8 Female Hipsters of Missouri History
Though hipster is a modern term, independent, out-of-the-box thinkers have been defying norms for ages, and that’s especially true of women. Might they be the original hipsters? These ladies—dressing how they want, working where they want—make a pretty solid argument for yes.
Break time or quittin' time for these ladies? Many women felt liberated and empowered by working in factories to help the war effort and provide for their children.
Gondola Girl, the only name by which we know her, provided revelers at the 1904 World’s Fair with an elegant means of transportation.
Anything you can do, she can do better: Minnie Walden-Starke won first prize in her class as Best Appearing Wheel Woman. And she did it without a Livestrong bracelet.
Maybe think twice before telling this woman to head to the kitchen.
Hey, elbows off the table! When it comes to dining etiquette here, who taught whom?
Although meant to be satirical, this photo, titled The New Woman, speaks to the fight for women’s equality. Here's hoping she sat in that chair reading for the rest of the day!
This crew knew how to throw a sleepover! The kids in the front are questionable though.
Watch out, boys, she's comin’ in hot!
—Anna Edwards, Communications Intern