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Doughnut Girls: The Women Who Fried Donuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of World War I


During World War I, the Salvation Army sent women to France to lift the spirits of the soldiers – and to serve them comfort food. Their food of choice? Hot donuts. The women became known as “Doughnut Girls,”



When America entered the hostilities in April 1917, Evangeline Booth (USA National Commander) placed the entire Salvation Army in the USA on a war-service basis.

Hostels and service centers were established adjacent to military camps and when the American Expeditionary Force went to France, Lt-Colonel William Barker was dispatched to see how the Army could best serve them. In response to Barker's request to "Send over some Lassies", Evangeline dispatched a group of eleven handpicked officers, including four single women believing that quality mattered more than quantity. More officers followed and Salvation Army huts, rest-rooms and hostels soon sprang up wherever the American troops were stationed, some right at the front line where the women as well as men were in danger from shells and gas.


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In October 1917, Ensigns Helen Purviance and Margaret Sheldon, decided to lift the spirits of the troops by providing some real home cooking. With only flour, sugar, lard, baking powder, cinnamon and canned milk at their disposal it was agreed that they would make and serve Doughnuts. The dough was patted into shape by hand and fried, seven at a time, in a small pan. The tempting fragrance of frying doughnuts drew the homesick soldiers to the hut and they lined up in the rain waiting for a taste. Although the Ensigns worked late into the night, only one hundred and fifty were served. The next day the number was doubled and later, when fully equipped for the job they served up to nine thousand doughnuts daily.


Stella Young, a "Doughnut girl" holding a rolling pin and donut mold.


Stella Young holding pan of doughnuts.


American sheet music celebrating the Salvation Army “Doughnut girls.”


A Salvation Army poster for the campaign.

The soldiers cheered the doughnuts and soon referred to the Salvation Army lassies as "Doughnut Girls" even when they baked apple pies or other treats. The simple doughnut became a symbol of all the Salvation Army was doing to ease the hardships of the frontline fighting men, the American Expeditionary Force was nicknamed "The Doughboys" and from being viewed with an attitude of scepticism the Salvation Army soon became the most popular organization among the troops in France.


Frying doughnuts.


The work of the Salvation Army.


Frying doughnuts.


Salvation Army volunteers traveled overseas to set up service “huts” located in abandoned buildings near the front lines where they could serve baked goods, 1920.


Women of the Salvation Army relied on ingenuity to serve up thousands of donuts to WWI soldiers.


Donut Lassies serving troops in the trenches during WWI.


Donut Lassies serving a wounded soldier.


Helen Purviance serving in France.



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Copenhagen after May 5th, 1945: Rare Color Pictures From the Days around the Liberation of Denmark


During most of World War II, Denmark was first a protectorate, then an occupied territory under Germany. The decision to invade Denmark was taken in Berlin on 17 December 1939. On 9 April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark in Operation Weserübung and established a de facto protectorate over the country. On 29 August 1943 Germany placed Denmark under direct military occupation, which lasted until the Allied victory on 5 May 1945.

Contrary to the situation in other countries under German occupation, most Danish institutions continued to function relatively normally until 1945. Both the Danish government and king remained in the country in an uneasy relationship between a democratic and a totalitarian system until the Danish government stepped down in a protest against the German demands to institute the death penalty for sabotage.

Over 3,000 Danes died as a direct result of the occupation. An effective resistance movement developed by the end of the war, and most Danish Jews were rescued in 1943 when German authorities ordered their internment as part of the Holocaust.

The occupation of Denmark ended on 5 May 1945.

These rare color pictures from The National Museum that captured street scenes of Copenhagen from the days around the liberation.






















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Amazing Color Photographs of the Blackfoot and Their Homelands in Northwestern Montana


Pittsburgh native Walter McClintock graduated from Yale in 1891. In 1896 he traveled west as a photographer for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition’s Blackfoot Indian scout, William Jackson or Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Jackson introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana.



Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies.

Like his contemporary, the photographer Edward Curtis, McClintock believed that Indian communities were undergoing swift, dramatic transformations that might obliterate their traditional culture. He sought to create a record of a life-way that might disappear. He wrote books, mounted photographic exhibitions, and delivered numerous public lectures about the Blackfoot.

























































 

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32 Amazing Vintage Photographs of Finland in World War II


In 2013, the Finnish Defence Forces put an archive of 160,000 WWII-era photographs online. The images record the war years from 1939 to 1945, spanning three conflicts the Finns recognize as the Winter War (against an invading Soviet Union), the Continuation War (striking against the Soviets alongside the Germans) and the Lapland War (against the Germans for control of Lapland). Below are some of amazing images from the collection.


A soldier with a pack Reindeer, on slippery ice, near the tiny village of Nautsi, in northern Lapland, Finland, on October 26, 1941.


Flamethrower in action in the woods near the village of Niinisalo, on July 1, 1942.


Pilots in flight above Jämijärvi, on July 17, 1942.


Propeller-driven snowmobile near Haapasaari, Finland. The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Tank Corps between 1918 and 1945.


Looking out toward approaching aircraft with binoculars and listening with a huge acoustic locator.


Finnish tank crew, July 8, 1941.


Evacuation of civilians, on July 1, 1941.


Hitler's visit to Finland. Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, made a brief visit to Finland in June of 1942.


Anti-aircraft fire over Suomenlinna, Helsinki.


The Soviet bombing of Helsinki, on November 30, 1939. On this day, the Soviet Union invaded Finland with 21 divisions, totaling some 450,000 troops.


A wounded man is carried away after bombardment of a civilian area.


The bombing of Helsinki. The main building of Helsinki University, on Senate Square, burns during the night.


A street scene after enemy bomb attacks.


Finnish anti-aircraft crew in action in Helsinki.


