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Tea party for a lobster and a hawk, August 1938. “Anne and her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” National Geographic, August 1938.

Dr. Mary Walker. Amazing woman of the 1800's. A physician when most medical schools did not allow women, when even nursing was not considered a fit occupation for a lady.


Lillian Yonally, who was 17 when war broke out, joined the WASPS and trained at the Sweetwater Army Field in Texas flying B25 bombers. She served in the seventh class of the Women’s Flying Training Detachment in which women pilots lead training exercises for male pilots including aircraft tracking both during the night and at high altitude, along with acting as targets for combat training. 38 WASPS were killed during WWII.

April 1938: A female saxophone band known as 'The Silver Sax Six' rehearsing at a South Coast resort. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

1939. Red Cross Nurses

Miss Dorita the Snake Charmer. Photographed by Man Ray, 1930 1930

Robert Doisneau Un enchantement simple, 1950s

Diving Suit

A rare vintage photograph of a geisha or kabuki actress playing an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.

A portrait of a woman riding an ostrich in South Africa, August 1942.

Dec. 7, 1941, 22-yr-old Cornelia Fort became the 1st American woman pilot in a combat zone while flying over Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. While 2 other civilian planes were shot out of the sky, she made it thru' the strafing & landed her plane. She was among the first pilots recruited for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. In March 1943, she was killed by a midair collision while on a ferrying mission to Dallas.

WASP pilot trainees listen to the instructor as he demonstrates aerial maneuvering. WASP pilots remain largely unrecognized to this day despite their keen and dedicated contribution to the war effort in WW2.

Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps, aka the Lumberjills, stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

Vintage Photo - Man with two-hundred-pound boa constrictor - c. 1906

60's Mug Shot


Mug shot,1950

John Philips - New York, 1940

Robert Doisneau - La douche à Raizeux, 1949

Wayne Miller - Orinda, California, 1950.

Victorian transgression

You go GIRLS!

A female archer kneels down with a bow while practicing archery in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., 1954.

at a 1950's supermarket