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Taxi in 1886 Japan. Photography by Adolpho Farsari

vintage everyday: Old Colour Photos of Japan in 1886 by Adolfo Farsari

World War I Nurse, 1917    Repinned by www.eddiemercer.com in Pensacola, FL

From the previous poster: WWI Nurse - 1917 Red Cross Motor Corp. An amazing look back in time, the Nurse is beautiful, but i'm also drawn to the beautiful curves on the bonnet (hood) and that front right wing upto the windscreen (windsheild)


The stunning Maude Fealy - was a star of the Edwardian stage and silent films. She had a tempestuous love life that included several marriages and a lesbian affair. This beautiful portrait is from a vintage postcard.

Photograph by Edward Linley Sambourne, Kensington, London, 1906.

keep woman deteailed make background psychadellic or cartoon-ish Kensington, London June / Edwardian photograph / Girl running / long dress, plaits, hat /

Brooklyn, 1950s

This era is so awsome! Brooklyn, Wish we could go back to that time. How hot do those boys look!

This Edwardian photograph was taken in 1912 of a mother and 7 beautiful daughters.

A portrait of a Mother and her seven daughters don't often see people in these old photos that are beautiful by modern standards. These girls are unusually beautiful. Hard to guess which one is the mother.

Photographs of Us: Black sharecropper mother homeschooling her children, January 1939 in Transylvania, Louisiana.

"Negro sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and alphabet in home." - January, 1939 // by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. From Shorpy

This woman's job was to wake people up to go to work. She was called a "Knocker Up". She waited until she knew the person was awake before moving on to the next person's house.

A knocker-up was a profession in England and Ireland, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time.

vintage everyday: 100 Interesting Vintage Photos of Women Pictured From Behind Over Last Century

marblefeet: Kensington London, 27 June 1906 by Edward Linley Sambourne From The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Children as young as 13 were making matches at London's Bryant & May factory, earning very little for 12-hour days in conditions which exposed them to "phossy jaw," an affliction caused by exposure to phosphorus. When an exposé about their horrific treatment was published, the company tried to tamp down the accusations—but this only led to a huge walkout. As a result, Bryant & May agreed to better working terms.

11 Photographs of Historic Women's Strikes Around the World

Shared comment: Victorian match girls 1888 worked in terrible conditions, 14 hours a day for very little wages. Phosphorous used in making matches caused hair and teeth loss, yellowing of skin and phossy jaw, a type of facial bone cancer.


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Notting Hill, North Kensington, London (9 March 1906) by - Edward Linley Sambourne

Edwardian girls Notting Hill, North Kensington, London, 1906 by Edward Linley Sambourne