08 March 2022

Celebrating International Women's Day

Good Housekeeping, Norman Rockwell, 1942

The Jury Holdout, 1959
By Norman Rockwell

This Norman Rockwell work was the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 14 February 1959. 
Rockwell might have gotten the idea for his February 14, 1959, cover from a movie released two years earlier. 
In 12 Angry Men, Henry Fonda played a dissenting juror who eventually persuaded the other 11 men on a jury to vote with him. As in the movie, this deliberation has taken hours, indicated by the crumpled ballots on the floor and the cloud of smoke overhead. 
What made this cover more than just a reprise of the movie is that Rockwell’s holdout is a strong-minded woman, holding fast to her principles, at a time when women jurors were still a rarity in some states, and not permitted in some others.
(Text taken form here.)
Inspiring Women from Austria

Self-Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943
Frida Kahlo

By Elga Fernández Lamas

Postcards sent by Bryon (the USA), Heleen (the Netherlands) and Josep (PC).


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