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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.

1912 fashion

A portrait of a Mother and her seven daughters don't often see people in these old photos that are beautiful by modern standards. These girls are unusually beautiful. Hard to guess which one is the mother.

Mademoiselle Tristesse

Long Island kids in the at Jones Beach. We spent many summer days at Jones Beach. Love the bathing suits!

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane at Cooper Medical College, Stanford University

Vintage medical photo with Vincenz Czerny and Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center.

Brighton Swimming Club, 1853. Intriguing photo. The hats and poses, especially the one doing what looks like a yoga move.

Brighton Swimming Club 1853 Love the tall tall hats! Pretty racy for the time! What a hoot!

President Kennedy has a breakfast conference with his daughter Caroline in the residence area of the White House in 1961.

President Kennedy has a breakfast conference with his daughter Caroline in the residence area of the White House, 1961

These ads aren't real but they'd be so cool if the Smithsonian used them. Boost new membership/audience

Historically HARDCORE

Smithsonian: Historically Hardcore History is so much more bad ass than us

Rare photo of a Female Samurai... Most Awesome Picture EVA! She is my new hero!

Rare photo of a Female Samurai.

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the 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.

September 1939: A 10 year old girl named Kazimiera Mika mourns over her sister who was killed by German matching gun fire in Warsaw, Poland

collective-history: A ten-year-old Polish girl named Kazimiera Mika mourns over her sister’s body. She was killed by German machine-gun fire while picking potatoes in a field outside Warsaw, Poland, in September of (AP Photo/Julien Bryan)

A penny farthing built for two...

Are they having fun? :) <> How'd you like to have to wear that lady's get-up when you jump on your bike? (vintage tandem bike, bicycle, whew) To those bike riding pioneers who worked the kinks out for us - hats off!

Then and now photos. I'd be afraid if I turned around and saw Hitler's ghost in my Eiffel Tower picture

The History Channels advertising campaign .history really can be interesting and fun

Victorian portraits .... I don't know what he said to her, but it sure got a reaction! I just love this - puts a smile on my face!

Victorian photo booth

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

Measuring bathing suits on Palm Beach to ensure they conform with regulations introduced by the beach censors. (“Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force measures the suit of Betty Fringle)