The Women of the 1970s


Above is a photo from Texas A&M’s newspaper of the two women that were the first graduates in Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M. They graduated in the early 1970’s

Source: Texas A&M’s newspaper Texasags

For additional reading, see The Johns Hopkins University Press for an article about women’s history in engineering.


Above is an advertisement from 1973 about the great new oven for housewives. One of the points reads “Every year, the chore of cleaning ovens claims the good humor of countless homemakers…”

This advertisement was found on a website that describes themselves as “a digital collection of thousands of wonderful pictures, stories, letters, sounds and movies from across the past, with one aim – to make the past come alive.”

For additional reading more about housewives and household appliances, read an article from Technology and Culture.


This picture above is a woman working with the mainframes.

This photo comes from a blog of retro photos.

Read more about the pioneers of women in computing in the twentieth century from an article by Denise Gurer.


Above is similar to the previous of a woman working with the computers and reading what it has printed.

The source of this is a blog that proudly labeling itself “The Home of Tech Lady Tuesday”

The blog also provided a great article from the Washington Post about when computing was a woman’s job.


The poster for the first calculator taken at Berkeley University. The caption that followed it was “A Frenchman invented it” because it was a French invented, like the mini skirt.

The source of this picture is from the Un Deux Trois Museum.

For more reading about the sexualization of women in print advertising published in the journal “Sex Roles”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s