On the low end of the scale are the crib girls, these girls might be put on display in the lower end of the red light district in a short skirt showing their black stockings and enticing men in for a “good time” these were the worn out, no longer youthful, women, often drug addicts or those who could get work no where else.  Photo shows a lady in the 1890’s close to the end of her career.

On the low end of the scale are the crib girls, these girls might be put on display in the lower end of the red light district in a short skirt showing their black stockings and enticing men in for a “good time” these were the worn out, no longer youthful, women, often drug addicts or those who could get work no where else. Photo shows a lady in the 1890’s close to the end of her career.

A Jerome, Arizona, harlot shows off her finery in this photograph that was probably taken in the red light district on Hull Avenue. Some have speculated she may have been intoxicated, given that she is leaning on a wall and appears to have been held steady by the woman behind her.

A Jerome, Arizona, harlot shows off her finery in this photograph that was probably taken in the red light district on Hull Avenue. Some have speculated she may have been intoxicated, given that she is leaning on a wall and appears to have been held steady by the woman behind her.

The "Gun Girl" Irene Schroeder had been a bandit since her teenage days, and was involved in at least 11 murders. One day her gang got into trouble. It came to a bloody two-hour standoff with the police. She tore her clothes off and naked, she stood up proudly and yelled at her men: "If you survive this, I'll sleep with you tonight". She was electrocuted on Feb. 23, 1931, facing her death without fear at the age of 22.

The "Gun Girl" Irene Schroeder had been a bandit since her teenage days, and was involved in at least 11 murders. One day her gang got into trouble. It came to a bloody two-hour standoff with the police. She tore her clothes off and naked, she stood up proudly and yelled at her men: "If you survive this, I'll sleep with you tonight". She was electrocuted on Feb. 23, 1931, facing her death without fear at the age of 22.

Taken in 1899, just after George Hennessey was hired to work for the cattle outfit in Holbrook, this photo, captured at the Fashion Saloon in Winslow, includes several Hash Knife cowboys. The men are identified as (from left) bartender Mike Oyster, Lucien Creswell, Bill Balcom, Frank Black, Cap Begnal, Tom Williams, George Hennessey, Ed Bargman, Doug Johnson, Frank Dane and Johnny Hoffman.

Taken in 1899, just after George Hennessey was hired to work for the cattle outfit in Holbrook, this photo, captured at the Fashion Saloon in Winslow, includes several Hash Knife cowboys. The men are identified as (from left) bartender Mike Oyster, Lucien Creswell, Bill Balcom, Frank Black, Cap Begnal, Tom Williams, George Hennessey, Ed Bargman, Doug Johnson, Frank Dane and Johnny Hoffman.

Soiled doves  by Jaime Lee, via Flickr wearing white chemises & black stockings

Soiled doves by Jaime Lee, via Flickr wearing white chemises & black stockings

Oklahoma Cowgirl

Oklahoma Cowgirl

Chica (Xica) da Silva was an 18th century slave who became a rich, elite woman through her relationship with a wealthy Portuguese diamond miner. Although sexual relations between masters and slaves were common in Brazil, the saga of Chica da Silva is noteworthy because it was a publicly acknowledged relationship. In the 1970s film, actress Zeze Motta (photo) portrayed Chica da Silva.

Chica (Xica) da Silva was an 18th century slave who became a rich, elite woman through her relationship with a wealthy Portuguese diamond miner. Although sexual relations between masters and slaves were common in Brazil, the saga of Chica da Silva is noteworthy because it was a publicly acknowledged relationship. In the 1970s film, actress Zeze Motta (photo) portrayed Chica da Silva.

c. 1920s fashion; bob, cowgirl

c. 1920s fashion; bob, cowgirl

Civil War Brothers in Arms Two | PrintCollection Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths. Created between 1861 and 1865 as a ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm (case) Photograph shows uniform of soldier on right with blue chevrons of an Infantry Sergeant.

Civil War Brothers in Arms Two | PrintCollection Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms holding cigars in each others' mouths. Created between 1861 and 1865 as a ninth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm (case) Photograph shows uniform of soldier on right with blue chevrons of an Infantry Sergeant.

Painted Lady of the Old West

Painted Lady of the Old West

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