Women of the 20th Century

Beyond the average woman Anna was more masculine and nothing like the women of the 20th century. This was the time of the victorian women who were proper, polite, and needed to act "like a lady." Anna, being a strong individual that typically wore men's clothes wouldn't  be seen as a normal lady of the society and that didn't seem to bother her since she typically liked to be alone and occasionally see a few close friends. She built her own home, chopped her own fire wood, and even carried a pistol in a holster to ward off bootleggers when they crossed her property to smuggle alcohol into the U.S.


*To explore this visual exhibit of Anna Clift Smith and 20th century women click on "Beyond Average" to the top right.*