Lovely picture of Nellie Bly, partial inspiration for "Into the Lair" heroine -- during her Victorian era.
A Victorian couple actually smiling in a photo…
1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons.
Hmmm, parents were anxious about different things in the 1920s. Illustration from 1923 Popular Science Monthly.
Pantaloons- these were generally more leg fitting/ flattering trouser pants. They could range from either very full or moderately full styles. They have been discarded and brought back to the fashion realm numerous times. They were typically nude in color and could be ankle or knee length. Today they are similar to undergarments.
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The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had someone advocate for your rights, you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. On several occasions she was thrown out of her own home, and forbidden access to her children. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". Their rights were in the hands of others. Caroline petitioned...
Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892 Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.
Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). #WWII #History. Nevertheless, she became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan. And, later, she worked to reduce the threat of U-boats, the deadly Nazi submarines. Who would have guessed?