Early America

Abigail Smith Adams: Women’s Rights Proponent and First Lady

Abigail Adams: A Legacy of Resilience

Elizabeth Checkley Adams – First Wife of Samuel Adams, “Father of the Revolution” and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Harriet C. Adams – American Explorer and Lecturer

Maude Adams – American Actress

Jane Addams – American Sociologist

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz – American Teacher and Writer

Zoe Akins – American Dramatist

Louisa May Alcott – American Writer

Mary C. Ames – American Author

Mary Anderson – American Actress

E.L. Ashford – American Musician and Composer

Gertrude Atherton – American Novelist

Mary H. Austin – American Author and Dramatist

Sarah Franklin Bache – A.D. 1744 – 1808

Albion F. Bacon – American Reformer

Katherine Isabel Barrows – American Editor and Penologist

Ethel Barrymore – American Actress

Florence Bascom – American Geologist

Clara Barton – Great Leader in the Red Cross Movement

Amy M.C. Beach – American Composer and Pianist

Cecilia Beaux – American Painter

Catherine Beecher – Pioneer in the Movement for the Higher Education of Women in the U.S.

Elizabeth Blackwell – The First Woman Who Ever Obtained a Medical Diploma in the U.S.

Cora Beach Benton – Civil War Wife

Mary Louise Booth – American Journalist and Translator

Belle Boyd – A Woman of Principal

Molly Brant – Mohawk Loyalist

Frances E. H. Burnett – American Author

Annie Jump Cannon – American Astronomer

Annie Louise Cary – American Contralto

Mary Cassatt – American Figure and Portrait Painter

Carrie Chapman Catt – American Lecturer and Woman Suffrage Leader

Sarah Hatfield Clark – Wife of Abraham Clark, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Fanny Crosby – Blind American Hymn Writer

Alice Brown – American Novelist and Dramatist

Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts – English Philanthropist

Katharine J. Bush – American Zoologist

Louise H. K. Cox – American Painter

Charlotte Saunders Cushman – American Actress

Pauline Cushman – Civil War Spy

Varina Anne Davis – Daughter of the Confederacy

Margaret W. Deland – American Novelist

Elsie De Wolfe – American Actress and Decorator

Emily Dickinson – American Poet

Dorothea Lynde Dix – American Philanthropist

Grace Hoadley Dodge – American Philanthropist

Mary E. M. Dodge – American Editor, Author and Poet

Sarah P. H. Doremus – American Philanthropist

Isadora Duncan – American Dancer and Teacher

Alice Morse Earle – American Writer on Colonial History

Abigail Carey Ellery, Second Wife of William Ellery – Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Ann Remington Ellery – Wife of William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Geraldine Farrar – American Dramatic Soprano

Margaret C. Ferguson – American Botanist

Fanny Fern (Mrs. Parton) – American Authoress and Journalist

Minnie Maddern Fiske – American Actress

Alice C. Fletcher – American Ethnologist

Hannah Jones Floyd – Wife of William Lloyd, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Margaret Fuller – American Critic and Essayist

Mary E. Garrett – American Philanthropist

Emily Geiger – Teenage Revolutionary War Heroine

Ann Thompson Gerry – Wife of Elbridge Gerry – Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Abigail Gibbons – American Philanthropist

Charlotte P. Gilman – American Speaker and Writer on Social and Economic Subjects

Ellen Glasgow – American Novelist

Susan Glaspell – American Novelist

Helen M. Gould – American Philanthropist

Sarah Josepha Hale – American Editor and Author

Nancy Hanks – Mother of Abraham Lincoln

Marion Harland – American Novelist and Journalist

Deborah Scudder Hart – Wife of John Hart, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Phoebe A. Hearst – American Philanthropist

Jenny Hodgers – Civil War Soldier

Winifred Holt – American Sculptor and Philanthropist

Anne Smith Hopkins – Wife of Stephen Hopkins, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Sarah Scott Hopkins – Wife of Stephen Hopkins – Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Ann Borden Hopkinson – Wife of Francis Hopkinson, Lawyer and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Harriet Hosmer – American Sculpter

Vinnie Ream Hoxie – American Sculptor

Martha Devotion Huntington – Wife of Samuel Huntington, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Anna Vaughn Hyatt – American Sculptor

Rachel Jackson – First Lady

Mary Putnam Jacobi – American Physician

Sarah Orne Jewett – American Novelist and Writer

Mary Johnston – American Novelist

Dora Keen – American Traveler, Mountain Climber and Writer

Helen Keller – American Writer and Lecturer

Clara Louise Kellogg – American Singer

Martha G. Kimball – American Philanthropist and War Nurse

Theo A.R. Kitson – American Sculptor

Martha J. R. Lamb – American Historian

Lucy Larcom – American Poet

Julia C. Lathrop – American Humanitarian and Social Worker

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop – American Poet and Philanthropist

Mrs. Frank Leslie – American Publisher

Edmonia Lewis – American Sculptor

Elizabeth Annesley Lewis – Wife of Francis Lewis, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Christina Ten Broeck Livingston – Wife of Phillip Linvingston, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Mary F. Low – American Painter

Evelyn B. Longman – American Sculptor

Amy Lowell – American Poet and Critic

Clemence S. Lozier – American Physician

Mary Lyon – American Teacher

Josephine Shaw Lowell – American Philanthropist and Social Worker

Anita Newcomb McGee – American Physician and Army Nurse

Dolley Madison – American Icon

Helen Marot – American Labor Leader

Elizabeth Storrs Mead – First President of Mount Holyoke College

Annie Nathan Meyer – American Author and Promoter of the Higher Education of Women

Annie Jenness Miller – American Dress Reformer, Author and Lecturer

Maria Mitchell – American Astronomer

Anne Morgan – American Philanthropist

Mary Walton Morris – Wife of Lewis Morris, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Mary White Morris – Wife of Robert Morris, The Great Financier of the Revolutionary War and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Rebecca Motte – Ardent Patriot

Lillian Nordica – American Soprano

Mrs. Zelia Nuttall – American Archaeologist

Violet Oakley – American Illustrator and Designer

Susan M. Osborne – American Philanthropist

Alice Freeman Palmer – American Educator

Sally Cobb Paine – Wife of Robert Treat Paine, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Cynthia Ann Parker – Comanche Captive

Maria Parloa – American Domestic Economist and Author

Annie Smith Peck – American Mountain Climber

Josephine Preston Peabody – American Poet and Dramatist

Mary Young Pickersgill – Maker of the “Star Spangled Banner”

Mary Pickford – American Motion Picture Actress

Pilgrim Women

Molly Pitcher – Revolutionary War Hero

Pocahontas – Indian Heroine of Colonial Times

Maud Powell – American Violinist

Ann Preston – American Physician and Educator

Frances F. Cleveland Preston – Wife of Grover Cleveland

Emily J. Putnam – American Author and Educator

M.G. Van Rensselaer – American Author

Agnes Repplier – American Essayist and Critic

Ellen H. Richards – American Sanitary Chemist, Educator and Author

Amélie Rives – American Author

Betsy Ross – Maker of America’s First Flag

Lillian Russell – American Actress

Florence Rena Sabin – American Anatomist and Professor of Histology

Sacajawea – Shoshone Woman

Deborah Sampson – A Soldier of the Revolution

Margaret Sanger – American Author and Lecturer

Margaret E. Sangster – American Author and Editor

Mrs. Russell Sage – American Philanthropist

Janet Scudder – American Sculptor

Louisa Lee Schuyler – American Philanthropic Social Worker

Mary Shaw – American Actress, Lecturer and Woman Suffrage Leader

Elizabeth Hartwell Sherman – First Wife of Roger Sherman, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Rebecca Prescott Sherman – Second Wife of Roger Sherman, The Patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Lydia H. Sigourney – American Writer of Prose and Poetry

Sophia Smith – America Philanthropist and Founder of Smith College

Jessie Willcox Smith – American Illustrator and Painter

Mrs. James Speyer – American Philanthropist

Jane L. Stanford – American Philanthropist

Carrie Adell Strahorn

Annis Boudinot Stockton – Wife of Richard Stockton, Lawyer and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Daring Doctor Sofie By Cynthia Sterling

Miss Bessie Stevens – Just A Country Schoolteacher

Cora Wilson Stewart – American Educator and Reformer

Gene Stratton-Porter – American Author and Ornithologist

Celia Thaxter – American Poet

Martha Carey Thomas – American Educator

Sarah Elizabeth Thompson – Tennessee Widow and Spy

Sara Teasdale – American Poet

Bessie Potter Vonnoh – American Sculptor

Ella Flagg Young – American Educator

Lillian D. Wald – American Social Worker

Dr. Mary Walker – American Surgeon, Pioneer in Feminine Dress Reform and Woman Suffrage

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward – American Philanthropist and Author

Martha Washington – Wife of the First President of the United States

Mary E. Wilkins – American Novelist

Jane Wilkinson Long – Mother of Texas

Emma Hart Willard – Leader in the American Movement for the Higher Education of Women

Mary Trumbull Williams – Wife of William Williams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Susannah Winslow – Sailed to America on the Mayflower

Elizabeth Montgomery Witherspoon – Wife of Rev. John Witherspoon, D.D., President of Princeton College and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Anne H. Wharton – American Writer

Edith Wharton – American Novelist

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – American Sculptor

Laura Collins Wolcott – Wife of Oliver Wolcott, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Catherine L. Wolfe – American Philanthropist

Mary Emma Woolley – American Educator

Fanny B. Workman – American Mountain-Climber and Explorer

Mabel Osgood Wright – American Nature Writer and Novelist