Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror.

How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation

Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror. Also, proof that wearing a corset and feminist bad-assery are not mutually exclusive. I love Annie Oakley!

Annie Oakley, with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her, 1922

ANNIE OAKLEY (with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her). Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey (August 1860 – November was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's "amazing talent" led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

Terra Cotta Warriors  The terracotta  figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local  farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China near the Mausoleum of the  First Qin Emperor.

Terra Cotta Warriors The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. In all there are terra cotta warrior statues.

Charles Lindbergh  who knew

Charles Lindbergh, American aviator Flew Spirit of St Louis from New York to Paris on first solo non-stop transatlantic flight on May

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, age nineteen, c. 1865

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, age nineteen, c. (Buffalo Bill Historical Center) Reminds me of Dad.we used to call him Wild Bill Cody since his name was Bill.

April 10, 1865... just four days before his assasination.

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog or cat is not the better for it…I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ~ Abraham Lincoln on animal rights

First Flight

First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, December Brothers airplane in flight.First human flight, aviation art print.

Susan B. Anthony

Photo shows suffragist Florence Jaffray "Daisy" Harriman holding a banner with the words "Failure Is Impossible/Susan B. Anthony/Votes for Women." by alana


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First Flight - The world changed at 10:35 AM, on December 17, 1903 on the north side of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was at that moment that the Wright Brother’s "Wright Flyer", with Orville Wright at the controls, lifted off in sustained, controlled flight.

First flight, 120 feet in 12 seconds, December Brothers airplane in flight.First human flight, aviation art print.

PHOTO COLORIZATION BY SANNA DULLAWAY FOR TIME; ORIGINAL IMAGE BY ALEXANDER GARDNER / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS  Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand at Antietam in 1862

Lincoln to the Rescue

Top Hat Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. This photo was taken not long after the Civil War’s first battle on northern soil in Antietam, Maryland on October Date: 3 October 1862

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

Sacajawea - Interpreter & guide for Lewis & Clark in with her husband, Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated thousands of miles from the Dakotas to the Pacific Ocean, carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back.

In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a

colorized photo of Abe Lincoln via @Shorpy

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Abraham Lincoln (Colorized): 1865 my favorite president!

Susan B. Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872.

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.

DNA  Related to Abraham Lincoln: "Meet Ralph C. Lincoln from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 11th generation Lincoln..."  "If Mordecai Lincoln was Ralph's 5th great-grandfather & was Abraham Lincoln's great uncle, then Ralph's 3rd Great-grandfather was Abraham's second cousin. Therefore, Ralph is Abraham's second cousin, five times removed( not his third cousin). There does appear to be a remarkable resemblance between Ralph and Abraham..." via Teach Me Genealogy

Ralph C. Lincoln, generation Lincoln, cousin of Abraham, neat. In my family all of the first born daughters, and many of the subsequent daughters on the maternal side look incredibly alike especially in the baby pics.

Though she was born to a prominent family,  Kate would grow up to be just one of the many "soiled doves" of the   American West, as well claiming a small slice of fame as  Doc Holliday's on and off girlfriend. Born Mary Katherine Haroney in Hungary on November 7, 1850

Annie Oakley … this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that’s my favorite musical

Hellen Keller, with doll, and teacher Anne Sullivan. I have never seen this picture before! It looks like it was taken at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's home in Alabama.

Earliest Photo of Helen Keller and Teacher Together Uncovered

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an Helen sitting outside in a light-color

Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Moses, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.  Oakley’s perhaps most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 cali

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