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Classic late Victorian corset by C/B a la Spirite 32" bust and 21" waist Printed on the interior waistband: "C/B a la Spirite Awarded Gold Medals: Paris Exposition 1889, Chicago 1893."

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Mary McLeod Bethune: Her 1949 Historic Awards

Haitian Medal of Honor & Merit: The first one was Haiti’s highest award, the Medal of Honor and Merit from President Dumarsais Estime. She was the first woman, regardless of race, to ever receive this prestigious award. Based on statements from the President of the Republic of Haiti in 1949, Mary McLeod Bethune received this award for being the “foremost woman of her race in the United States”. Mary Bethune received this medal during the Haiti Exposition of 1949.

The Intercolonial Exhibition Medal, featuring seven women representing each of the Australasian colonies. Engraving by Samuel Calvert, 1867. (Courtesy of State Library of Victoria)


After losing my leg to a rare form of cancer at age 3, I was thrown into the pool for rehabilitation. After having spent a year in hospital whilst doctors tried to manage the cancer amid bouts of chemotherapy and blood transfusions, my parents were eager to have me experience life in every possible way. Swimming quickly became far more than rehabilitation; it became a way for me to live the best life I could. It didn't take long for me to realise that with the right mindset and the right…


Jesse Owens en pleine course aux Jeux Olympiques de 1936 à Berlin, photographie, 1936 (Collection MNS). #Sport #Histoire #Athlétisme #USA #JO #Berlin


In this image taken with multiple exposures, John Daly of the United States, races down the track at the Sanki Sliding Centre during the men's skeleton competition. Tretiakov won the gold medal in the event. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP)