Physician-Surgeon, Abolitionist, Women's Rights & Health Advocate, Teacher & Lecturer, Writer, Prisoner-of-War Survivor, Suspected Union spy, Suspected Confederate spy (because of crossing the lines to help civilians-so add Humanitarian),Prohibitionist,Trustee of Woman's Prison, Trustee of Children's Orphanage, Divorcee and Cross-dresser...and last, but not least, US Congressional Medal of Honor winner!
What an interesting life,eh?
Check out this short LINK on Wikepedia!
An Incredible Journey this week / someone who Inspires you next!
PSE 2 / 24 Layers plus 3 for Writing
Public Domain Photos from the Library of Congress Archives (LOC)/The archives of the JFK Library/Public Information Network Group ( pingnews.com)/ & Wikepedia Commons
The back-ground is a Freebie from Zen Textures, and the wee mirror from AntiqueClip-art.com
Left of the good doctor is her pre and Civil War/Turn-of-the-last-century life...
Coming 'round her starting at the centre are groups of Women, Teens and girls her fighting spirit and advocacy surely changed the future for :
- Socialists in the white shirts
- Washington, DC Area Black Women's Basketball Team & 1902 class of Smith College Basketball players
- Striking Jewish Teens from NYC Garment District
- 2 NYC Immigrant little girls playing at being "On Stage"
- Women's Team of Surveyors and Engineers/ Federal Government Employees
- 2 women frolicking in bathing suits-oh,my!-on a public beach!
Dr. Mary imagined as a child is on the left, and in reality as an old woman near the end of her life on the right/ The small frame has a picture of her wearing her Medal of Honour, as shown also on her in her central portrait.
Her Medal Of Honor
This was the absolutely proudest possession in Mary's life, and hard won.
Congress actually changed the laws for getting it, and tried to get it back from her and 900+ others 2 years before she died.
She absolutely refused, and sticking to her guns as usual, wore it proudly every day until the day she died.
President Jimmy Carter re-instated it to her in 1977.
Think you can figure out why she's inspiring.
My own personal " Blog Philosophy" sidebar, and it's accompanying banners you can feel free to click - way down left yonder- is now headed by a picture of the good Dr.Mary