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    Mata Hari - 1908 - Longchamp Racing Paris

    Mata Hari

    Mata Hari, the day before her execution

    What is known about Ankhesenamun is that she was born the third daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

    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

    Mrs. George Jay Gould, 1908

    Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. A feminist, abolitionist, alleged spy, surgeon and only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for hardship endured as a prisoner of war. (1832-1919).

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

    Mata Hari

    Mata Hari 1905

    EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

    Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie) and Oscar Wilde

    “1912 - Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who became the first ballet dancer to tour the world with her own dance company. She moved to London in 1912 and is photographed here in her Hampstead garden wearing a soft belted gown, hat and her ballet shoes.” Via British Vogue

    Mata Hari, infamous Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy during WWI, in 1910

    George Roberts, a native of the Baltimore neighborhood Canton, served in the War of 1812. He was considered to be among the “Old Defenders” of Baltimore.

    Trois élégantes en toilette (Agence Rol), 1908.

    Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

    Nicholas II of Russia as a child with his mother, Maria Feoderovna, 1870. You so rarely see vintage candid shots...I love it.

    Marie Curie with Albert Einstein. Can you imagine the conversation?

    London, 15th June 1908