Clio Visualizing History


Image Credits: Body and Health

Women’s Bodies

Painting of Catherine Brass Yates by Gilbert Stuart, 1794.
Corset advertisement, 1900s. Public domain.
George Grantham Bain collection, Library of Congress. Circa 1920. No known restrictions.
Painting of the Three Graces by Peter Paul Rubens, 1636.
Miss Earth competition, 2007. Photo by Paul Chin. Creative Commons license.
© Freda Leinwand, 1979. The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
© Bettye Lane, 1974.
© Freda Leinwand, 1980. The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Yanker Poster Collection, Library of Congress.
Yanker Poster Collection, Library of Congress.

The Women’s Health Movement

© Bettye Lane, 1976.
Helen Rodriguez-Trias. U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Public domain.
First Lady Betty Ford and President Gerald Ford at Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1974. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. Public domain.
Poster by ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), 1987. Public domain.
Audre Lorde, 1980. Photo by K. Kendall. Creative Commons license.
Illustration of woman after mastectomy. National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public domain.
Midwife assists a woman in labor. Photo by Eric Peacock. Creative Commons license.
Vermont Woman newspaper, May 2004. Used with permission.
Photo by Bill Branson. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Public domain.

Changing Sexual Attitudes and Options

Ellen Key, 1897. Public domain.
Margaret Sanger, 1922. Library of Congress. Public domain.
Mirena IntraUterine System. Public domain.

Expanding Gender Identities: The LGBTQ Rainbow

Washington DC Gay Pride Parade, 2012. Photo by Tim Evanson. Creative Commons license.
Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.
Yanker Poster Collection, Library of Congress.
San Francisco Pride, 2004. Photo by Pretzelpaws. Creative Commons license.
Artwork by Ikari Keiji. Creative Commons license.

Sporting Bodies

© Bettye Lane, 1974.
2005 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Photo by DC John. Creative Commons license.
© Bettye Lane, 1979.
Karima Christmas, WNBA, 2011. Photo by Keith Allison. Creative Commons license.
Soccer teams, Old Dominion University vs. William & Mary, 2013. Photo by Mobilus in Mobili. Cropped. Creative Commons license.
Lori Dupuis and Jayna Hefford, CWHL, 2009. Photo by Krista Windsor. Creative Commons license.
Mary Jo Kane, Tucker Center for Women and Girls in Sport, University of Minnesota. Used with permission.
Original artwork by Bob Selby for Clio Visualizing History, Inc.

Debating Reproductive Rights

© Freda Leinwand, 1977. The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
© Bettye Lane, 1972.
Sarah Weddington, 1978. National Archives and Records Administration. Public domain.
Memorial at pro-choice rally in Washington DC, 1989. Photo by Carol Moore. Creative Commons license.
March for Life in Knoxville, Tennessee, 2013. Photo by Brian Stansberry. Creative Commons license.
Number of abortion restrictions, per state, in 2013. Data source: The Guttmacher Institute. Map graphic by Ana Grahovac.
Excerpt from ACLU advertisement in Vermont Woman newspaper, 1989.
March for Women’s Lives, Washington DC, 2004. Photo by Patty Mooney. Creative Commons license.

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1971 The Click! Moment

The idea of the “Click! moment” was coined by Jane O’Reilly. “The women in the group looked at her, looked at each other, and ... click! A moment of truth. The shock of recognition. Instant sisterhood... Those clicks are coming faster and faster. They were nearly audible last summer, which was a very angry summer for American women. Not redneck-angry from screaming because we are so frustrated and unfulfilled-angry, but clicking-things-into-place-angry, because we have suddenly and shockingly perceived the basic disorder in what has been believed to be the natural order of things.” Article, “The Housewife's Moment of Truth,” published in the first issue of Ms. Magazine and in New York Magazine. Republished in The Girl I Left Behind, by Jane O'Reilly (Macmillan, 1980). Jane O'Reilly papers, Schlesinger Library.