For our final post this year for Women's History Month I am sharing two books I found at the library. The first book is Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal and illustrated by Laura Freeman.
|John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Kennedy on their Wedding Day|
by Toni Frissell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Now it seems that everyone is publishing books about Ada Byron Lovelace. I have reviewed several already. Of course I am always drawn to books about female mathematicians and scientists so I had to check out the newest one: Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science by Diane Stanley and illustrated by Jessie Hartland. Each book seems to give a different perspective about Ada Lovelace. This book has a cartoonish feeling to it.
In this book they share her wondering about weaving machines at a factory and thinking that the method of telling it designs through punched out holes could work for other things. This of course is how computers once worked.
It is fascinating to see how much Ada Lovelace could see where our technology would lead. She was the first computer programmer before there were computers to program.
This is how I am ending my Women's History Month 2017 posts with these two amazing women who were really ahead of their times.