"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Newspaper Clipping(s) of the Day

Back in February, I did a post showcasing those fearless, irrepressible Ladies of the Illustrated Police News.  I had fun putting it together, and it seemed to go over well--I had no idea there was such a market for Victorian women with horsewhips--so I couldn't resist presenting a sequel.  As I have said before, the Illustrated Police News is the lazy blogger's gift that keeps on giving.  It's time to overturn some more stereotypes of the meek, helpless, strait-laced Victorian female!

The ladies of the IPN didn't pull any punches!











The ladies of the IPN had pioneering child-care methods!







The ladies of the IPN were career women going into business for themselves!







The ladies of the IPN were brave!













The ladies of the IPN were plucky!






The ladies of the IPN were heroic!



The ladies of the IPN were incorrigible!



The ladies of the IPN were scandalous!



The ladies of the IPN were lively!







The ladies of the IPN were powerful!


The ladies of the IPN were troublesome!




The ladies of the IPN were life-savers!




It never paid to cross the ladies of the IPN!
















The ladies of the IPN scoffed at mere prison walls!




The ladies of the IPN stared Death right in the face!



The ladies of the IPN knew how to travel in style!





The ladies of the IPN knew what was important in life!



The ladies of the IPN knew how to stay cool!



And, of course, the ladies of the IPN had an unbeatable way with words.



The ladies of the IPN:  Not even the bears could resist them.





[Note:  All images via the invaluable British Newspaper Archive.]

2 comments:

  1. As always, they were quite the crowd. I like the women using their umbrellas to shield the policemen.

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  2. I like all the sassy women bicyclists.

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