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Early 1930s dance marathon contestants. A chance for food and money -  if they hang on.

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.

Writing Prompt: Historical photos

Writing prompt for upper elementary. May be controversial but helps teach real history and gets them to www their point of view to create lasting impact

Lowell Mill Girls | The Lowell Mill Girls: Truly Striking Women - Home

The History Place - Child Labor in America Lewis Hine Photos - Faces of Lost Youth. Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. in Macon, Georgia.

Police woman with gun in hand, 1909.

"You're under arrest hairball!" An early Symmzinnati police woman nabs her perp. “Suffragette posed in police uniform to illustrate woman police concept, Cincinnati, Ohio” - Bain Collection, Library of Congress

Mugshot of François Bertillon.  Age: 23 months.  Crime: Gluttony; nibbling all the pears from a basket. October 17, 1893.  (François's father was the inventor of the mugshot.)

Mug shot for gluttony. French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October

August 1936. "Migrant cotton pickers at lunchtime. Near Robstown, Texas." by Dorothea Lange

In From the Fields: August Migrant cotton pickers at lunchtime. Near Robstown, Texas. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name "K.V. Switzer," making her the first registered woman to run the race. Switzer was attacked during the race by a marathon official, a picture of which Reddit user Sir_ImP posted today.

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Female worker bottling ketchup at the original Heinz factory circa 1897. Pittsburgh, PA.

Female worker bottling ketchup at the original Heinz factory circa 1897. Pittsburgh, PA. [600 x 582]

Female worker bottling ketchup at the original Heinz factory circa Pittsburgh, PA. My grandfather worker for Heinz 30 years later in Chicago.

Depression family

Dorothea Lange - People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, August 1936 [via Shorpy]

1930s couple dancing during a dance marathon.  These couples would dance for cash prizes.  One would sleep while the other continued to dance.

couple dancing during a dance marathon. These couples would dance for cash prizes. One would sleep while the other continued to dance.

What appeared to be an innocent truckload of lumber, turned out to be a bootlegger's vehicle loaded with prime scotch when the Los Angeles Federal Prohibition Agents smelled the odor of a broken bottle. Investigation disclosed a cleverly conceales trapdoor of board ends leading to the interior, from which 70 cases of liquor were taken. The device is said to be the most ingenious ever caught here. (10/23/1926)

Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a “lumber truck”. Los Angeles , 1926 during prohibition.

Dutch liberation day

On May the Netherlands was finally liberated from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Here are some iconic Dutch liberation day photos

Women protesting in their bathing suits eating pizza.

In early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men.it was a custom at the time… (what really? I want to hang out with my girls in my bathing suit and eat pizza)

Women being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits which reveal too much leg. Chicago, 1922

Women being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits which reveal too much leg. Chicago, 1922

Female firefighters at Pearl Harbor (1941).

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

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