Alexandrine Tinne (1835 – 1869) daughter of a Dutch merchant, was an explorer in Africa and the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara. She became an excellent photographer. Her work can be seen at the Haags Gemeentearchief (Municipal Archive of The Hague).
Alexandrine Petronella Francina Tinne (alternative spellings: Pieternella, Françoise, Tinné) (17 October 1835 – 1 August 1869) was a Dutch explorer in Africa and the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara.
Grietje en Jan van Volendam, 1940-1946 Twee kinderen poseren in dracht. Op de achtergrond het Braakje en het Doolhof, waar een aantal kippenhokken staan. Het meisje draagt een jurkje met daarover het 'lijfbontje' (soort schortje). Deze combinatie word gedragen tot het vierde levensjaar. Volendam ...
Jannetje Johanna (Jo) Schaft (16 September 1920 – 17 April 1945) was a Dutch communist resistance fighter during World War II. She became known as the girl with the red hair (in Dutch Het meisje met het rode haar, also the title of a book and film about her). Her secret name in the resistance movement was Hannie.
Lady Florence Baker - Florence Szasz was kidnapped after the Hungarian revolution and sold to be raised for the harem. At age 14 (in 1859) she waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. One of the assembled man, Samuel Baker (a wealthy English adventurer), was moved by compassion and helped her escape. They would wed and together they confronted disease, starvation, and hostile tribesman, surviving the cruel ravages of beasts and nature to unravel the mysteries of Africa.
The Dutch Golden Age, the 16th and 17th centuries, was a time when people went to apparently ridiculous lengths to show off their wealth. What was a simple collar became not just a ruff, but a super-duper ruff. This woman’s husband must have been a very successful merchant.
Gertrude Bell, CBE (14 July 1868–12 July 1926), English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her extensive travels in the Near and Middle East. With T. E. Lawrence, Bell helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in what are today Jordan and Iraq. She was highly esteemed and trusted by British officials and given an immense amount of power for a woman at the time.