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Interesting Photos of Swimwear Styles in the Victorian Era

Annette Kellerman posing in a swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency 1907

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.

Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown.--How did he build his own prosthetics AFTER losing his arms?

Cecilia Payne - the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. very high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School’s  first female student, was admitted because she was brilliant... and because they didn’t realize she was a woman.

Fe del Mundo - Filipino pediatrician and Harvard Medical School's first female student. She was admitted because she was brilliant.and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.

A Tale of Bonnie and Clyde: The Bank Robbery at Poteau, Oklahoma

The real "Bonnie and Clyde" Bonnie Parker, born October photographed here in 1933 with Clyde Barrow.

Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Moses, was an…

Annie Oakley … this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that’s my favorite musical

child labor...Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. Co. in Macon, Georgia.

The History Place - Child Labor in America Lewis Hine Photos - Faces of Lost Youth. Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. in Macon, Georgia.

In 1920, Anna Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, who was rightly believed to have been executed with the rest of the Russian Royal family four years earlier. Anderson was the most well known woman claiming to be Anastasia, and she continued to uphold the claim until her death.

Anna Anderson - the woman who convinced the world she was Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia

Anna Anderson In Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

Labeled as "Great shot of WWII action, the bravery of American soldiers and the love of their fellow soldiers" It's not real. ➡ This comes from the mind of Mark Hogancamp. After being brutally attacked then lacking funds for conventional rehabilitation, built a Nazi-besieged, World War II era town in his backyard at 1/6 scale and resurrected his childhood love for action figures & creates photographic stories of its intrigues.

Miniature Town Brings Its Creator a New Life

Iconic photograph from WWII. American soldier carrying a wounded comrade to safety, while the wounded soldier provides covering fire. Never leave a fellow soldier behind.

All American Girls professional baseball team.

Dottie Kamenshek was called the best player in women's baseball and was once recruited to play for a men's professional team. (National Baseball Hall Of Fame Library

July 12, 1922.  In Chicago, Illinois, a woman is arrested for defying an order from Chicago, which banned "short swimwear" on the beaches.

July 12, 1922. In Chicago, Illinois, a woman is arrested for defying an order from Chicago, which banned "short swimwear" on the beaches.

Katie Bell Victorian Vampire

A strikingly beautiful unknown young woman from Queensland (circa There's a story here.

Miss Maggie Walker. The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

MISS MAGGIE WALKER The daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

Female firefighters at Pearl Harbor (1941).

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world.   holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

In this 1959 photo, Josephine Baker holds in her arms her adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. Read the article: Josephine Baker's Rainbow Tribe

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883–1961) on her wedding day in 1911. She converted a blacksmith’s shop into Palmer Memorial Institute, a day and boarding school for African-Americans, in 1902 when she was 19. She earned a doctorate and went on to lecture at top colleges including Smith, Radcliffe, Howard, Hampton, and Tuskegee Institute. In 1941, she wrote a book of etiquette expressly for African-Americans called 'The Correct Thing: To Do, To Say, To Wear'. Associated News

Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.

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