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Photographer dresses daughter as five heroines to celebrate her fifth birthday

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Emma poses in style of fashion icon Coco Chanel (sans cigarette, of course) (Jaime Moore)

Emma poses in the style of fashion icon Coco Chanel (sans cigarette, of course). (Jaime Moore)

Photographer Jaime Moore would like to be clear: She's got nothing against Disney princesses. It's just that she'd like her five-year-old daughter, Emma, to have an appreciation for real life heroines.

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Emma poses as aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (Jaime Moore)

Emma poses as aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (Jaime Moore)

On her official site, Moore writes that all those do-it-yourself sites that instruct parents on how to dress their daughters like princesses got her "thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better."

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Emma as Helen Keller (Jaime Moore)

Emma as Helen Keller (Jaime Moore)

So Moore set about photographing her daughter dressed as some of history's ground-breaking females. Women like Coco Chanel and Susan B. Anthony and Helen Keller. Moore writes, "My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters."

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Elect Emma in 2044 (Jaime Moore)

Elect Emma in 2044 (Jaime Moore)

For the complete set of photos, check out Moore's official site.

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