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A woman hitting a skinhead with her handbag, Sweden, 1985. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor.

Happy, Pretty, And Pregnant! And her husband bought her a new washer and dryer! Now her happiness is complete!

15 Unbelievably Sexist Adverts From The 1970s

That’s the "Scold’s Bridle," a gruesome mask used as punishment for "rude, clamorous woman," who are considered to be spending too much gossiping or quarreling in the Medieval times.

July 26, 1919. Washington, D.C. Swimsuit "bathing beach parade" at the Tidal Basin.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Bathing Beach Parade: 1919

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Beautiful Bride from the 1920s.

First Lady Dolly Madison saves the Declaration of Independence before the British burned the White House.

Farcy Oppenheim Corsets, Philadelphia's Centennial Exposition, 1876

Unknown photographer, Louisa Blaney, British insane asylum patient, 1875

Unknown | Louisa Blaney | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Amazing hotties from the 1950's!

1951, somewhere in the Southeast. Maids with their employers' babies. Photo by John Vachon for a Look magazine assignment on "The South" in what could have been a prologue to "The Help."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive | Vintage Fine Art Prints

"The Amazing Seven Sutherland Sisters And Their 'Niagara Of Curls'", with their parents, c. 1890s.

Dr. Herta Oberhauser was a physician at Ravensbrueck concentration camp. She was found guilty of performing sulfanilamide experiments, bone, muscle, and nerve regeneration and bone transplantation experiments on humans.

Herta Oberhauser

Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1936. Image courtesy of @Wesley Bates History Center - Penn Nursing.

Hypatia (ca. 351–370 AD) was a Greek philosopher, head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, where she lectured Neoplatonism, which combined Plato’s ideas with a mix of Christian, Jewish, and East Asian influences. During Lent 415, amid Christian and Roman tensions, a mob of Christian monks stripped her naked and dragged her through the streets to Caesareum, where they killed her.

"Louise Henriette de Bourbon-Conti, was born on June 20, 1726, the only daughter of Louis Armand II de Bourbon, prince de Conti, and of Louise Élisabeth, daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, prince de Condé. Her parents were cousins. She married in 1743 Louis Philippe (1725–1785), becoming duchesse de Chartres, and in 1752 duchesse dOrléans, and she was the mother of Philippe Égalité." Jean Marc Nattier c.1738

"Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of King Henry VIII of England"......amazing soul

Two women, born on the same day but 157 years apart, died on the same day. They both met with a friend, put on a new dress, went to a dance, and met their killers. They were killed the same way, in the same spot. Both by men named Thornton who were acquitted of the murders in both cases. Strange coincidence? Some say reincarnation.

Japanese pregnant woman doll. These were manufactured throughout the 1700s and 1800s. Sold at carnivals as toys and also as mid-wife instructional aids - complete with stretch marks.