Karuwaza and "kyokugei" have the same meaning in Japanese, but in the modern age, karuwaza was used mainly for tight-rope walkers. They moved lightly, and performed acrobatics. In 1866, they also performed abroad and gained popularity.
When WWII broke out in 1942, Lee Miller (2d from the right) became a war correspondent for "Vogue" and one of the only female photojournalists to cover the front line in Europe. Talented and brave, her photos documented life at the front -- including US liberation of concentration camps. // In Vogue - Purple Clover - Purple Clover
Wigan Pit Brow Lasses (Sometime in the 1860s). Women were able to be coal miners in the U.K. until 1842 when it was outlawed for women and children to work in the mines. So they moved to the equally dangerous, highly industrialized work in the pit brow, cleaning and processing the coal. More information here: http://www.wigan.gov.uk/pub/council/borough-life/issue16/pitbrow.htm