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A soldier says goodbye to his wife and infant child in Pennsylvania Station before shipping put for service in World War II, New York, New York, 1943.

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[Photo] Portrait of Mildred Axton, date unknown

Mildred Axton, one of the first three Women Airforce Service Pilots to be trained as a test pilot and the first woman to fly a B-29.

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Two women operate a machine in a factory during World War II. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 3, 1943.

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Chinese woman showing her little foot c.1865. Although reformers challenged the practice, it was not until the early 20th century that footbinding began dying out, partly from changing social conditions and partly as a result of anti-foot-binding campaigns.