McCarren Park Pool, NYC via nytimes: Opened in the 1936, the McCarren pool had room for 6,800 bathers in its 55,400 square foot basin and offered an alternative for cooling off to the polluted rivers and bays. It was closed in 1984 and the basin turned into a hipster playground but has recently undergone a major renovation, and is scheduled to open this summer. image from NYC Parks Photo Archive #McCarren_Pool #NYC #nytimes
The three women pictured in this incredible photograph from 1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania; one of the only places in the world at the time where women could study medicine.