March 25th was the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 146 people died, 125 of them were women, were killed because of little safety equipment, poor construction, and the bosses locking the doors. Because of this horrifying fire laws changed, sweatshops were eradicated in the US.

The film at this link is mainly about sweatshops in other countries. 

PBS has a good documentary on the fire.

whataboutbobbed:

a group of Girl Scouts earn their badge in watermelon eating, 1919

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middleland:

Sowers Market, Crooksville, Ohio by Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society on Flickr.

middleland:

Sowers Market, Crooksville, Ohio by Perry County Historical and Cultural Arts Society on Flickr.

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librar-y:

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. Euclid Beach.

librar-y:

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. Euclid Beach.

justthetwoofthem:

F. Scott Fitzgerald & Zelda Fitzgerald

This is not a picture of them.

justthetwoofthem:

F. Scott Fitzgerald & Zelda Fitzgerald

This is not a picture of them.

F Scott, Zelda, and Scottie’s gravestones in St Mary’s cemetery in Rockville, Maryland
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F Scott, Zelda, and Scottie’s gravestones in St Mary’s cemetery in Rockville, Maryland

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marypickfords:

Billie Burke, circa 1908.

marypickfords:

Billie Burke, circa 1908.

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"When Sara [Mayfield] asked what [The Sun Also Rises] was about, Zelda scoffed: ‘Bullfighting, bull slinging, and bull[sh]…’"
— Sally Cline, Zelda Fitzgerald
"By all accounts Fitzgerald was a fallen-away Catholic, married to a Protestant, a college drop-out, a drunk, an irresponsible child all his life, an exhibitionist, who with his wife became the poster couple for a lawless, bawdy, free living, sexually prolific, selfish, gluttonous, crime-driven and immoral time period…"

A St Mary’s parishioner on why F Scott Fitzgerald was not allowed to be buried in the cemetery. Scott was instead buried a mile and a half away in a Protestant cemetery, him and Zelda were not interred in St Mary’s until 1975 at the urging of Scottie Fitzgerald.

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I just realized that I have hardly ever seen a wrongly captioned picture of Scott Fitzgerald. The only one I’ve seen is that sepia one with a couple. But I’ve seen at least 5 different pictures wrongly attributed to Zelda. Wonder why that is?

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