Beauty in a well-tailored riding habit -- per LascaSartoris, this is Selika Lazevski, photographed by Felix Nadar in 1891. See https://bfequestrian.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/selikalazevski/ for an appreciation. She was an écuyère – riding high-school dressage in French circuses in the nineteenth century.
A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)
This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II. *There's a lesson here that all parents should teach their children about overindulgence. *The more you have the less valuable things are. *Unfortunately most adults need to learn the same lesson.
Empire State Building Trivia and Cool Fact *Located at 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets) in New York City. How tall is it? *The total height of the building, including the lightning rod, is 1,454 feet. The height of the building from the ground to its tip is usually given as 1,250 feet. The measurement from the ground to the 102nd floor observatory is 1,224 feet and from the ground to the 86th floor observatory is 1,050 feet.