The Globe Trotteresses

2020-09-15T11:31:36-06:00

Claiming the World As Victorian women began looking towards the larger world, they also demanded to be recognized in the arts and sciences. Traveling in the 1900s was a man’s pursuit and women were not admitted to the professional and academic organizations that funded travel expeditions. London’s prestigious Royal Geographical Society stated, “The professional female [...]

The Globe Trotteresses2020-09-15T11:31:36-06:00

A Lady Explorer, A Traveler in Skirts

2020-09-14T11:32:09-06:00

“A lady explorer? A traveler in skirts? The notion’s just a trifle too seraphic: Let them stay and mind the babies Or hem our ragged shirts; But they mustn’t, can’t and shan’t be geographic." Letter to the Royal Geographic Society, June 1893 Who was the Intrepid Woman Traveler? By the 19th century, a new class [...]

A Lady Explorer, A Traveler in Skirts2020-09-14T11:32:09-06:00
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