goggles, gauntlets, and gaitersstylish motorcycle gear, c. 1912 [X]

goggles, gauntlets, and gaiters
stylish motorcycle gear, c. 1912 [X]

from The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-SecLouise Bourgoin and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre(dir. Luc Besson, 2010)

from The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Louise Bourgoin and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
(dir. Luc Besson, 2010)

Cléo de Mérode photographer unknown

Cléo de Mérode 
photographer unknown

the Romanovs, Olga and Tatiana photographer unknown 

the Romanovs, Olga and Tatiana 
photographer unknown 

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.

from “Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice
Rebecca West in The Clarion, November 14, 1913 
(reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982)

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Storyville prostitute, New Orleans c. 1912photo by E. J. Bellocq 

Storyville prostitute, New Orleans c. 1912
photo by E. J. Bellocq