Mata Hari - 1908 - Longchamp Racing Paris

Mata Hari, the day before her execution

Mata Hari

Mata Hari A.k.a. Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, Mata Hari earned her fame as an exotic dancer in the early 1900s and traveled across Europe meeting and bedding numerous powerful men. During World War I, Mata Hari found herself on the payroll of both the Germans and the French, who discovered her two-timing and promptly had her tried and executed despite her claims of national fidelity

~Grand Prix 1906~

The beautiful Gabrielle Ray, an English stage actress in the Edwardian period

One of the most famous photos of Native Americans in Yosemite (it wasn't a national park at that time). Photographed by J. T. Boysen in 1901. Subjects are identified as "Susie and daughter Sadie McGowan."

Mata-Hari 1910-Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.

A portrait of Mata Hari, circa 1907 (Gamma-Keystone/Getty)

The sporting woman of the 1890s. Great Gibson Girl, maybe a great shot. Oh, she split all that wood too.

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Cléo De Mérode, french dancer of the Belle Epoque.

Mata Hari's Jewelry Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (1876-1917) was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan best known as Mata Hari. She once half jokingly said to friends, "I will be celebrated or notorious." She also thought she would eventually die on the scaffold. It all came to pass except that she was shot not hung, accused as a spy during the First World War.

annie oakley...the most badass chick ever.

Times Square on V-E Day May 7, 1945, WWII

Belle Epoque/Paris ~ Similar fashion and scene in the Gilded Age, NYC.

World War 2. Uprising in Paris, August 1944 ~

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Marie Curie

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