Really, does it get any more delightful than a pair of card playing Victorian gals sporting top hats? I rather think not! :) #Victorian #19th_century #1800s #photograph #antique #vintage #woman #top_hat #cards
A group of women identified as The Sutherland Sisters (and a man, perhaps their father?) pose in all their long haired beauty. #sisters #women #portrait #Victorian #19th_century #1800s #photograph #antique #vintage
A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.
Olive Oatman's family were Mormons that followed James Brewster... at 13 she and a sister survived the murder of the rest of their family and were captured and traded to the Mohave Indians... they were tatooed on the chin and arms as part of the tribe's puberty ritual... the character Eva on AMC's Hell on Wheels is loosely based on Olive
This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes. It had previously been assumed that the time necessary for a photograph to be exposed was simply too…
EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.