Fierce. Lovely. “Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. At 200 pounds, she was said to be a match for any two men in Montana Territory. She had a standing bet that she could knock a man out with one punch. Link update has her full story. African American, Stagecoach Mary, Africanamerican, Strong Women, Mary Fields, Mail Carriers, Black History, United States, The Civil Wars
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Fields loved the job, despite the many dangers and difficulties such as wolves and thieves (she was an excellent marksman, defending her route with a revolver and a rifle).
The remains of what may be King Richard III, showing a curved spine and signs of battle trauma.
tooth fairy doll...wonderfully creepy!
First camera phone captures birth - Palo Alto Medical Foundation Dr. Salvey was the doctor in story youtu.be/6Ynvrc_Gty8
US infantry, 1942-1945. 01 - M1 helmet 02 - M1934 shirt 03 - M1934 sweatshirt 04 - M1941 trousers 05 - service boots 06 - M1938 leggins 07 - M1926 life belt 08 - M1937 ammo belt 09 - M1924 personal dressing 10 - M1910 canteen 11 - gas mask bag 12 - M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle with M1907 belt 13 - armband 14, 15 - obvious 16 - shoulder badges: A - 1st Armoured B - 2nd Arm C - 3rd Infantry E - 34th Inf F - 1st Inf Ww2, American Uniforms, Guns, Infantry Uniforms, Gas Masks, Wwii Uniforms, Uniforms 194245, Wars Ii, Military
US infantry, 1942-1945
A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.
Scytho-Cimmerian stelae ancient Kurdistan, 6th century B.C.
Thomas "Tad" Lincoln poses on April 10, 1865 with his father President Lincoln in the Whitehouse. Tad outlived his father, but died of heart failure at the age of 18 on July 15, 1871.
Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.