Icicles hang inside a bombed-out building in Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia).


A Finnish armored train.


An experiment in troop transportation in cold weather.


At the Hämeenlinna war dog school.


Street fighting in Medvezhyegorsk, Russia. The town was occupied by Finland for three years.


Some of an estimated 400 Russian soldiers killed in a battle, on February 1, 1940.


A downed Russian plane.


Destroyed by bombing, tram lines are repaired in February of 1944.


Two girls, in ruins near Martin's Church in Turku, Finland.


Russian prisoners of war.


A barge lifts a wrecked locomotive.


The hospital's bomb shelter in Mikkeli.


Aftermath of a bombing attack.


Soldiers carry a wounded man on a path.


Vyborg Cathedral, after the bombing.


Stuka dive-bombers fly over, Immola, July 2, 1944.
 

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Edit: Forgot to mention, when I saw the ISS I also noticed something else moving close by. After checking the mission page I learned it was the SpaceX Dragon craft that departed from the space station a couple hours before these images. Nice accidental observation.

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A Day in the Life With "The King of Cool" Steve McQueen in 1963


In the spring of 1963, already popular from his big-screen breakout as one of The Magnificent Seven and just a couple months away from entering the Badass Hall of Fame with the release of The Great Escape, Steve McQueen was on the brink of superstardom.

Intrigued by his dramatic backstory and his off-screen exploits — McQueen was a reformed delinquent who got his thrills racing cars and motorcycles — LIFE sent photographer John Dominis to California to hang out with the 33-year-old actor and, in effect, see what he could get.

Three weeks and more than 40 rolls of film later, Dominis had captured some astonishing images — photos impossible to imagine in today's utterly restricted-access celebrity universe. Here, a series of pictures from what Dominis would look back on as one of his favorite assignments, along with insights about the time he spent with the man who would soon don the mantle, "the King of Cool."


At his bungalow in Palm Springs, Steve McQueen practices his aim before heading out for a shooting session in the desert, 1963.


Steve McQueen driving on Sunset Strip, 1963.


Steve McQueen and Neile Adams, his first wife, target-practice with their pistols in the California desert, 1963.


Steve McQueen and Neile Adams, his first wife, in the California desert, 1963.


McQueen works out at the gym at Paramount Pictures while making the movie Love With the Proper Stranger opposite Natalie Wood, 1963.


Steve McQueen lifts weights, 1963.


McQueen takes a call in the living room of his eclectic home in Hollywood, 1963.


Steve McQueen and his wife Neile Adams lounge on the patio by the pool at their Palm Springs bungalow, 1963.


Steve McQueen, Palm Springs, 1963.


At his Palm Springs bungalow, Steve McQueen puts on a record, with LPs by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and Frank Sinatra scattered at his feet, 1963.


Steve McQueen dances with his wife, Neile, 1963.


Steve McQueen with his wife, Neile, 1963.


Steve McQueen takes a lunch break during a motorcycle race with Bud Ekins, his friend and stuntman for The Great Escape, 1963.


Steve McQueen makes a stop at a grocery store in Pearblossom, Calif., to get some treatment for race-bloodied hands, 1963.


McQueen takes a deep swig of a tall, cool drink, 1963.


Steve McQueen on a camping trip, 1963.


Steve McQueen in his sleeping bag on a camping trip, 1963.


Steve McQueen, 1963.


Steve McQueen, 1963.


With his dog, a Malamute named Mike, by his side, Steve McQueen takes in the scenery, California, 1963.

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35 Cool Snaps of Men Posing With Their Cars in the 1930s


Here is a cool snap collection that shows men posing next to their cars from the 1930s, some of them were 1920s models.





























































 

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Ethnic Costumes of Russia in Gorgeous Color Photos


These photos were taken in 1979 by Aleksandr Bozhko during ethnographic expedition around different regions of Russia. The costumes themselves date mostly from the 19th - early 20th centuries and are from the collections of different ethnographic museums of Russia.


"Kichka" headdress from Ryazan province


Ethnic dress from Ryazan province


"Soroka" headdress


A dress from Arkhangelsk province


Traditional bridal dress from Arkhangelsk province


Bridal headdress from Voronezh province


Festive dress of Northern regions


Traditional headdress from Novgorod province


Ethnic costume of Tula province



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Old West in Color: Colorized Pictures of Cowboys From the Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries


A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend.


Portrait of a cowboy from 1887

A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos.

Here is an amazing collection of colorized pictures that shows cowboys from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.


A man sits at the frontage of buildings in Atlanta, Georgia, 1864


A cowboy in a saloon bar, Wyoming, circa 1888


Getting ready for a cattle drive, circa 1889


A King of the Plains, circa 1898


A round-up in Colorado, 1898


Ready to go, circa 1898


Australian bullock drivers, circa 1900


Cowboys in a saloon bar, circa 1900


In a Deadwood bar, South Dakota, 1900


Portrait of a young cowboy, circa 1900


A cowboy stands in front of his cabin, Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901


Man on a knoll overlooking the grazing herd at LS Ranch, Texas, 1907


The horse wrangler, Bonham, Texas, June 1910

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18 Vintage Photos of a Young Jamie Lee Curtis From in the Late 1970s and 1980s


Pictures of young Jamie Lee Curtis peek into the early days of the American actress and author who first made headway in her acting career in the 1978 horror film Halloween. In the years since, Curtis has become a household name, not to mention one of the best American actresses working today. But before all the fame and fortune, and yogurt commercials, Jamie Lee Curtis was quite the looker as evidenced in this slideshow of what Jamie Lee Curtis looked like when she was young.





































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Eglon Hendrik van der Neer A Lady Playing a Lute in an Interior
 

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Pietro Antonio Rotari Portrait Of A Russian Girl In A Blue Dress And Headdress
 

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