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June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee. National Photo Co.

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History In Pictures ‏- Two little kids dancing on the streets of New York City, c. 1940.

Photo shoot “And so I told her ‘GURL I KNOW YOU are NOT WEARING THOSE TIRED DORA THE EXPLORER OVERALLS FOR THE FOURTH DAY IN A ROW!

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. Bad ass. -- DoSomething

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums)she vowed that there would never again be a pregnant woman in Aschwitz.So she began the…