1. Gorgeous Minimalist Flower X-Rays From The 1930s
In the 1930s, chief radiologist at Los Angeles’ Wilshire Hospital, Dain Tasker, took an in depth look at the anatomy of plants using an X-ray machine. The result, a collection of gorgeous images in which flowers have been taken down to their most basic selves, showcasing their simple essence.
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2. Joan Getting Giffy with It
Have you ever seen The Women? It's a kind of a slapstick dramatic comedy starring...Only women! Seriously! In this particular version, the entire cast of more than 130 speaking roles is female. There are several versions but the 1939 one shown here starring Joan Fontaine is the first. Although if you want to get nitty gritty it's actually based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name.
3. Vintage Photos of Woman and Signs
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4. Alice Diamond and the Forty Elephants
The article starts out "The year was 1862, a time when thievery ran rampant in London’s lower class families, when women had little to no rights, and when men held the reins of society..." I'm intrigued! But honestly, they had me at "Who Says A Woman Can’t Be Gangsta?"
I had never heard of Alice Diamond and her notorious London girl gang The Forty Elephants before reading this article on the StMU History Media website. Outside the fact that they ran their all female crime ring in a male dominated world, I find some of the simple tactics they used comical. Especially taking advantage of their womanhood and using their clothing for shoplifting. The women made dresses that were lined with specially tailored pockets and multiple layers of cloth to hide goods between knickers, among a number of other tricks of the trade.