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Two women deliver ice in 1918 and do their patriotic duty to staff the work force while men fought in World War I.

from Mail Online

World War One wasteland: Haunting rare images show apocalyptic destruction on the Western Front

1918: The Hotel de Ville in Arras, Northern France, looks more like a medieval ruins after it was heavily shelled during World War One

Orthopedics; feet of Chinese woman, bound, compared with tea cup and American woman's shoe. World War 1 era. 1000 years of institutionalized gender-based intentional crippling. Truly horrifying. The novel, Snow Flower and The Secret Fan, has a good description of the torturous process that young girls went through to destroy their feet.