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Elin Wägner standing next to 351,454 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914

Elin Wägner standing next to signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914 Women were demanding rights in many countries around the world during that time period,

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon circa 1930's. This hilarious image was taken at the Merry Garden Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois,1931. Believed to be the longest recorded dance marathon in history. This particular contest began on August 29th 1929, and didn’t stop until April 1st 1931!  Mike Ritof and Edith Boudreaux claimed first prize of $ 2,000 cash, and the marathon record. Unbelievably they danced for a total of 5,152 hours and 48 minutes!

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon, ca. Dance marathons started as a popular fad in the and when organized dance endurance contests attracted people to compete to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.

Bonnie & Clyde

The real "Bonnie and Clyde" Bonnie Parker, born October photographed here in 1933 with Clyde Barrow.

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.

Father Daughter Time...Priceless.

JFK and Caroline Kennedy. Father and Daughter Having a Tea Party at the White House.Being A Father Seemed the Greatest Delight of JFK's Short Life.Especially Since He Came To The Job Late In Life.A Sweet Pic.

Salvador Dalí and a young Yves Saint Laurent

Salvador Dali and Francois-Marie Banier, Paris, photo by Alecio de Andrade. This is not a photo of the young Yves St Laurent with Dali, as most everyone seems to believe. via voxsart

"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. . . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them."  - Cornelia Fort, WAFS

Photographer Spotlight: Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Hate

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

In the Warsaw ghetto,Irena Sendler got infants out in the bottom of her tool box & she carried in her truck a sack for larger children. Her dog she trained to bark when Nazi soldiers let her in & out of the ghetto.Soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog & the barking covered the kids noises.She SAVED 2500 KIDS.She was caught & the Nazi's broke her legs & arms.She hid the names of the kids in jars so they could reunite with parents,mostly all relatives were killed. Irena died at 98…

Irena Sendler A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler died in During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out

The 1st and only woman Medal of Honor recipient: A statue in her honor | Medal of Honor News

Mary Walker - The only woman ever to win the Congressional Medal of Honor was best known during her life as a feminist, abolitionist, surgeon. and the woman who insisted on wearing pants! Mary Edwards Walker was one of America's first female doctors

Remembering A Hero

Remembering A Hero

Susan B. Anthony attempting to vote. Seems like we haven't come all that far...women, unite!!

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.

what she did; what we can do.

On December 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. She was arrested for not giving up that seat.

Corrie Ten Boom - missionary

Christ is Deeper Still

Corrie Ten Boom: Corrie Ten Boom is a glowing example. During World War II Corrie and her family rescued Jews from slaughter by hiding them in their house. The Ten Booms were betrayed, caught, and .

Iconic photograph: "Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)  Via: vancouverhistory.ca

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

WWII goodbyes “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.

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