Tongolele (Yolanda Montes): Vintage real photo postcard
Born in Spokane, WA Tongolele had a diverse ethnicity. Her father was Spanish and Swedish and her mother was French and English. Her maternal grandmother was Tahitian, which makes sense since Tahiti is part of French Polynesia. She began her dance career when only 15 and would go on to become one of the top burlesque dancers in Mexico, and also very active in the Mexican film and TV industry.
Image description: On Saturday, the Navy christened a new research ship the “Sally Ride” after the first U.S. woman and youngest person in space. It is the fifth current ship named for an astronaut.
Photo from the U.S. Navy
the person doing the christening is dr. tam o’shaughnessy, ride’s partner of 27 yrs. sally ride was not just the first woman and youngest person in space: she was also the first lesbian in space - likely, the first lgbtq person in space.
I know we shared this before but finding out that this ship was christened by Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy was something that required re-sharing.
Just a minor note that Sally Ride was not the first woman in space or the youngest person in space- Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman and first civilian to fly in space when she went up in 1963 for the Soviet space program. Tereshkova was also younger than Ride when she went up, though cosmonaut Gherman Titov, who was only the fourth person to reach space, still holds the record for youngest person in space. Sally Ride holds the claim for the first American woman and youngest American to enter space.
E. O. Hoppé, Metro Station at the British Museum, London, 1937
Formation flight Sunday.
Byzantine Bronze Horse Padlock, c. 6th-10th century AD
A hollow-cast padlock modeled as a standing horse, elliptical in section with notched mane, ring-and-dot detailing to the flanks and legs; hinged bar forming the tail with loop for attachment, hole to the head to accept the lower end of the bar, hole to the chest to accept the key.
Martin Crieff the dragon pilot and Good Old Gerti on the job because Rory
News of the Great War from 100 years ago today, clipped from the front page of the September 14, 1914 edition of the El Paso Herald of El Paso, Texas.
The Abduction of Helen
Oil on canvas, 306 x 367 cm
Museo di Roma, Rome
Belle Baker (as the title character of Betsy) with Borrah Minnevitch (Minevitch), leader of the Harmonica Symphony Orchestra, 1926.
Photograph by the White Studio, via NYPL
Princess Leia by Terry & Rachel Dodson