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1800 Black Cherokee Princess

1800 Black Cherokee Princess

old friends sat on the park bench like bookends.

old friends sat on the park bench like bookends.

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.

The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.

A FEMALE Samurai Warrior (c. late 1800s) | 20 Badass Women Who Destroyed Stereotypes and Inspired Future Generations

A FEMALE Samurai Warrior (c. late 1800s) | 20 Badass Women Who Destroyed Stereotypes and Inspired Future Generations

Nias warrior. Sumatra, Indonesia

Nias warrior. Sumatra, Indonesia

Two Balinese woman and a man. Date and photographer unknown.

Two Balinese woman and a man. Date and photographer unknown.

No photos exist that show the atrocious conditions in the concentration camps for Dutch women and children on Java under the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during WWII.  These Sept 20, 1945 photos of Camp Banjoebiroe 10 in Central Java were taken 5 weeks after the end of WWII by Lady Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia.

No photos exist that show the atrocious conditions in the concentration camps for Dutch women and children on Java under the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during WWII. These Sept 20, 1945 photos of Camp Banjoebiroe 10 in Central Java were taken 5 weeks after the end of WWII by Lady Mountbatten, wife of Lord Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of South-East Asia.

Batavia, 1926-1929

Batavia, 1926-1929

a Nyonya Besar and her Babu (helper)

a Nyonya Besar and her Babu (helper)

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van Ida Bagoes Soeria punggawa van Boeboenan TMnr 10024101.jpg

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van Ida Bagoes Soeria punggawa van Boeboenan TMnr 10024101.jpg

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