Lotta Crabtree smoking a cigar. She was a major singer-actress in the 1880s earning up to 5K a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million.

Lotta Crabtree smoking a cigar. She was a major singer-actress in the 1880s earning up to 5K a week and when she died in 1924 she left an estate worth 4 million.

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930s or so.All cities had houses of prostitution,the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town the army  quarantined the women on a river boat. Biddy…

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930s or so.All cities had houses of prostitution,the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town the army quarantined the women on a river boat. Biddy…

Deadwood -- Joanie Stubbs

Deadwood -- Joanie Stubbs

actress and philanthropist, Lotta Crabtree

actress and philanthropist, Lotta Crabtree

Evita, First Lady of Argentina. She grew up in poverty after her father abandoned her family. When she was 15 she moved to Buenos Aires to be an actress. Less than 10 years later Eva met & married Juan Peron who would eventually become the presdient of Argentina. Eva died of cancer when she was 33.

Evita, First Lady of Argentina. She grew up in poverty after her father abandoned her family. When she was 15 she moved to Buenos Aires to be an actress. Less than 10 years later Eva met & married Juan Peron who would eventually become the presdient of Argentina. Eva died of cancer when she was 33.

Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp on the right in 1937. She's standing with Vinolia Earp Ackerman, sister of Mabel Earp Cason, who was Sadie's co-biographer with her sister. They stopped at Earp, CA, enroute to Tombstone to do research for Jose's memoir. From the Boyer Collection.

Josephine Sarah "Sadie" Earp on the right in 1937. She's standing with Vinolia Earp Ackerman, sister of Mabel Earp Cason, who was Sadie's co-biographer with her sister. They stopped at Earp, CA, enroute to Tombstone to do research for Jose's memoir. From the Boyer Collection.

Kate Vaughan in Lallah Rookh at the Novelty Theatre.

Kate Vaughan in Lallah Rookh at the Novelty Theatre.

1920S | Kid Street Fun 1920's | PrintCollection

1920S | Kid Street Fun 1920's | PrintCollection

Maude Adams

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