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33 Photos of Strong and Brave Women in History

Edited By: Shai Kuritzky
 Women have faced major disadvantages throughout the course of history. These brave ladies conquered all the obstacles and challenges set in front of them. Some of these courageous women helped to campaign for equal rights, worked as aviator mechanics, or defying authoritative figures to save lives.  Some changed the world with their deaths, but most did so with their lives.
 
These 33 photos of strong and strong women are not only fascinating but hopefully inspiring to all of us, women and men alike.
 

1) Photographer Margaret Bourke-White Atop the Chrysler Building. (1934)

33 strong women: Photographer Margaret Bourke-White Atop the Chrysler Building
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2) Sabiha Gökçen from Turkey, First Female Fighter Pilot. (1937)

33 strong women Sabiha Gökçen from Turkey, First Female Fighter Pilot.
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3) Anna Fisher Became the First Mother in Space. (Circa 1980's)

33 strong women Anna Fisher Became the First Mother in Space.
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4) A Female Mason Overlooking the City of Berlin. (Circa 1900)

33 strong women A Female Mason Overlooking the City of Berlin
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5) Women's League Roller Derby, New York. (1950)

33 strong women Women's League Roller Derby, New York. (1950)
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6) Strong Women Lifting Heavy Blocks of Ice. (1918)

33 strong women  Strong Women Lifting Heavy Blocks of Ice. (1918)
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7) Brave Parisian Women Shield Their Kids from German Sniper Fire. (1944)

brave women of history: Brave Parisian Women Shield Their Kids from German Sniper Fire. (1944)
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8) A Muslim Woman helps a Jewish Woman Avoid Prosecution by Covering Up her Star of David, Sarajevo. (1941)

33 strong women A Muslim Woman helps a Jewish Woman Avoid Prosecution by Covering Up her Star of David, Sarajevo. (1941)
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9) Komako Kimura, a Well-Respected Japanese Suffragist, Marches in New York. (October 23, 1917)

33 strong women Komako Kimura, a Well-Respected Japanese Suffragist, Marches in New York. (October 23, 1917)
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10) The First Female Basketball Team from Smith College. (1902)

33 strong women  The First Female Basketball Team from Smith College.  1902
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11) A Brave Female Samurai Warrior. (Circa Late 1800's)

33 strong women A Brave Female Samurai Warrior. (Circa Late 1800's)
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12) Elspeth Beard Attempted to Circumnavigate the World by Motorcycle. Her Journey Lasted 3 Years! (1980's)

33 strong women Elspeth Beard Attempted to Circumnavigate the World by Motorcycle. Her Journey Lasted 3 Years! (1980's)
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13) Female Boxers Duking it Out on a Rooftop in Los Angeles. (1933)

33 strong women Female Boxers Duking it Out on a Rooftop in Los Angeles. (1933)
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14) A Woman Sipping a Cup of Tea After the Devastation of the London Blitz. (1940)

33 strong women A Woman Sipping a Cup of Tea After the Devastation of the London Blitz. (1940)
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15) Winnie the Welder. (1943)

33 strong women Winnie the Welder (1943)
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16) Volunteer Firefighters at Pearl Harbor. (Circa 1941-1945)

33 strong women Volunteer Firefighters at Pearl Harbor. (Circa 1941-1945)
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17) The Ladies of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. (1973)

33 strong women The Ladies of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. (1973)
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18) Sarla Thakral was India's First Female Pilot at Only 21 Years of Age! (1936)

33 strong women The Ladies of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. (1973)
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19) Female Railroad Workers Gathering for Lunch. (1943)

33 strong women Female Railroad Workers Gathering for Lunch. (1943)
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20) The First Few Women Sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps. (1918)

33 strong women The First Few Women Sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps. (1918)
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21) Gertrude Ederle was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel. (1926)

33 strong women Gertrude Ederle First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel. (1926)
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22) Amelia Earhart Became the First Woman to Navigate Across the Atlantic Ocean. (1928)

33 strong women Amelia Earhart Became the First Woman to Navigate Across the Atlantic Ocean. (1928)
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23) Women's Home Defense Corps Training during the Battle of Britain. (1940)

33 strong women Women's Home Defence Corps Training during the Battle of Britain. (1940)
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24) Female Snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army. (May 4, 1945)

33 strong women Female Snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army. (May 4, 1945)
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25) A Protective L.A. Police Officer Looks After an Abandoned Baby, Who is Taking a Comfortable Nap Inside Her Desk Drawer! (1971)

33 strong women A Protective L.A. Police Officer Looks After an Abandoned Baby, Who is Taking a Comfortable Nap Inside Her Desk Drawer! (1971)
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26) Maud Wagner, the First Female Tattoo Artist in the U.S. (1907)

33 strong women Maud Wagner, the First Female Tattoo Artist in the U.S. (1907)
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27) Future Female Doctors of Afghanistan, Studying Medicine. (1962)

33 strong women Future Female Doctors of Afghanistan, Studying Medicine. (1962)
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28) A Concerned Mother Worrying About Her Children During the Infamous Dust Bowl. (1936)

33 strong women A Concerned Mother Worrying About Her Children During the Infamous Dust Bowl. (1936)
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29) Women's Liberation Coalition March in Detroit, Michigan. (1970)

33 strong women Women's Liberation Coalition March in Detroit, Michigan. (1970)
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30) American Nurses Arriving to Help Out. Normandy, France (1944)

33 strong Women American Nurses Arriving to Help Out. Normandy, France (1944)
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31) A Female Lockheed Engineer Fixing a P-38 Lightning. Burbank, California (1944)

33 strong women A Female Lockheed Engineer Fixing a P-38 Lightning. Burbank, California (1944)
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32) A Brave Suffrage Activist Protesting After "The Night of Terror." (1917)

33 strong women A female Suffrage Activist Protesting After "The Night of Terror." (1917)
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33) A Group of Female Pilots Exiting Their B-17, "Pistol Packin' Mama." (Circa 1941 - 1945)

33 strong women A Group of Female Pilots Exiting Their B-17, "Pistol Packin' Mama." (Circa 1941 - 1945)
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