Shipman, Ellen (b. Biddle)(1870–1950) landscape architect, feminist; born in Philadelphia. Overcoming resistance to women in her profession, she designed gardens for private clients, and employed an all-female staff in her New York City and Cornish, N.H., design firms (1920–50).
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