Helen Adams Keller (1880 – 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, labor rights, socialism, antimilitarism, and other similar causes.
 Helen Allingham(née Paterson; 1848 – 1926) was an English watercolourist and illustrator of the Victorian era. While Vincent Van Gogh was developing as an artist by studying English illustrated journals he was struck by Paterson’s work in The Graphic. Although females could not gain the same recognition as men at the time, Helen Allingham was one of the women artists who made a considerable impact, as artists like Van Gogh were influenced by her.