Introduction Author Virginia Woolf claimed in her essay A Room of One’s Own, “for most of history, anonymous was a woman”[i]. While colonial and post-colonial history predominately features the literature and accounts of the struggles of mankind little documentation exists on the accomplishments, adversities, and general lifestyles of women. Colonization by western European powers in
An unknown photographer in Mexico captured the photo above around 1897. There are three women in the still shot and one woman halfway cut out of the picture. Each woman is paired with a small child while cooking. Because there is one child per woman, one could assume that the women are teaching the children
The photo, “Lowana Women”, was taken by photographer William Johnson around 1855-1862 in Western India. The three women in the photo seem to be wearing very plain, traditional Indian outfits. The women are not in the middle of a bustling city with ornate clothing, which means the women are probably lower class or lower middle-class.