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WOW!!! Gotta love this shot by LIFE’s John Dominis — a female performer skips rope above Chicago in 1955. (John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

During a performance for a Shriners convention, a Sky Dancer aerialist skips rope on a small platform high (at least 20 stories) above the streets of downtown, Chicago, Illinois, July (Photo by John Dominis/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. . . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them."  - Cornelia Fort, WAFS

Photographer Spotlight: Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Photos That Will Hit You Right In The Feels. Graves of a husband and wife of different religions who were not permitted to be buried together. Enjoy RUSHWORLD boards, SCULPTURE GRAVESTONE CEMETERY ART, WEIRD WILD WONDERFUL and UNPREDICTABLE WOMEN HAUTE COUTURE. Follow RUSHWORLD! We're on the hunt for everything you'll love!

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888 Kind of pathetic and sweet. They should have purchased grave lots at a municipal cemetery.

Wow! They had cajones in the 1930s

NYC skyscraper building worker, by Charles Clyde Ebbets. This image gives me the heebie jeebies.

autor zdjęcia: Kirill Oreshkin

Pictures of daredevil Kirill Oreshkin in the midst of some of his most dangerous stunts have earned the photographer the nickname 'Russian Spiderman', thanks to a series of extreme selfies showing him standing on or dangling from dizzying heights.

History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at  Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / 2004; D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004; Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004; Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

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Amazing History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

"New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria 1946 by grammardog, via Flickr  Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross.    This photo was published by Life magazine.

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

Brooklyn Bridge painters at work high above the city, on December 3, 1915

Brooklyn Bridge painters at work high above the city, December 1915 (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)

Gotta love this shot by LIFE's John Dominis a tamale performer skips rope above Chicago 1955

Life magazine took a series of photo's recording the stunts of Betty and Benny Fox on a tiny platform just 45 inches wide, suspended on a girder hundreds of feet high in the Fox Theatre building for the Shriners Convention in Chicago, July 1955

Delivering a dinosaur to the Boston Museum of Science. Photo: Arthur Pollack

nashscribblings: “ undr: “ Arthur Pollock A helicopter delivered a model dinosaur to the city’s Museum of Science (Boston). 1984 ” The year every dog in Boston lost their shit.

CIS construction workers, c.1962    There isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of a crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable. It certainly calls to mind the dramatic pictures of New York construction workers of the 1920s and 30s.

cis construction workers, circa isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of the crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable.

Jong van geest

I so love this picture, look at how happy she is--a freaking great grandma jumping rope // Black and White Photo

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