Helaine Victoria Press, co-founded in 1973 by Jocelyn Helaine Cohen and Nancy Victoria Taylor Poore, published women’s history postcards. The press ceased publishing in 1990.
During its seventeen year history, the press branched out into posters, note cards, and t-shirts, while maintaining postcards featuring photographs of women from history as its primary offering.
Women’s History from the Helaine Victoria Press Collection
My passion for knowing about women’s history prompted me to begin a publishing company and press devoted to researching and printing images and stories about unsung heroines. Helaine Victoria Press published mostly postcards for over 16 years. We not only focused on individuals, but movements as well. From women’s involvement in the Copper Mine strikes in Arizona, to the Trade Women’s Movement across the states, and the Civil Rights movement in the South. I loved the investigation of this untapped field, unearthing photos and putting together the stories that accompanied them. Or finding stories and searching for photos to follow. This is a smattering of our work. Hundreds more images abound. The printing press was moved to The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York.