May 7, 1924. "Three models from Washington's spring fashion show snapped at Arlington Beach." National Photo Company glass negative.

Girls gone Wild! Three models from Washington’s spring fashion show snapped at Arlington Beach, May National Photo Company glass negative (originally black & white). Found on the Shorpy

Alice Roosevelt.  c.1902.February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980) was the oldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. She was the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Longworth led an unconventional and controversial life

Alice Roosevelt Longworth: oldest child of Teddy's. She smoked cigarettes in public, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.

A Chernobyl Liquidator pushes an abandoned infant found while measuring radiation levels in a deserted village. 1986

One of the most haunting photos from Chernobyl- A liquidator recovers a baby abandoned in a village home during the evacuation. - Because I actually find the entire Chernobyl incident interesting. Sad, very sad.

Vintage Pictures

Sebastian Horsley, in his best hat. He made being a dandy into a work of art - the nephew of Quentin Crisp, amongst many other things.

Mujeres icónicas de la historia. Kathrine Switzer , primera mujer en correr la maratón de Boston

Mujeres icónicas de la historia

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

1899: The gardens of Moulin Rouge, a cabaret in Paris, featured a gigantic stucco elephant, into which men could climb for private shows in the creature's belly. No women were allowed for these shows, except for the entertainers. I want this hanging in my room.

Les jardins du Moulin Rouge, vers Gardens of the Moulin Rouge, circa Shows were given inside the elephant.

This is exactly how I picture women in the Wild West, drinking alcohol and carrying guns. I love how they still look classy with their skirts on. This is my first pin for this board and Im excited to learn more about women in the Wild West. Please visit our website @

This is exactly how I picture women in the Wild West, drinking alcohol and carrying guns. I love how they still look classy with their skirts on

Young Winston Churchill in uniform, 1895

Winston Churchill as a young officer circa 1895 .nobody told me Winston Churchill was a Beatle!

Rosa Luxemburg, Simone De Beauvoir and Emma Goldman

simone de beauvoir, emma goldman, & rosa luxemburg on the beach smoking pipes. This an apocryphal caption: de Beauvoir, Goldman, and Luxemburg didn't actually know each other. but isn't it pretty to imagine the possibility of these women together?

World War I Nurse, 1917    Repinned by in Pensacola, FL

From the previous poster: WWI Nurse - 1917 Red Cross Motor Corp. An amazing look back in time, the Nurse is beautiful, but i'm also drawn to the beautiful curves on the bonnet (hood) and that front right wing upto the windscreen (windsheild)

Women's temperance movement

The Five Causes of Prohibition

Prohibition: Women like this would come together because they were against alcohol and drinking. They would make up mottos like "Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours", stating that they will have no interest in anybody who drinks.

American Gothic with its models.

Grant Wood’s American Gothic. The models are Grant Woods sister and dentist…. Wallpaper and background photos of Grant Wood’s American Gothic and the couple that posed for the painting for fans of Fine Art images.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Mass in a time of war.

Picture by war correspondent Margaret Bourke-White - American soldiers attend Mass in March 1945 in the bombed cathedral of Cologne.

How times have changed...

Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. bkuschova Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed.

Linda Lawson wearing the Atomic Bomb Crown in 1955. - Vegas

50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be: The winner of the 1950 "Miss Atomic Bomb" Pageant