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An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley.

1945: Actress and rodeo champ Betty Miles poses for an epic pic.

An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860.  She was named Phoebe Ann by her mother, but called Annie by her sisters. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

Annie Oakley was born on August 13, 1860. She was named Phoebe Ann by her mother, but called Annie by her sisters. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

vintage everyday: This Is What America’s Immigrants Looked Like When They Arrived on Ellis Island

vintage everyday: This Is What America’s Immigrants Looked Like When They Arrived on Ellis Island

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