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Policemen measuring Peggy Graves’s swimming costume, to check whether it meets minimum clothing requirements, 1933 (via Retronaut)

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Policemen measuring Peggy Graves’s swimming costume, to check whether it meets minimum clothing requirement US Bikini Laws, 1933 - Retronaut some I wish they still measured

During a search for Victorian examples of post-mortem photography, I came across these mysterious and extremely odd vintage portraits of families in which the mother is disguised as a chair. In some cases there seems to be a real attempt to make the figure of the mother appear like an actual chair; in other cases,like this one it looks like they simply want to conceal the mother's identity. Maybe it's to keep a live child still enough to take a clear photo or to keep a deceased one in…

A Victorian "hidden mother' memento mori / post mortem photo / photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered; because the photograph is meant to be cropped to show only the infant.

Women in Chicago arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits without the required leg coverings, 1922

Young women arrested on a Chicago bathing beach for wearing “lewd” bathing suits, 1922 (Lewd? You want to see lewd? I can show you lewd! Go to a beach anywhere now, your eye's will be blinded!

Mahatma Gandhi dancing.

Funny pictures about Just Mahatma Gandhi dancing. Oh, and cool pics about Just Mahatma Gandhi dancing. Also, Just Mahatma Gandhi dancing.

On May 14, 1938, which happened to be Mother’s Day, a 5-year-old girl named Lina Medina became the youngest female in known human history to give birth.

This Day in History: May 14th

Youngest girl to ever give birth, Lina Medina. She was 5 years, 7 months and 21 days old when she gave birth to a baby boy in The doctor is her son's namesake, Gerardo. It's still a mystery as to who impregnated her.

La felicidad es dejar atrás lo que crees que tu vida debería ser y sentirte orgulloso de todo lo que realmente es.  - M. Hale  Fotografía: Anónimo

Explore the collection of images "pin up / retro / vintage" by valkyrie (valkyriee) on We Heart It, your everyday app to get lost in what you love.

Los últimos estudios realizados en Palmeira Beach lo confirman . El planeta en cuestión no tiene medida

Measuring bathing suits on Palm Beach to ensure they conform with regulations introduced by the beach censors. (“Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force measures the suit of Betty Fringle)

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Women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Kathrine Switzer dodged that rule, and became the first woman to finish despite organizers trying to stop her.

Before 1967 only makes had ran the Boston Marathon. Katherine Switzerland was the first female to participate in the marathon in She faced a lot of aggression for her choice, men attempted in stopping h

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Cupshe Seaside Gale Falbala High-waisted Bikini Set

Seaside Gale Falbala High-waisted Bikini Set

Cheap suit garment, Buy Quality swimwear corset directly from China swimwear stock Suppliers: Cupshe Seaside Gale Falbala High-waisted Bikini Set Women Summer Sexy Swimsuit Ladies Beach Bathing Suit swimwear

Funny Swim Memes | Free Quotes

bat warm ups you can't even swim because everybody is in your way and it crowded!

Esther Williams, 1940s  My grandmother introduced Esther Williams movies to me when I was about seven-years-old and told her that I wanted to be a swimmer and an actress. She was such an inspiration to me at the time.

Esther Williams, My grandmother introduced Esther Williams movies to me when I was about seven-years-old and told her that I wanted to be a swimmer and an actress. She was such an inspiration to me at the time.

Dance Moms March 2013

Picture: Christi Lukasiak and Chloe Lukasiak in 'Dance Moms.' Pic is in a photo gallery for 'Dance Moms' featuring 49 pictures.

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