New Jersey Women's History



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Material Objects


Period I
-- 1775
Period II
Period III
Period IV
Period V
Period VI
1961 --


-- 1775

New Jersey Indian Mortar and Pestle, 1710.

Linen and wood stays,  1750 -1770.   

Gravestone for the Infant Children of Isaac and Hannah Arnett, 1770.


Wax model portrait of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, 1779, by
Patience Lovell Wright (1725-1786) and historical plaque honoring her.

1776 - 1843

 Memorial honoring the patriotic dead, especially Hannah White Arnett (1733-1823), 1776.

 Oil portrait of Jannetje Vrelandt Drummond, 1776.

 Engraving of "Washington's Reception on the Bridge at Trenton," 1789.

Woman's Silk Ball Gown, 1789.

Sampler worked by Sally Crane Hayes, Age 9, 1803.

Painting of a scrubwomen by Baroness Hyde de Neuville (Anne Marguerite Henriette de Marigny Hyde de Neuville,  unknown -1849). 1822.

Sampler worked by Charlotte Tichenor, Age 9, 1828

The Lincoln Children, a portrait painted by Susan Waters in 1845.


Grave of Annie L. Reeder (1825-1904)  A nurse at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 4, 1863.  Bordentown Cemetery, Bordentown, NJ, 1861.


Grave of Arabella Wharton Griffith Barlow (1824-1864), Civil War Nurse.  Somerville Cemetery, Somerville, New Jersey, 1864.

 Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Tablet, 1865.

 Lily Martin Spencer (1822-1902) painting, "War Spirit at Home," one of the most popular paintings of the mid-19th century,1866.

  Patent model for a sieve, 1868.

1880 - 1920

Violet Oakley, an important American muralist, was born in Bergen Heights in 1874. She trained at the Arts Students League, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Academie Montparnasse in Paris. Oakley created oil paintings, illustrations, stained glass windows and murals. The �Unity� frieze expresses her vision of a peaceful world. She was a pacifist and feminist.

1921 - 1960

Street sign honoring Jazz singer, Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990), in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey, 1924.

"Queensborough Bridge," oil painting by Elsie Driggs, 1927.

Watchtower, New Jersey State Federations of Women's Clubs, 1929.

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"Sarah Kiersted," 17th century, a 1936 painting of Kiersted with Chief Oratam.

1938 Memorial honoring the patriotic dead, especially Hannah White Arnett (1733 -1823), 1938.

Historical marker at Clara Barton's School, Bordentown, New
Jersey, circa 1943


Marion Hankins, a member of a World War II aircraft riveting
team that helped build TBM Avengers Airplanes, 1943

"Displaced," a bronze sculpture by Dorothea Greenbaum (1893 - 1986), 1965.


Helen Stummer has been documenting Newark's Central Ward for many years.  "Arnetha as a child while living in Newark," photograph by Helen Stummer, 1985.

Portrait of Bernarda Bryson Shahn, at 99, by Mel Leipzig.

"Grazie Rosetti," a painting by Grace Hartigan, 1995.


Helen Stummer has been documenting Newark's Central Ward for many years.  "Goddea,Tea time on Good Friday."  Photograph by Helen Stummer, 2001.

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