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Mary Kies Became the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent


Dolley Madison

First Lady Dolley Madison would be amazed at American ingenuity now; in 1999 alone, 169,154 U.S. patents were issued

CREDIT: "Mrs. James Madison (Dolley Payne)," ca. 1804-1855. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-68175.

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