West Berliners looking over a portion of the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. East German soldiers looking back, West Berlin, Germany, August 1961.
Don McCullin—Contact Press Images
Tin-glazed earthenware plate with a hard white glaze and central inscription in blue:
‘You & i are Earth’
Women Lead Uprisings and Movements During WWI.
Women’s protests for the right to vote became particularly militant in Britain. They included arson, widespread window breaking and attempts to storm both Parliament and Buckingham Palace. The shift to wartime patriotism in 1914, however, derailed the suffragette movement.
During World War I, women led large numbers of food riots in Germany, Russia, Italy and elsewhere. Women workers also led the way in strike-waves in Berlin and Paris. The German authorities reported that union leaders were doing ‘everything possible to prevent such disturbances and strikes over food provisions, but … it is the countless female workers who constantly agitate and stir things up.’ Women’s prominence in these struggles helped delegitimize the war, and the regimes that were fighting it, paving the way for the huge strike-waves and revolutions at the end of the war.
Women also led food riots in non-belligerent Japan and Spain. Women’s protests against high food prices spread across Spain in both 1913 and 1918. In Barcelona, in 1918, women used the slogan: ‘In the name of humanity, all women take to the streets!’. They organised repeated demonstrations and attacked shops, warehouses, government offices and music halls. Women also staged food riots during the Spanish Civil War. Temma Kaplan has theorised such uprisings as examples of ‘female consciousness’
Dolphin Club Swimmers, Madison, 1960.
It’s not entirely clear what these UW-Madison swimmers are up to (a co-ed synchronized swimming competition?), but they look to be dressed for a performance, with the men in collars and bow ties and the women in elbow-length gloves.
via: UW-Madison Archives by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections