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Harris P. Mosher lecturing at Harvard Medical School in 1929. The giant skull was made in the 1890’s.


Two ladies do high kicks while posing atop Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point in the Yosemite National Park; ca. 1900


Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston, were waitresses at Yosemite National Park hotels. They loved to pose for photographers on Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point, 3000 feet above the valley. The photographers then turned the pictures into best-selling postcards autographed by Tatch. Wearing a long wide skirt she danced and did high kicks, announcing by her clothes that it was a woman doing these feats. Tatch liked to get as close to the edge as possible. (Source)


“Tired of shoveling snow?” Sergt. Robert G. Evraets uses a flame thrower to clear a path through the frozen Governors Island; ca.1947


Carl Oscar Henning Forslund. First person in Sweden who got fined for speeding on 26 may 1900

That reckless rascal! Out impressing the ladies no doubt.

That reckless rascal! Out impressing the ladies no doubt.

Police constable Karlsson could outrun the car. Here is a picture of the police report.