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A Sikkimese woman carrying a European man on her back, West Bengal, India, c. 1900 ... uh, so many questions here ...

In case anyone was in doubt about the true nature of colonialism. Bengali colonial woman carries a British merchant on her back. India, 1903 via ‏

1800 Black Cherokee Princess

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Dr Kei Okami of Tokyo, Japan, was one of these three visiting  women  training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia duri...

1885 -- Anandibai Joshi of India, Keiko Okami of Japan, and Sabat Islambouli of Syria -- each became the first licensed female doctors in their respective countries. The three were students at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Deplorable segregation;  Leonard Freed; Women’s Prison, New Orleans, Louisiana;1965

Fun in the white female quarters of the racially-segregated New Orleans City Prison. By Leonard Freed,

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

An ashamed mother puts her four children up for sale in Chicago. Many people were forced into rather bizarre circumstances, such as Mr. Chalifoux, as they faced eviction and struggled to put food on the table. case for humanity & the lack thereof

WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev  (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.

Feodor Vassilyev from Russia sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman: 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and

Victoria de Prusia. One of Queen Victoria's grand children.

The Stories of Queen Victoria’s Grandaughters: Princess Viktoria of Prussia

Mujeres bomberas en Pearl Harbour, 1941

Katherine Lowe is the second woman from the right. From Getty: "Women fire fighters during a training exercise at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, during World War II.

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