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The Geisha’s Grandparents, a Loving Japanese Couple in Old Age, by Okinawa Soba

Vintage photos of two beautiful sisters unknown names, but this picture is just beautiful they look like two dolls

Vintage photos of two beautiful sisters unknown names, but this picture is just beautiful they look like two dolls

Old woman portrait by Felice Beato

Asian - Portrait of an elderly woman in kimono. The vast majority of century Japanese portraits were of younger women, so this example is a rarity.

Mother and children. 1920’s, Japan. Image via mudra51 on Flickr

What a lovely photo - +~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Japanese Mother and her children.

Editha by William Henry Jackson, 1903

Editha by William Henry Jackson, 1903 09786 "Editha". Photochrom print from a cyanotype by William Henry Jackson for the Detroit Photographic Co., copyrighted 1903 (cropped from the original portrait format).

1840s

Eduard Biewend and his Bride, Feodore 7 July Don't see historic pictures like this very often.

Sisters? I love their expressions and pose. More like her at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/

Cabinet Card: Two Anonymous Women [Sisters?] Lead, South Dakota, Photograph By Miss Kemp. These two woman are probably in mourning dress. Elderly widows often remained in mourning for the rest of their lifes.

Empress Wangrong (1906-1946), consort of Emperor Xuantong,(Henry Puyi) the last Emperor of China.

Empress Wangrong consort of Emperor Xuantong,(Henry Puyi) the last Emperor of China.

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'

Rita Levi-Montalcini Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor.

cartermagazine:  Today In History ‘Clara “Mother” Hale, humanitarian who founded the Hale House, a sanctuary for drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS-infected babies in Harlem, NY, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on this date April 1, 1905.’ (photo: Clara Hale) - CARTER Magazine

cartermagazine: “April 2016 Today In History ‘Clara “Mother” Hale, humanitarian who founded the Hale House, a sanctuary for drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS-infected babies in Harlem, NY, was born in.

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