Why don’t women’s clothes have more pockets? Who are the female writers and artists my education forgot to include? How does a woman go about seizing control of her government? What was it like to be a female slave and how did the lucky ones escape? When did women get to put their own name on their credit cards? Is the life of a female spy as glamorous as Hollywood has led me to believe?
In short, what were the women doing all that time? I explore these and other questions in this thematic approach to women’s history.
10.8 Amalia Küssner, Portrait Painter (by Kathleen Langone from People Hidden in History)
Today I welcome guest podcaster, Kathleen Langone from the People Hidden in History podcast. Kathleen talks about one of her own distant relations: Amalia Küssner, who painted the portraits of the wealthy and famous during the Gilded Age and traveled across three continents to do it.
You can see Kathleen’s show at peoplehiddeninhistory.com or follow her on Twitter (@phihpod) or Instagram or LinkedIn.
I have personally appeared on her show twice: once to talk about Elizabeth Freeman, the 18th century slave who sued for her freedom and won, and once to talk about the experience of women in history podcasting.
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