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Notable Women, an AR app that adds 100 historic American women to U.S. currency

Notable Women is an augmented reality experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they’ve historically been left out: U.S. currency. Discover the accomplishments of activists, artists, scientists, business leaders, writers, civic leaders and more—right on the money in your wallet.

Former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios has partnered with Google to create an AR app (iOS, Android) that adds these incredible women, including Harriet Tubman, Grace Hopper, Queen Liliʻuokalani (all shown below), Maya Angelou, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sally Ride, Fanny Lou Hamer, and many more from our history, to our paper money.

The women were selected from the Teachers Righting History database, “swapping out the faces we all know for the faces we all should.”




Next: What is Money? And how is money printed in the United States?

Then check out Elizabeth Magie and the history of the board game Monopoly and How to Understand Power.

via Hana Tanimura. h/t Kottke.

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