, that in South Carolina, where our flag waved, the...
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Our Reasons for Desiring to Vote (1880)

Women's Reasons for Desiring to Vote National Citizen and Ballot Box – July 1880 The work of reading these thousands of postals and letters and selecting from among them for publication, has required the labor of two persons over two weeks, and a portion of this time...
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Free Trade

If I had a time machine, the very first thing I would do is collect Elizabeth Cady Stanton and bring her to 2016 and beg her to talk about the presidential election. Stanton spent her entire adult life fighting for the rights of women both in the home and in...
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Fairies on Bullets Save Lives

In a letter to his six-year-old niece, a British soldier describes the fairies who ride on the bullets and direct them so as to save the lives of many.
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Prisoners-of-War in Andersonville and Florence

This is an excerpt from Chapter XVIII: Prisoners-of-War in Salisbury, Andersonville, Florence, and Belle Isle that can be found in The History of the Ninth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion by Edward O. Lord, A. M. Republican Press...
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Tears: In which silent picture actresses tell us how they weep

This behind the scenes story on how silent picture actresses produce tears on cue by Gordon Gassaway appeared in PhotoPlay magazine in September of 1915. Ever since a certain famous director filmed a certain famous star with real tears coursing down her cheeks and...
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How Not to Hire a Prostitute

This ran in Chicago's Day Book on January 17, 1916. Fine work there officers! DAILY NEWS AD LEADS TO POLICE RAID Police Official Suspicious of "Position for Woman" Ad. Another proof that (Chicago) Daily News want ads are fine tools in crooked hands is contained in a...
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Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.

Helen Keller

Author, political activist, lecturer

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

Andrew Jackson

President, USA

Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's rights activist, abolitionist

Do not allow the Church or State to govern your thought or dictate your judgment.

Matilda Joslyn Gage

Abolitionist, freethinker, author