"Woman's Work"

In June, 2008, the Smithsonian was the 4th institution to join the Flickr Commons . One of the things I enjoy most as a visitor to the Commons is searching on a random word or phrase and seeing how that idea is represented.

Six members of the Commons posted photos and tagged with ‘womensday’ in honor of the 2009 International Women's Day. I searched on ‘work’ and other related words and came up with this snapshot of women working across the world.

Try your own search across the Commons and share your favorite here.


Arrestatie Emmeline Pankhurst / Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested, The Nationaal Archief
Coeds with Hoes, Oregon State University Libraries
Dottie Schroeder, catcher, shouting play ball behind mask, State Archives of Florida
Cowgirl, George Eastman House
Mary N. Crawford, shown sitting next to blackboard, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a


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