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.
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.
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.
Colonial soldier with German women, 1919. In the period following World War I, French colonial troops were used as part of the Allied occupation of the German Rhineland, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles. Germ Hitler wrote about the Black Shame in Mein Kampf, decrying the "negrification" of Europe. His government would later sterilize 500 or so mixed-race children born of African servicemen and German women (the so-called "Rhineland Bastards"),
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.