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Coco Chanel, 1948. Veja também: ---she reminds me of angelica houston

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

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

Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

Mata Hari in Paris c.1910 She was an exotic dancer from the Netherlands who gained much fame in France as a dancer. During the First World War she was arrested on charges of espionage and executed by the French by firing squad. Evidence of her actual guilt is frequently questioned.

Violette Szabo – “The Bravest of Us All”, an undercover secret agent for the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Occupied France during World War Two. After completing two special missions, she was captured by the Germans and executed in 1945.

La Belle Epoque, Paris early 1900's French for "Beautiful Era") #umbrella #fur trims #gloves #hats #S-bend corset #long train hems #dark colour #lace insertions

Mademoiselle Gabrielle, born in Switzerland in 1894, was a legless marvel who began her freak show & exhibition career at the Paris Universal Exposition in 1900 as The Half-Woman. She was quite successful & traveled to America to work with the Dreamland Circus Side Show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In1912, she embarked on a short-lived vaudevillian career. She was beautiful, charming, graceful & demure and the general public accepted her deformity objectively.

Mata Hari, circa 1907. On July 25, 1917, the Paris dancer was sentenced to death for spying for Germany during World War I. Her exotic and provocative routines brought her fame across Europe, and her lovers included military and political figures from France and Germany. (Gamma-Keystone/Getty)

Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.

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Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago

Paris, Place du Louvres, 4th June 1906--Great candid pictures of women in London and Paris in the 1900's.