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PEOPLE ¥ (1907) Mata Hari

Mata Hari, circa In 1917 the Paris dancer was sentenced to death for spying for Germany during World War I. Her exotic and provocative routines brought her fame across Europe, and her lovers included military and political figures from France and Germany.

Toss! Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

30+ Must-See Historic Moments In Photographs

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

Olive Oatman, given facial tattoo by Native Americans who abducted her in the 1850s:

The story of Olive Oatman. Her family was murdered Olive was sold to another tribe and it is they who tattooed her chin and arms. Olive was rescued when word of a white girl reached an army outpost. Her freedom bought with blankets and other trade items.

Vintage Photo "Mata Hari" 2 Paris 1910 Leopold Reutlinger | eBay

Vintage photo, "Mata Hari" #2 Paris, 1910 Leopold Reutlinger

Suzy Deguez who was often called the rival of Mata Hari and known for performing "The Hair Dance".

Corsets and rifles, ca. 1889. Via the Wisconsin Historical Society. #history

Corsets and rifles, ca. Via the Wisconsin Historical Society. (These ladies are predecessors of my mother - Wisconsin girl who joined the rifle club to improve her aim for basketball. And ended up getting an award for her shooting)

zerodarkpervy:    thegist:    “… in the 20 years since, this emotionally complex photograph of a Klan-robed toddler playfully touching the riot shield of a bemused African-American state trooper has gone uncelebrated and largely unknown.”    (Photographer: Todd Robertson, 1992)

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

Helena Blavatsky - in 1873 and co-founded the Theosophical Society. Still active…see comment

Alexandra David-Néel, a fearless French opera singer/traveller/spiritualist and writer, who, in the became the first European woman to visit forbidden Tibet, and later inspired the famous beat writers Kerouac and Ginsberg.

Niños en venta en la Segunda Guerra Mundial

History In Pictures ‏ Unwanted babies for sale in Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, poverty-stricken families, or prostitutes. ------ so apparently you didn't need the black market if you wanted to sell a baby in Italy

Circa 1875. Portrait of a ‘Mestiza de Sangley’ woman. Sangley is an archaic term used in the Philippines to describe and classify a person of pure Chinese ancestr

Circa Portrait of a ‘Mestiza de Sangley’ woman. Sangley is an archaic term used in the Philippines to describe and classify a person of pure Chinese ancestry.Jaw-Dropping Rare Photos Of Amazing People In History

It is from a movie. A Victorian era opium den. By the early 20th century, opium users had shunned public smoking spheres for private consumption in their own homes.   - ALLDAY

A Victorian era opium den. By the early century, opium users had shunned public smoking spheres for private consumption in their own homes

Non-profit wants to clone the world's oldest trees to reforest the planet

Non-profit wants to clone the world's oldest trees to reforest the planet

capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. Pictures from northwest California from the through the

Adorable Victorian couple

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

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