No Place for a Lady: Intrepid Women Travelers Through the Centuries
October 2, 2013 – January 25, 2014
No Place for a Lady features the stories of more than two dozen women travelers from the 18th century to present day. Vintage posters, artifacts, and travelogues transport visitors to a time when society frowned upon independent, free-spirited women—revealing the courage it took to overcome these barriers.
Based on a book by Barbara Hodgson, the exhibit showcases the various achievements of these adventurous women. From renowned figures like Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern health care, to lesser-known travelers like Jane Dieulafoy, who obtained royal permission to don trousers while exploring Persia, the display pays homage to those who broke the mold and inspired future women through their intrepid lifestyles.
Vintage Travel Posters Reveal the Golden Age of Travel
At the turn of the 20th century, breakthroughs in transportation—by sea, air, and land—allowed people at last to discover the joy of traveling for its own sake. What that inspired was a Golden Age of Travel that lasted until the outbreak of World War II—and that lives on in vintage travel posters.Learn More
The Photography of Bradford Washburn, 1910-2007
This scene may have taken place years ago, but Bradford Washburn’s adventurous spirit continues to inspire us today. Explorer, photographer, mountaineer, and scholar, he enjoyed a career as an aerial landscape photographer that spanned six decades. His innovative photographic techniques are spectacular and bold; the resulting black-and-white pictures are breathtaking in their simplicity and elegance.Learn More
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