2 July, 2013
dcpast:

1912-1930. “Bathing Beach, [Wash., D.C.]” National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

dcpast:

1912-1930. “Bathing Beach, [Wash., D.C.]” National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

4 October, 2011

“They are here, but they are not here. There are some  identifying fragments, physical evidence of their culture and social  refinement. But what kind of connection can you make with a people who  have been gone for two thousand years? I am looking for the Romans in  England.”—Clive Irving explores the baths of old Blighty.
Photo (Bath, England): Andrew Moore

“They are here, but they are not here. There are some identifying fragments, physical evidence of their culture and social refinement. But what kind of connection can you make with a people who have been gone for two thousand years? I am looking for the Romans in England.”—Clive Irving explores the baths of old Blighty.

Photo (Bath, England): Andrew Moore

(Source: condenasttraveler)

8 September, 2011
cubabeisbol:

A collage of six Cuban players who were members of the All-American Girls Baseball League.
Clockwise from top left with seasons in the league in parenthesis: Isora del Castillo (1949-51), Mirtha Marrero (1948-53), Isabel Alvarez (1949-54), Luisa Gallegos (1948-49), Migdalia Perez (1948-54) and Gloria Ruiz (1948).
According to Cuban Ball, “Women were involved with Cuban baseball from the very beginning. First as fans and later as participants in women’s teams.”
At the Cuban Cultural Center of New York’s Aug. 20 congress on Cuban baseball history, Leslie Heaphy, an assistant history professor at Kent State University and author of Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball, gave a presentation on the history of women in Cuban baseball.
Isora del Castillo is the only women enshrined in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, having been elected in 1997.

cubabeisbol:

A collage of six Cuban players who were members of the All-American Girls Baseball League.

Clockwise from top left with seasons in the league in parenthesis: Isora del Castillo (1949-51), Mirtha Marrero (1948-53), Isabel Alvarez (1949-54), Luisa Gallegos (1948-49), Migdalia Perez (1948-54) and Gloria Ruiz (1948).

According to Cuban Ball, “Women were involved with Cuban baseball from the very beginning. First as fans and later as participants in women’s teams.”

At the Cuban Cultural Center of New York’s Aug. 20 congress on Cuban baseball history, Leslie Heaphy, an assistant history professor at Kent State University and author of Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball, gave a presentation on the history of women in Cuban baseball.

Isora del Castillo is the only women enshrined in the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame, having been elected in 1997.

(via fylatinamericanhistory)

18 August, 2011

todaysdocument:

Suffrage did not come easy. 

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920.  These photos and documents within the records of the National Archives show that the right to vote was not easily won.