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1739 Tales about Older Women & Scoundrels in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette

In the 18C American colonies, unmarried woman & widows could accumulate money & property in their names; but as soon as they married, all of their assets became the property of their husbands. 1739 Attributed to Pieter Vanderlyn (American colonial...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Apr 2020

1755 American Mother & Child

1755 Unknown Artist Mother and Child.
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Apr 2020

10-Year-Old Nova Scotia Girl Learning about Proper Tea Ettiquite at Finishing School in Early America

Anna Green Winslow (1759-1779) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Joshua Winslow & his wife Anna Green. In 1770, at the age of 10, she was sent south to a finishing school in Boston, where she lived with her aunt & uncle, Sarah...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Apr 2020

1753 American Mother & Child

1753-54 John Wollaston (fl 1736-1767). Mrs Daniel Carroll II (1731-1763) & Daniel Carroll 1752-1790.
From: 18th-century American Women on 1 Apr 2020

Lady Washington - Martha 1731-18

1771-81 Lady Washington Attributed to Samuel Blyth (English, 1744-1795)As some of the British referred to her, Lady Washington - Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was born at Chestnut Grove in New Kent County, Virginia, June 2, 1731. Her father,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 31 Mar 2020

18th-Century American Mothers & Their Children 1750-1800

1753-54 John Wollaston (fl 1736-1767). Mrs Daniel Carroll II (1731-1763) & Daniel Carroll 1752-1790.1755 Unknown Artist Mother and Child.1757 John Hesselius Mrs Matthew Tiglman Anna Lloyd & dau Anna Maria (Mrs. Matthew Tiglman.)1757 John Singleton...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Aug 2013

Ideas on Civility for Congress - Publisher’s wife, Margaret Bayard Smith had not met Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson by Thaddeus KosciuszkoI abhor the lack of civility in our recent political activities. I remember that Thomas Jefferson was concerned about decorum and process in our Congress, most especially the Senate, over which he presided as Vice...
From: 18th-century American Women on 29 Mar 2020

Portrait of 18C American Woman by a Garden Fountain

;1763 John Singleton Copley (Colonial American artist, 1738-1815). Mary Turner (Mrs. Daniel Sargent).By the 18C in colonial America, artists sometimes portrayed women & girls, often the eligible daughters of the patrons commissioning the portraits,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Mar 2020

The Art of Cookery with "frugal elegance" by Hanna Glassie 1708-1779

Elizabeth Hickman (d.1784), CookThe first American edition of The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse was published in Alexandria, Virginia in 1805. The English edition of the cookbook had been available in the colonies for decades.  The book was popular...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Mar 2020

18C American Women & Children

1726 John Watson (1685-1768). Thysje (Mrs James Henderson) with Margaret, Tessie and James II.1729 John Smibert (1688-1751). Mrs Francis Brinley & son Francis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Deborah Lyde, Mrs. Francis Brinley...
From: 18th-century American Women on 26 Mar 2020

Slave Trader Muslim Ayuba Suleiman Diallo 1701-1773 - Stolen from Africa sent to Maryland to England & back to his wives & children in Africa

Portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, (1701-1773) by William Hoare (English artist, 1707-1792)  Ayuba Suleiman Diallo [Job Ben Solomon] (c.1701–1773), Muslim cleric & slave, was born about 1701 in Bundu, west Africa, the son of a prominent...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Mar 2020

1752 Portrait of a New York Girl by an Unknown Artist

Catherina Elmendorf 1752 Artist UnknownThe Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Catherina Elmendorf (b. 1747) was a daughter of Petrus Edmundus Elmendorf (1715–1765) & Mary Crooke (b. 1721) of Kingston, New York. The artist, who remains...
From: 18th-century American Women on 24 Mar 2020

Louisiana 18C - Race determined the Woma's place in the Social Hierarchy & even mandated Headwear

The tignon was the mandatory headwear for Creole women in Louisiana during the Spanish colonial period, and the style was adopted throughout the Caribbean island communities as well. This headdress was required by Louisiana laws in 1785. Called the...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Mar 2020

18C American Women - Henrietta Johnston 1674-1729

1711 Henrietta Johnston (1674-1729) Henriette Charlotte de Chastaigner (Mrs Nathaniel Broughton) Early in the 18C, many of the portraits of Southern colonial gentle ladies were done by Henrietta Johnston (1675-1729). She was the first identified pastelist...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Mar 2020

1700s American Women with books

.1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751) Sarah Middlecroft (Mrs Louis Boucher)During the 18th-century, more and more women learned to read.  I am not sure that all of these women could actually read, but I suspect that they could.1731...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Sep 2013

Reading - 18C American Woman with a Book

1750 Joseph Badger (American colonial era artist, 1708-1765) Mrs. William Foye Elizabeth Campbell with Books on the Windowsil behind her
From: 18th-century American Women on 19 Mar 2020

Portraits by the only known enslaved painter in colonial British America

Prince Demah Barnes 1773 William Duguid, Boston, Massachusetts. Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that William Duguid, a Scottish immigrant textile importer based in Boston, is the subject of this engaging portrait....
From: 18th-century American Women on 18 Mar 2020

Reading - 18C American Woman & Grandchildren with a Book

1783 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) The Artist's Mother, Mrs. Charles Peale, and Her Grandchildren
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Mar 2020

November & December, 1765 - America Unites Against The Stamp Act - Taxation without Representation

Defense of the American colonies in the French and Indian War (1754-63) and Pontiac's Rebellion (1763-64) were costly affairs for Great Britain, and Prime Minister George Grenville hoped to recover some of these costs by taxing the colonists. On February...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Mar 2020

Reading - 18C American Woman & Girls with a Book

1788 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Robert Gilmore with Jane and Elizabeth
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 Mar 2020

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