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“Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force, measuring the bathing suit of Betty Fringle on Palm Beach, to ensure that it conforms with regulations introduced by the beach censors - 1925

July 26, 1919. Washington, D.C. Swimsuit "bathing beach parade" at the Tidal Basin.

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A carousel ride to go, please! Children's Delight - Brooklyn, NY circa 1910

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)

Houdini before his near fatal jump & escape from the icy water below the Queen Street bridge in Melbourne, Australia, Feb. 18th, 1910.

Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91