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In 1955, at the age of 67, Emma Rowena Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire 2,168 mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail. A mother of 11 and grandmother of 23, #GrandmaGatewood is now considered a pioneer of ultra-light hiking. She even hiked the entire trail again in 1960...and then AGAIN at the age of 75 -- making her the 1st person to hike the Appalachian Trail 3 times.    Whenever you doubt your abilities, remember the story of Emma Rowena Gatewood.  Then get up...and GET…

Emma Rowena Gatewood, better known as Grandma Gatewood, first woman to hike Appalachian Trail. She did it in 1955 age wearing Keds sneakers & carrying an army blanket, raincoat, & plastic shower curtain which she carried in a homemade bag.

Nora Hildebrandt at age 22 became the first tattooed woman to be exhibited in America.

first woman to tour America exhibiting her tattooes inked by her father while they were captured by sitting bull.she has 365 tattoos!

Artoria Gibbons, the Tattooed Lady, circa 1920s.

From a vintage postcard of Artoria Gibbons, the Tattooed Lady, circa Gosh she musta been a rebel!

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First Look: Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo - The Cut History lesson.

Damas tatuadas Betty Broadbent 09

A História das Damas Tatuadas do século 19

39 Astonishing Vintage Portrait Photos of Tattooed Ladies From the Late and Early Centuries

tuesday-johnson:ca. [cabinet card portrait of Frank Howard, “The Tattooed Man”], C. Weed “ via the Syracuse University Library, Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs ”

Gorgeous Vintage Photos of Tattooed Ladies in the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries

39 Astonishing Vintage Portrait Photos of Tattooed Ladies From the Late and Early Centuries

GOLD RUSH: Prospector and his partner in the Alaska gold rush c. 1900

Working Dog: This picture was taken in the early near Seward, Alaska. It shows a gold prospector and his pack dog. He is preparing to leave for the summer prospecting season. He, and his dog, appear to be well equipped.

Vintage tattooed lady

Irene Woodward poses in a little dress to show off her famous tattoo body suit « « Ratta Tattoo