Category:
Women

Birth of the Pearl

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 19, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Movies, Sexuality, Myths and Fairytales, 1900s, Women

Occupation: Woman

The year 1850 was also a time when one large life insurance company's records showed its first policy issued to a female, reports the American Council of Life Insurance. She was one Caroline Ingraham, 36, of Madison, N.J. The policy register of November 19th, which contains the entry of Miss Ingraham's policy, lists her occupation as "Woman."

Dixon Evening Telegraph - Nov 19, 1976

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 18, 2020 - Comments (3)
Category: Jobs and Occupations, Gender, Women, Nineteenth Century

Laura Bullion, Pard to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid




Wikipedia says:

Members of the Wild Bunch nicknamed Laura Bullion "Della Rose", a name she came by after meeting Kid Curry's girlfriend Della Moore. Often, Bullion also was referred to as the "Rose of the Wild Bunch". When her boyfriend Ben Kilpatrick and she fled east to evade the law after a train robbery in 1901, the couple traveled under the names "Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Arnold".[7]

In an arrest report following the train robbery, dated November 6, 1901, Bullion's name is filed as "Della Rose" and her aliases are stated to be "Clara Hays" and "Laura Casey and [Laura] Bullion". The arrest report lists her profession as prostitute.[5] According to a New York Times article, she was "masquerading as 'Mrs. Nellie Rose' at the time of her arrest.[8] The same article also mentions the suspicion that she, "disguised as a boy", might have taken part in a train robbery in Montana. The paper cites Chief of Detectives Desmond: "I would'nt [sic] think helping to hold up a train was too much for her. She is cool, shows absolutely no fear, and in male attire would readily pass for a boy. She has a masculine face, and that would give her assurance in her disguise."[8] Instead of "Clara Hays", Bullion also used "Clare Hayes" or "Clara Hayes" as a version of her alias. Other assumed names she used at that time were "Desert Rose", "Wild Bunch Rose", and "Clara Casey".[7]


Her gravesite.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 09, 2020 - Comments (0)
Category: Crime, Regionalism, Women, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century

Mary Had a Little Man



The first song's unexceptional, but second one scores high on the Weird Meter.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 20, 2020 - Comments (3)
Category: Music, Myths and Fairytales, 1960s, Men, Women

Follies of the Madmen #458



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 26, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960s, Men, Women

“Give Me a Red Hot Mama and an Ice Cold Beer”



Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 14, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, 1950s, Women, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #450



Why not eliminate half your potential customers by insisting your product is only for men?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 29, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Games, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Men, Women

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