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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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