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Interesting People

People who interest me

Alice S. Wells - the first American born female police officer, hired in 1910, served until 1940. Petitioned the mayor, police commissioner, and Los Angeles city council to join the LAPD to aid women and children who were victims of crime. Founder of the International Association of Police Women. Sixteen other cities and several foreign countries hired female police officers as a direct result of Wells' activities.

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998) painting in her Paris studio in 1937 or 1938 as her cat hangs out on her shoulder. Born in Boston, Ms. Jones was encouraged by both parents to pursue art and she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1927. After studying art at Harvard and Columbia, she established the art department at Palmer Memorial Institute, the black preparatory school founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown in Sedalia, North Carolina. #loismailoujones #artist

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'

We have always known Mother Teresa as an aged woman. This is a pic of a beautiful 18 year old Mother Teresa.

It's not uncommon to see Jose dressed like this. He doesn't care about money and appearances, but just leading his country.

Dalhi lama..a very wise and kind man.

This fascinating man was only 25 years old, in 1950, when he had a revelatory vision of the information age - as we know it today. In those times,...

One of the photographs found in the unsuccessful raid of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s Joplin, MO apartment in April 1933.

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn't know what he'd done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Rosa Parks, sat in front of the bus

* Irena used her papers as a Polish social worker and papers from one of the workers of the Contagious Disease Department (who was a member of the underground Zegota) to enter the Warsaw Ghetto.

Morris Frank, the first American to use a Seeing Eye dog, with Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog

Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U.S., 1911. In 1907, she traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. Their daughter, Lotteva Wagner, was also a tattooist.

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.