Amelia Earhart at sixteen, St. Paul Schools, Minnesota, 1914 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University My gosh she was stunning - LK
Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, late 1890s
Roy and Virgie, Illinois, 1909. Aren't you glad that man's hairdo is no longer popular?
Lizzie from Utah, 1890
Kate from California, 1876
1860 -1900 .One room "colored" school in Fruit Cove, FL, sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s. Cypress plank building.
The Homestead Act of 1862. Families were allowed 160 acres for a small filing fee and 5 yrs of residency. 45% of all the land in Nebraska was given away by the federal government under these provisions.
In America, the Ulster Scots became known as the Scotch-Irish. Harkins believes the most credible theory of the term "hillbilly"'s origin is that it derives from the linkage of two older Scottish expressions, "hill-folk" and "billie" which was a synonym for "fellow", similar to "guy" or "bloke".
Agriculture - ranching - woman churning butter :: History Colorado 1890. Didn't have time for anything else, just helping to provide for the family...... God bless her!!! Worked sunrise to sunset!! notice the fab doo dads ('gingerbread' designs) in the corners of screen door! Anything to make it pretty and homey!
Woman churning butter, Colorado,1890
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.
*“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.
Miss Lillian Pratt and her student In Sudbury, Mass. - 1889
Cowgirls, ca 1890's. This woulda been me.
Minnie from Nebraska, 1908. I love this image.