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Sun May 16, 2021, 10:08 PM

In 1916, Florence Norman, a suffragette in London, used a motorised scooter known as a Autoped


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May 16, 2021
In 1916, Florence Norman, a suffragette in London, used a motorised scooter known as a Autoped #womsart



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Aida de Acosta, a Cuban-American, was the first woman to fly a powered aircraft by herself. In 1903, while in Paris with her mother, she caught her first glimpse of dirigibles. She proceeded to take 3 flight lessons, and took to the sky by herself.
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Reply In 1916, Florence Norman, a suffragette in London, used a motorised scooter known as a Autoped (Original post)
soothsayer May 16 OP
Celerity May 16 #1
electric_blue68 May 16 #2
Hekate May 17 #3
soothsayer May 17 #4
rgbecker May 17 #5

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Sun May 16, 2021, 10:31 PM

1. Autoped Girl by Everett Shinn, in Puck, 1916



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Sun May 16, 2021, 11:26 PM

2. Never knew about either! Thanks : )

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Mon May 17, 2021, 06:22 AM

3. Very cool! Love these stories about independent women...

Here’s a book I found at Gutenberg.org: The Woman and the Car, by Dorothy Levitt — 1909.

She explains everything a woman would need to know about how to operate and fix a car by herself when motoring alone through the English countryside. She also raced.








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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Mon May 17, 2021, 06:42 AM

4. Cool!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 08:19 AM

5. On the other hand, there was my Grandmother.

Born 1891, died 1984. Never learned to drive. Never took work outside of home. Raised 6 kids. My grandfather made $295/mo in the 50s right before retiring from his 50 years of teaching school. I never heard my grandmother say one thing about politics, ever.

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