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Confederate spy, Rose O'Neal Greenhow, "Wild Rose," poses with her daughter inside the Capitol Prison in Washington, D.

Inspiring

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

The real Rosie the Riveter - Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17-year-old (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a picture of her on the job. That image was used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geraldine_Doyle

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from.

KRAMPUS, In the old days, Krampus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as Santa's slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)

What a powerful image.

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

George and Elizabeth Custer, 1864.

General George Armstrong Custer and his wife Elizabeth Bacon Custer. After his death, she became an outspoken advocate for her husband's legacy through her popular books and lectures.

Florence Nightingale 1858 - this is one of my favourite pictures of her. I love the serious, thoughtful expression.

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a nurse during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers.

8 November 1875, the revolutionary, feminist, writer and martial artist Qui Jin, the "Woman Knight of Mirror Lake", was born in Xiamen on the southeast coast of China.

Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc,” Qiu Jin (秋瑾) a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women.

1866 "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...." It's after the war now. The comment at the bottom, in French, means "I hate you." Hmmmm.....

Victorian husband & wife (rare to see affection of couple during the Victorian mourning era immortalised for all to see) perfect!

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