"Pioneer in the design of books, annual reports, and other printed material that relied on meticulous attention to the details of page composition, the elegance of simple type presentation, and the juxtaposition of elements on a page. His hallmarks were impeccably clear design, brilliant colors, smart typography, and an adherence to particular geometric foundations." via
"The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order."
"The women underwent the identical tests that the male candidates had undergone. In the end, 68% of the women passed with ‘no medical reservations’ compared to 56% of the men. The 13 females who passed were known as the Mercury 13. They were Bernice ‘Bea’ Steadman, Janey Hart, Geraldine ‘Jerri’ Sloan Truhill, Rhea Allison Woltman, Sarah Lee Gorelick Ratley, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Myrtle Cagle, Irene Leverton, Gene Nora Jessen, Jean Hixson, Wally Funk and Geraldyn ‘Jerrie’ Cobb…
Cobb had tested in the top 2% of all tested candidates, male and female.”
Amazing, I had never heard of this!
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Women daredevils of the early 19xx’s and their motorcycles, from the book The American Motorcycle Girls: 1900 to 1950 (GV1059.52 .S55 2009 Quarto).
Pictured from the top: Easter Walters, Margaret Gast, Doris Gray (and Barney Page), Marjorie Kemp & Kemp’s Motor Maniacs, Mickey Apple, Viola Pelaquin, Cookie Ayers Crum, Louise Scherbyn, Dottie Herbert, Cookie Ayers Crum.
I dream a lot about pits. Thanks Shawn Crystal for the peppy email! Back in work mode after a crazy con. So many drink. So many feelings. Love you all!