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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 now resides at The Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York.

View an online catalog of Helaine Victoria Press postcards available for purchase.

quiltmap, colorful quilt with images of the 7 women listed below

Elsa Gidlow - a daring writer and outspoken Lesbian.

Phyllis Carter - storyteller and quilter.

Emma Tenayuca - labor organizer and Chicana activist in the 30s

Aleila Walker - prominent member of the Harlem Renaissance.

Jitterbug - taking a break at the defense plant.

Copper Mine Strike - women protesting poor working conditions.

Zora Neale Hurston - folklorist, writer, storyteller.

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