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The 1st female gardeners were employed at Kew in 1896 & encouraged to wear men's clothing so as not to distract!

First female gardeners employed at Kew Gardens in London, They were encouraged to wear men's clothing so as not be a distraction ;

Photograph of a mother and a baby on a rainy day, supporting women's rights. During the Vicotrian Era, mothers or married women had very few job opportunities. Women did home-working or consisted of helping in a family-run business. Sweatshops also hired women. Sometimes women were involved in illegal work such as prostitution and kept their earning secret from their husband.

Women were reviled, kicked, beaten, ostracized and battled so women could vote. Don't disrespect their sacrifice by not exercising your vote -- every time you have the chance. -- "An American suffragette proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa "

1890-Bailarina "exótica" 4 El burlesque es lento y voluptuoso y tiene tintes de perversidad (pero dulce)

Horse OR unicorn inspiration. Vintage burlesque dancer, "The Devil's Auction" (stage/theater).

c. 1886-1910, [portrait of two gentlemen seated in front of painted backdrop depicting the Statue of Liberty] via Harvard University, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Department of Photography

[portrait of two gentlemen seated in front of painted backdrop depicting the Statue of Liberty] via Harvard University, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Department of Photography

Vintage Rose Album: Słodka Kruszynka  Looks like my curls as a little girl!

Vintage Rose Album ~ What a beautiful little girl. This is a vintage Polish website, but Chrome will translate for you.

Child's skull before losing baby teeth.A newborn has all his baby teeth, then the adult teeth grow in at 2 years old. This skull of from a 6 year old. Who knew?

Child's skull with baby teeth and adult teeth, Hunterian Museum, London. Until I saw this, I never thought of what was going on in a skull of a child about to get their adult teeth.

Occupational photograph of Victorian match girls, ca. 1888. These girls worked in terrible conditions, for 14 hours a day, and received very little pay for their work. The phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of the skin, and "phossy jaw", a type of facial bone cancer.

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.

Victorian gardener with watering can

This is a lovely clear shot of a gardener outside the greenhouse given a surreal edge by the figure of his colleague seen inside. His jacket has a curious vertical pocket.

June 16, 1903: the U.S. Patent Office registered the trademark of New Bern, pharmacist Caleb Bradham’s new soft drink, #Pepsi.

Patent Office registered the trademark of New Bern, pharmacist Caleb Bradham’s new soft drink,

c. late 1800s: Onna-bugeisha - “Female Samurai"

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

vintage everyday: 28 Photos That Prove Victorians Weren’t as Serious as You Thought

18 Photos Of Victorians Smiling. You never see them smiling because of how pictures were taken but when they do, I feel like it's a reminder that they too were humans and were happy! The first one is one of my favorite photographs.

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Lily Elsie was a popular actress and singer in Edwardian days. Her dreamy beauty was captured in scores of photographs. She posed in many beautiful dresses, but none so frequently as the one seen here.

British Customs and Traditions - Pearly King's and Queen's - London - 1911

Camargue Horse - running along the beach - WAT-15056 Camargue Horse - running along - Photo Prints - 1825609

World class Fashion Education in Galashiels, Scotland and Dubai: Pearly Kings and Queens, would you Adam and Eve it?

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