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Chronicle Pics

Big man enjoying a cigar and glass of beer in a New York tavern circa 1908

Marie Doro! A lovely actress from the earlier, silent days of cinema. Sadly, most of her films are lost, but she sure took some lovely photos

Vintage Photo~Two Clowns Being Made Up. Are they Children or are They "Little People"...Dwarfs as they called them then.

“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.” that's why this is the coolest thing ever.

Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875 - February 6, 1949) Best known by her stage name Charmion , was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique MOST men would be envious of. However, she was MOST Well Known for her risqué striptease performances. The act opened with Charmion taking the stage in full Victorian attire. She would then mount the trapeze and proceed to undress to her leotard while performing impressive and strength-dependent stunts.