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Atlantic City Beach, William M. Vander Weyde, ca. 1905  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/3334091364/in/faves-lauracat/)

Women at Atlantic City Beach by William M Vander Weyde, ca 1905 US (NJ), the George Eastman House Collection

Woman talking on a hand crank oak telephone, 1900

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Un bagno a mare nel 1890.

"Bathing Beauties circa It's crazy to me that this was what women got to relax and soak up the sun in! And now women wear dental floss!

Civil rights activist Elizabeth Victoria Spencer being grabbed by the police during a segregation protest in 1963.

Poor People March in US, 1968

Civil rights activist, Elizabeth Victoria Spencer, is carried away by police during a protest against segregation, August Photo credit: Stringer / AFP / Getty Images

Des cabines de bain mobiles pour se baigner en toute dignité

Des cabines de bain mobiles pour se baigner en toute dignité

Victorian bathing machines were used at the beach so that women and children could bathe in the ocean privately. The bathing machines were wheeled to the edge of the shore, then the women stepped out into the water.

Teen Girl with Friends  Teen girls, all dressed in white, pose with the casket of their friend / sister. Several of them are holding white handkerchiefs.  Gelatin silver print, circa 1900.

Teen Girl with Friends Teen girls, all dressed in white, pose with the casket of their friend / sister. Several of them are holding white handkerchiefs.

Well-wishers tip their hats to the Queen Mary as she is launched in 1934

Cool just watched a mini series about these people. People in Belfast bidding farewell to the ship they just built - the Titanic, 1912

The Sydney Forensic Photography Archive

The Sydney Forensic Photography Archive

Convicted of murder. Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913 Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered.

This is the first time I've seen a fabric screen for the fireplace which makes sense as the fire dies down to ember, the flue is open, and cold air comes down into the room.. I question it's safety but understand.. seems there is some sort of fire but not big

Bath time by the fire. which I had when I was four in a big tin bath on a Sunday.

For 40 years, a Houston woman has gathered hundreds of so-called stereo photos of war and slavery.

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

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