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Vintage photos of:
"Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917." Continuing our survey of Washington, D.C., professional women named Funk. Not sure exactly what Liz did or where she did it, but she looks like someone who knows her way around a Bunsen burner. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
"Funk, Antoinette. Co-chairman N.A.W.S.A., 1914." Antoinette Funk of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Mrs. Funk, who was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1899, was U.S. Assistant Commissioner of Public Lands from 1933 to 1939. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
March 31, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Princess Andrea Boncompagni." Who before marrying her Prince in 1916 was Miss Margaret Preston Draper, "richest heiress in New England." A few months after this picture was taken, the Prince went to the Vatican to have their union annulled. National Photo Co. View full size.