Ballooners, 1895, France.
I wish today’s extreme athletes dressed like these gentlemen.
From Anna Held´s Fencing girls. Circa 1900
How timely! I am currently writing a story about women fencers. But mine do not look like this. I have the feeling that, in 1900, this was a Naughty Postcard. Lookit those legs! Woohoo!
Friend of mine just went to a fencing femme’s wedding. The pictures on facebook are pretty much the best…since they ended up turning the dance floor into a piste, because what else could they do, really?
Baseball team composed mostly of child laborers from a glassmaking factor, Indiana, August 1908, by Lewis Hine (LOC)
tough hats jr edition
Associate Justice James Moore Wayne: Great Supreme Court hair, or GREASTEST Supreme Court hair?
A member of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition plays the bagpipes for an indifferent penguin, 1904.
Well I don’t know, maybe a penguin appreciates that sort of thing
Gaucho of the Argentine Republic, 1868.
I am a mature, adult historian…
(source: The Ozaukee County Advertiser, June 20, 1855.)
“Thereby disgracing the 19th century.”
(Source: Cedarburg Weekly News, March 13, 1889.)
The 19th century is ashamed of you, timid minds!
Members of the Brighton Swimming Club (a.k.a. “The Brighton Bulge”)