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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.

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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…

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Deadwood -- Joanie Stubbs

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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.

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Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

Infographic | Vanderbilts Explained | Famous American Families | Gilded Age | #american #history #people

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Lovely young lady w/ a book. Judging from the hairstyle and what I can see of the dress, I will place this image circa 1873.

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Emmeline Pankhurst, the founder of the Women's Social and Political Union and a leading light in the suffragette struggle to gain women the vote - Britain - 1903

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In most red light districts, French girls were segregated to their own houses, often by choice. French women of the demimonde in the West sometimes charged a bit more, but boasted better knowledge of sex and much cleaner houses than their American counterparts. – Courtesy Jay Moynahan –

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Laura Bullion was a female outlaw of the Old West. Most sources indicate Bullion was born of German and Native American heritage. Laura Bullion was a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang; her cohorts were fellow outlaws, including the Sundance Kid, "Black Jack" Ketchum, and Kid Curry.

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