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

Beautiful young woman from Townsville, Queensland.

Beautiful young woman from Townsville, Queensland.

Operator Molly with Telephone

Operator Molly with Telephone

Old cowboy pic.  Western.

Old cowboy pic. Western.

Shades of the Wild West: In an astonishingly atmospheric image taken in 1887, a group of men loiter in an alley known as 'Bandit's Roost' off Mulberry Street

The slumdogs of New York: The remarkable images opening a window into the squalor, poverty and deprivation endured by immigrant families in an unrecognisable 19th century New York

Shades of the Wild West: In an astonishingly atmospheric image taken in 1887, a group of men loiter in an alley known as 'Bandit's Roost' off Mulberry Street

Miss America 1924

Miss America 1924

motor scooter in 1916

motor scooter in 1916

Elaborate Scrollwork Royal Portrait - "MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" - Steel Engraving - c1840

Elaborate Scrollwork Royal Portrait - "MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" - Steel Engraving - c1840

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