Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Bad Victorian

ALL I CAN SAY, I wish I knew her. An independent, strong woman in a time when women were anything but. Susan B. Anthony—move the hell over.

I found this image somewhere, and can't remember where. Owner, my apologies.

11 comments:

John G said...

This is the most wonderful picture. Ever. Scheduling another tattoo appt as we speak.

Noela Mills said...

Maybe she was a circus performer. Great pic!!

UnaOdd -Lynn said...

This is a wonderful photo. A very independent woman.

I do feel the need to disagree with your second sentence. I think women had to be terribly strong to live the sort of lives most women would have had. I shudder to think of multiple children, factory conditions, illness, corsets, long skirts, coal heat, no air-conditioning, no electricity, laundry, repression, etc.... Lack of independence, you could argue, which makes Susan's (and the other suffragette's) accomplishments all the more impressive. :^)

Love your blog.

Angela Riechers said...

Wow, she looks like trouble. In the best possible way.

傷心 said...

我是天山,等待一輪明月。.........................

Maureen said...

It's the subject matter of the tats I especially like. Woman taming lions, serpents wrapped around trees. Nice.

billyjane said...

it's Maud Stevens Wagner (Feb, 1877 - Jan, 1961),wife of famous tattoo artist charles wagner and first american woman tattoo artist herself.

John Foster said...

UnaOdd Lynn-you are absolutely correct, I was making a metaphorical point, saying the Susan B. was not the only one.

And billyjane— thanks for the I.D.!

The pale observer said...

so we think those are real Japanese full body style tattoos?? Definitely would have loved to meet such a woman in her time!!!

8between3&5 said...

This is Maud Stevens Wagner, but actually she was the wife of tattooist Gus Wagner. She also happens to be my great aunt!

ckw

Ultraviolet said...

she looks like Helen Bohnam Carter's ant!

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