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Businesswomen Collection

"Empowering Businesswomen: A Glimpse into History and Progress" In the 1870s, Hinman B. Hurlbut captured the essence through his mesmerizing oil painting

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, c.1675-80 (oil on canvas)

The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, c.1675-80 (oil on canvas)
7443829 The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, c.1675-80 (oil on canvas) by Berckheyde, Job (1630-93); Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; (add.info.: By Job Berckheyde)

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Jacques Coeur, french merchant, banker and shipowner. 1865 (engraving)

Jacques Coeur, french merchant, banker and shipowner. 1865 (engraving)
6947903 Jacques Coeur, french merchant, banker and shipowner. 1865 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jacques Coeur (1395-1456), french merchant

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Hinman B. Hurlbut, 1870s (oil on canvas)

Hinman B. Hurlbut, 1870s (oil on canvas)
XOS5885374 Hinman B. Hurlbut, 1870s (oil on canvas) by Witt, John Henry (1840-1901) ; 97.8x76.9 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: by John Witt)

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: John Pierpont Morgan with his Son and Daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation

John Pierpont Morgan with his Son and Daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation, 1912 (b/w photo))
7075912 John Pierpont Morgan with his Son and Daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation, 1912 (b/w photo)) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Statue of George Peabody, 1869 (bronze)

Statue of George Peabody, 1869 (bronze)
7146945 Statue of George Peabody, 1869 (bronze) by Story, William Wetmore (1819-95); (add.info.: Statue of George Peabody (1795-1869) near the Royal Exchange in the City of London

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: John Pierpont Morgan with his son and daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation (sepia photo)

John Pierpont Morgan with his son and daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation (sepia photo)
STC306496 John Pierpont Morgan with his son and daughter attending the Money Trust Investigation (sepia photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1915-17 (b/w photo)

John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1915-17 (b/w photo)
7302074 John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1915-17 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Harris & Ewing (1905-45))

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1917 (b/w photo)

John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1917 (b/w photo)
7302075 John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), 1917 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Harris & Ewing (1905-45))

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Mrs. Potter Palmer, 1893 (oil on canvas)

Mrs. Potter Palmer, 1893 (oil on canvas)
2970081 Mrs. Potter Palmer, 1893 (oil on canvas) by Zorn, Anders Leonard (1860-1920); 258x141.2 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: Bertha Palmer (May 22, 1849 - May 5, 1918)

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Womens Fashion, smart frocks for businesswomen Womens Fashion

Womens Fashion, smart frocks for businesswomen Womens Fashion
Womens Fashion, smart frocks for businesswomen. 1926

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Two Women Wearing Suits

Two Women Wearing Suits

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Woman Typing at a Desk

Woman Typing at a Desk

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Man Asleep on a Desk

Man Asleep on a Desk

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Woman Sitting at Desk Talking on Phone

Woman Sitting at Desk Talking on Phone

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Card Room - The A. W. A. Clubhouse

Card Room - The A. W. A. Clubhouse
Card Room - The A.W.A. (American Womans Association) Clubhouse - described as: " an organisation of 5000 professional and business women. The A.W.A

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: The Hope Club for women, 1904

The Hope Club for women, 1904
A convivial scene in the dining-room of the Hope Club for women members only. Situated in Devonshire Terrace, it catered to ladies in business and provided a writing-room

Background imageBusinesswomen Collection: Two Business Women

Two Business Women
United States: c. 1961. Two business women dressed in the very latest styles


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"Empowering Businesswomen: A Glimpse into History and Progress" In the 1870s, Hinman B. Hurlbut captured the essence through his mesmerizing oil painting. The artwork portrays their determination and resilience in a rapidly changing world. Fast forward to 1912, where John Pierpont Morgan attended the Money Trust Investigation alongside his son and daughter. This black-and-white photo symbolizes how even influential men recognized the importance of women's involvement in business affairs. The bronze statue of George Peabody erected in 1869 stands as a tribute to all those who paved the way for future generations of businesswomen. It serves as a reminder that progress is built upon the foundations laid by trailblazers. John Davison Rockefeller Jr. , depicted in various black-and-white photos from 1915-17, exemplifies both wealth and philanthropy. His support for women's participation in business showcases an evolving mindset during that era. Mrs. Potter Palmer, immortalized on canvas by an artist in 1893, epitomizes elegance combined with entrepreneurial spirit. Her portrait captures her unwavering dedication to breaking barriers within society. Womens fashion also played a significant role in empowering businesswomen throughout history. Smart frocks designed specifically for them showcased their professionalism while embracing their femininity. Two women wearing suits boldly challenge gender norms, showcasing their readiness to conquer any corporate arena they enter. Their attire becomes a statement of equality and ambition. A woman typing at her desk signifies progress made through technological advancements that have opened doors for countless female professionals worldwide. She embodies efficiency and productivity while shattering stereotypes about traditional roles. Meanwhile, a man asleep on his desk represents outdated notions of male dominance within workplaces – now being challenged by strong-willed women who refuse to be confined by societal expectations alone.