Monday, 3 August 2015

Rare Historical Photos # 10 — Women’s Special Edition

A female mason overlooking the city of Berlin — Circa 1900
A female Lockheed engineer fixing a P-38 lightning in Burbank, California 1944
A group of female pilots exiting their B-17, Pistol Packin’ Mama Circa 1941-1945
A Muslim woman covers the Star of David of her Jewish neighbour to avoid prosecution,
A Dutch woman refuses to leave her husband, a German soldier, after Allied soldiers captured him. She followed him into captivity — 1944
Women’s Liberation Coalition March in Detroit, Michigan —1970
A female Samurai warrior Circa late 1800s
A suffrage activist protesting after "The Night of Terror" (1917)
A captured Soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman — 1941
A concerned mother of seven, Florence Thompson, worrying about her children during the infamous Dust Bowl 1936
An L.A police officer looks after an abandoned baby napping inside her desk drawer 1971
A woman sipping a cup of tea mid the ruins following the devastation of the London Blitz 1940
American aviator and author Amelia Earhart was the first woman to navigate across the Atlantic Ocean 1928. She mysteriously disappeared on July 2, 1937
American nurses arriving to help out in Normandy, France — 1944
A 106-year-old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47 1990
Anna Lee Fisher became the first mother in space — Circa 1980s. Apart from her work with NASA, she was an American chemist and an emergency physician.
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman posing in a swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency — Circa 1907. She was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress, and writer.
Brave Parisian women shielding their children from German sniper fire 1944
Ellen O’Neal was one of the first professional female skaters 1976
Elspeth Beard was an Englishwoman who attempted to circumnavigate the world by
motorcycle. Her trek lasted 3 years
Erika the 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the
Soviet Union
October 1956
Young women boxing on a Los Angeles rooftop 1933
Female railroad workers gathering for lunch 1943
Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army May 4, 1945
Filipino guerrilla, Captain Nieves Fernandez, shows a US soldier how she killed
Japanese soldiers during the occupation
Medicine Students in Afghanistan — 1962
Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel — 1926
Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon despite
attempts by the marathon organiser to stop her — 1967
Komako Kimura, a well-respected Japanese suffragist, marches in New York October 23, 1917
Leola N. King was America’s first female traffic cop, Washington D.C 1918
Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, stands next to the code she wrote by hand which was used to take humanity to the moon 1969
Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War — 1936
Maud Wagner was the first female tattoo artist in the U.S — 1907
Photographer Margaret Bourke-White atop the Chrysler Building 1934
Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier — Circa 1917
Sabiha Gökçen from Turkey was the first female fighter pilot 1937
Sarla Thakral from India’s was the first female pilot at only 21 years of age 1936
Simone Segouin, an 18 year old French Résistance fighter, during the liberation of Paris 19 August 1944
Women lifting heavy blocks of ice 1918
The first female basketball team was from Smith College 1902
The first group of women sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps 1918

The Ladies of the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club 1973

Volunteer firefighters at Pearl Harbor Circa 1941-1945
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail 1961
Winnie the Welder October 1943
Women’s Home Defense Corps Training during the Battle of Britain  1940
Women’s League Roller Derby, New York 1950

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