The Early Modern Commons

17th-century American Women

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17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

20 February 2018

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677). We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the portrait prints of women...

Women in 17C Virginia

19 February 2018

This is the Virginia of the Native Americans, that British American colonial women would have found in the early years of the 1600s.  Hand-colored illustration of...

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

18 February 2018

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677). We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the portrait prints of women...

1656 John Hammond's Defense of Servitude for Women in Virginia

17 February 2018

19C Depiction of Females Arriving In Jamestown, Virginia's Indentured ServantsSource: John Hammond. Leah and Rachel, or, The Two Fruitful Sisters Virginia and Maryland: Their Present...