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Gals in overalls and coveralls at Thomas Kay Woolen Mill during World War II

Gals in overalls and coveralls at Thomas Kay Woolen Mill during World War II

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph #ancestry #familyhistory #familytree

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph #ancestry #familyhistory #familytree

women working in factories during ww2 | Denim-clad female workers leaving the factory during WWII

women working in factories during ww2 | Denim-clad female workers leaving the factory during WWII

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.

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.

Dutch civilians cluster on a Churchill tank of 34th Tank Brigade, the first tank to enter Roosendaal, 30 October 1944.

Dutch civilians cluster on a Churchill tank of 34th Tank Brigade, the first tank to enter Roosendaal, 30 October 1944.

http://www.wou.edu/wp/exhibits/files/2015/07/salem_mill_kids.jpg

http://www.wou.edu/wp/exhibits/files/2015/07/salem_mill_kids.jpg

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

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

Workers at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, circa 1900.

Workers at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, circa 1900.

The Independent Women of Sweet Briar - NYTimes.com

The Independent Women of Sweet Briar

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

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

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