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Article: "The Rise and Fall of Vivian Davis, Bank Robber" (1920s/1930s)

A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin (c. 1910). With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason's daughter during the renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin.

Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (6 July 1886 – 6 November 1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, film actor and writer. Promoted the one-piece bathing suit for women in place of the cumbersome beachwear of early 1900s USA, and was arrested in 1907 while wearing one of her suits on Revere Beach, Mass., for indecency. Performed own stunts in her film roles, including diving 92ft into the sea and 60ft into a pool of crocodiles. Often played fantastical characters such as mermaids.

c. 1860. Collusion between Harry Gordon (pictured, posing as a medium) and fraudster William Mumler (photographer)

Joyce "The Blonde Bronze Bombshell" Bryant, NYC, photographed in 1954 by Philippe Halsman. Raised in Oakland and then Los Angeles, Ms. Bryant entered the performing mainstream in 1940, with her four-octave voice and energetic performances. Nicknamed "the black Marilyn", her records were often banned from the radio for being too suggestive. When billed to appear with Josephine Baker, not wanting to be outshone, she came up with the idea of painting her hair silver - a lasting trademark.

Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape* 664–380 B.C. Egypt, Memphite region, Memphis (Mit Rahina) [*Why describe it as being cynocephalous, I wonder? Isn't it just a baboon, rather than a dog-like ape?]

Untitled [The Devil holding portraits of leading Southern figures during the American Civil War] 1861-1865 Carte de visite, Private collection LL/38774 The portraits include Jefferson Davis, Alexander H. Stephens, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

Ada Wright, 1910, one of 500 suffragettes who marched on Westminster. The police showed such brutality in turning them back that the day became known as 'Black Friday'. In the road outside Canon Row police station, the police picked out Ada Wright. Victor Console of London News Agency Photos, recorded the whole scene. Console's photograph was quickly printed and submitted to the Daily Mirror, where the art editor immediately recognised its visual potential.

Photographs of Russian professionals, late 1800s

Collection of photos of child miners, early 1900s, USA

The photo is a portrait of Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian from Cass Lake, reputed to be 129 years old at the time. It is said that he often spoke of the day when "the stars fell", when he was a child of perhaps 7-10 years of age. If this event was indeed the famously strong Leonid meteor shower of 1833, this would mean he was actually almost 100 at the time of his death. I can forgive him for losing count.