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    1922 Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits and showing a little leg.

    1937 - Two women showing uncovered legs in the public place for the first time. Toronto

    "Kovno, Lithuania, Jewish women before their murder by Lithuanian militiamen. They lined them up, stripped, made them run to the ditch, shot them in the head, and such executions they repeated over and over. Men, women, children, babies all killed by the 1000's. Imagine if it were you there, watching and knowing what was about to happen. We can only imagine what these women were thinking as they ran towards a ditch that they knew was to become their grave in just a few more seconds."

    "Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon.

    Policemen measuring Peggy Graves' swimming costume, to check whether it meets minimum clothing requirements [1933]

    Louis Réard, the inventor of bikini, with a model in 1946. The idea of a suit “smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit” struck him when he saw women rolling up their beachwear to get a better tan. He named his creation bikini after the Bikini Atoll, which was the site of nuclear weapon tests. Words like “atomic” were beginning to be used by the media to describe something sensational and indeed, the shock the bikini would eventually cause would equal that of the bomb.

    52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

    Clara Immerwahr - one of the first women to get her PhD. Killed herself after her husband Fritz Haber, himself a chemical genius unleashed the use of chemical weapons on the world in WWI.

    In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men.

    Beauty prize winners, 1922

    Colonial soldier with German women, 1919. In the period following World War I, French colonial troops were used as part of the Allied occupation of the German Rhineland, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles. Germ Hitler wrote about the Black Shame in Mein Kampf, decrying the "negrification" of Europe. His government would later sterilize 500 or so mixed-race children born of African servicemen and German women (the so-called Rhineland Bastards"),

    I love the fact that there is a special apparatus for drawing the stocking seam on your leg during WWII's stocking shortage

    Mailman N. Sorenson poses with his heavy load of Christmas mail and parcels, 1929. Chicago History photo.

    The Strange Case of Jeremy Bentham: At his request, he was taxidermied after his death. Supposedly, the process to preserve the head went terribly wrong and left his face showing lack of expression therefore, unattractive. So, his head was replaced with the wax substitute and for a time was placed on the floor between his legs. It now sits in storage, safe and sound.

    bathing suits, 1922.

    Corporal punishment for rolled stockings, 1922, Chicago. Chicago Tribune: “Here’s what happens when a “flapper” is caught wearing rolled stockings in Chicago. Miss Mildred Richards of Evanston started something when she playfully threw popcorn in a Chicago movie house. She was evicted from the theater, and later brought to court for having created a disturbance. Then it was found she had violated a recent edict warning against rolled stockings. Justice Witkower sentenced her to two whacks.”

    Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

    Young women arrested on a Chicago bathing beach for wearing “lewd” bathing suits, 1922

    Beauty Contest, 1922

    Experienced women pilots were eager to join the WASP. One of which was Hazel Ying Lee. She became the first Chinese American woman to fly for the United States military.