"Thirteen artifacts from the National Museum of American History chronicle profound changes in the life of the nation..." is the title of SMITHONIAN magazine.
Appearing in the photos : Ortho-Novum Pill Pack • 1963, Shirley Chisholm’s campaign buttons • 1972, Grace Hopper’s nanosecond wire • 1985, Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” record • 1953, Celia Cruz’s shoes • 1997, Phyllis Diller’s gag file • 1960s, Nannie Helen Burroughs’ cash register • 1904, Helen Keller's watch • 1892, Chris Evert's tennis racket • c. 1978, Pink protest hat, Women’s March • 2017, Nancy Pelosi’s gavel • 2007, Eleanor Roosevelt's reading glasses • c. 1933 sowie Gertrude Ederle’s Goggles • 1926.
The article to go with it is an absolute must-read: it explains why these objects were chosen to tell the stories of their owners – from the exceptional swimmer to the activist and one-of-a-kind Helen Keller or even to the present day with democrat Nancy Pelosi. The photos were shot by Jessica ANTOLA c/o GIANT ARTISTS. It's this way to the must-read article : smithsonianmag.com//objects-highlight-power-passion-womens-american-history
Jake STANGEL c/o GIANT ARTISTS on his shoot for RAPHA : "For this season’s Rapha Explore shoot (for those tuning in: Rapha makes very high quality cycling apparel, and the Explore collection is their adventure riding line), we headed to the Inman Valley, a sun-soaked and undulating region just outside Adelaide, Australia, to shoot in near synchronicity to this year’s Tour Down Under (Australia’s biggest cycling event). We spent three days exploring everything within a 100km stones throw of our little lodge in the hills, discovering tree-lined roads, the best places to sit in the grass and drink coffee, and all manners of seldom ridden gravel roads."
About - RAPHA. Founded by Simon Mottram in London in 2004, Rapha exists to make cycling the most popular sport in the world. For 15 years, Rapha has been making the finest cycling clothing and organizing rides and events for passionate cyclists around the world. With 22 clubhouses in 13 countries, we continue to work with the best athletes and designers, and strive to perfect any adventure on the bike, whether it’s the shortest ride or the longest race. rapha.cc