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Got A Girl Crush On: These Pizza-Loving “Suffragettes”
We have far too much love for this photo/caption to ruin it  with a little fact-checking. Thank you, brave women, for paving the way for what is (quite literally) every weekend of our lives.

“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”

(via Cult of Aphrodite Vintaga: rookiemag: fat-grrrl-activism)

Got A Girl Crush On: These Pizza-Loving “Suffragettes”

We have far too much love for this photo/caption to ruin it  with a little fact-checking. Thank you, brave women, for paving the way for what is (quite literally) every weekend of our lives.

“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”

(via Cult of Aphrodite Vintaga: rookiemagfat-grrrl-activism)

Got A Girl Crush On: New York City’s Miss Subways

Apart from having one of the coolest museum experiences in town*, the New York Transit Museum acts as a fantastic historical troubadour of this awesome city — told through its public transportation system. The Meet Miss Subways is one of my favorite anecdotes in New York’s underground history.

In an exhibition currently showing at the museum, Photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer track down and catch up with the former beauty pageant contestants, turning out a lovely portrait series.

(Read more here)

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*In full disclosure, I did an internship in the New York Transit Museum’s Archives and am probably a tad bit partial regarding the awesomeness of the NYTM.

Got A Girl Crush On: The simple and whimsical collages of Katrien de Blauwer

Belgium based artist Katrien De Blauwer combines only two images in each piece, yet magically creates a fascinating & mysterious story. Oh, and don’t even get me started on her amazing color palette, created solely through found images and found paper that she somehow manages to maintain throughout her entire, huge, gorgeous portfolio. Love with a capital L.

…And, as a little post-nod to the Oscars, here are three pieces from Katrien’s series, “Cinematic Cuts”:

(via: The Jealous Curator)

Got A Girl Crush On: Gordon Park’s photos of Helen Frankenthaler in her New York Studio

More like Helen Babenthaler How did I manage to receive an Art History degree without realizing how adorable this woman was?

Got A Girl Crush On: British Motorcyclist, Olga Kevelos

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Olga Kevelos was a British Motorcycle trials and enduro rider in the fifties and sixties. She was the only woman who ever won two gold medals at the International Six-Day Trial. 

Got A Girl Crush Obsession On: The Forgotten Lumberjills of WWII
Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps, aka the Lumberjills, stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war. Of course, there were also some major stereotypes which had to chopped down along the way:


They faced prejudice from the male forestry workers, as this was pure manual labor and they weren’t expected to be tough enough. Needless to say, they proved them wrong. Their hands became calloused, they developed strong muscular arms and legs - not traits of a “real lady" at the time, but they relished the freedom and fresh air even if it did cause many aches and pains! I can imagine that many were unwilling or uncomfortable to return to indoor-domestic lives IF their husbands returned. For those who joined when young, or if widowed and having to start afresh, I believe it gave them a strong core confidence, and the toughness to go on alone.


Seriously, though. When someone inevitably makes a movie out of this, will someone please get a hold of me? I’ll need to raid the wardrobe.
Read more about the Lumberjills here!

Got A Girl Crush Obsession On: The Forgotten Lumberjills of WWII

Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps, aka the Lumberjills, stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war. Of course, there were also some major stereotypes which had to chopped down along the way:

They faced prejudice from the male forestry workers, as this was pure manual labor and they weren’t expected to be tough enough. Needless to say, they proved them wrong. Their hands became calloused, they developed strong muscular arms and legs - not traits of a “real lady" at the time, but they relished the freedom and fresh air even if it did cause many aches and pains! I can imagine that many were unwilling or uncomfortable to return to indoor-domestic lives IF their husbands returned. For those who joined when young, or if widowed and having to start afresh, I believe it gave them a strong core confidence, and the toughness to go on alone.

Seriously, though. When someone inevitably makes a movie out of this, will someone please get a hold of me? I’ll need to raid the wardrobe.

Read more about the Lumberjills here!

Got a Girl Crush On: Jennifer Greenburg’s time travel photos, Revising History

Similar to Debbie Grossman’s “My Pie Town” which re-imagined a body of images originally photographed by Russell Lee for the FSA in the 1940s, Greenburg manufactures photos by replacing certain individuals in found vintage photographs with herself.

"I commandeer source material from someone else’s life thus taking over their memories to call my own. There is something inherently false in a family snapshot. Every childhood appears, in images, as idyllic. Every family is depicted as loving and close knit. And often, when we look back at our own images, we co-opt the fantasy that the photograph has created for us. We replace our original memories with something photography has sold to us. It is with this in mind that I have created a body of counterfeit images that depict fictitious memories."

Read more: Jennifer Greenburg’s time travel photos, “Revising History” — a Q&A

(via retro renovation)

Got a Girl Crush On: Suspect 11554
Now, really. Who wouldn’t want to throw back some suds with this surly hell-raiser while listening to stories about her Midwest delinquencies?
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Got a Girl Crush On: Suspect 11554

Now, really. Who wouldn’t want to throw back some suds with this surly hell-raiser while listening to stories about her Midwest delinquencies?

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Got a Girl Crush On: A witchy Clara Bow!

Got A Girl Crush On: Ninalee Craig On Being Photographed by Iconic Photographer

Ninalee Craig, the woman in Ruth Orkin’s iconic 1951 “American Girl in Italy,” talks about her time being photographed by Ruth Orkin.

She’s now 83 years old. The orange shawl is the same one she wore in the 1951 photo.

(via photojojoReddit)