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harlem, 1970s

Harlem, New York City in the Fashion styles of hot pants, knee high boots, women's knit top sweater, men's checkered suit and afro hair styles. Can't get any better than this.

1922 beach police.  Law, no swimsuit higher than 6 inches above the knee...my but how things have changed!!!

"June Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee

“Female Samurai”, late 1800s. An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者?) was a female warrior. Members of the samurai class in feudal Japan, they were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

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