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1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Mabelle Gilman was one of the top musical comedy stars on Broadway. In 1905 she met William E Corey, the multi-millionaire president of United States Steel. Mabelle and William Corey married on May 14, 1907 and Corey gave his new wife a chateau in France, jewels and a million dollars as a wedding present. Corey's Reno divorce from his first wife, Laura, in order to marry Mabelle, put Reno on the map as a destination for quickie divorces.
Calamity Jane wasn't exactly trying to be a prostitute—at least not full-time. After all, she looked masculine. But when she wasn't scouting and shooting Indians, which was what she was really known for, she was rumored to be paid for sleepin' with cowboys at Fort Laramie.
Photograph Eve Arnold : At a school for black civil rights activists, here the young girl is being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, hair pulled, etc. Virginia 1960. Fifteen years old and bearing the burden of the Civil Rights Movement on their shoulders.