Mugshots from the 1920s: When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugeni Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared.
Katharine Dexter McCormick is a name that every woman today should know, because your life would probably be very different today if it wasn’t for her. Katharine funded what The New York Times called the “most sweeping sociomedical revolution in history. . . [whose] impact on the United States and other nations [is] almost too vast to analyze.” She was responsible for funding the research that discovered the birth control pill.
Dead set legend: Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 - February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is one of only eight civilians, and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
Mrs Elizabeth (Johnstone) Hall, Newhaven fishwife Robert Adamson, David Octavius Hill 1843 - 1846 Accession no. PGP HA 301 Medium Calotype print Size 19.40 x 14.80 cm National Galleries of Scotland You can read more about this pioneer of photography here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Octavius_Hill