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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

The Gambler: c. 1912

The Gambler: c. 1912

An obviously posed photo of a woman gambler brandishing her weapon. Celebrity Art Co., Boston, c. 1912. View full size.

Gamblerette

I'm a French girl (I love this site BTW) and I'm fond of this picture. I often put it as my photo on chats on the web, and people who know me always think it's me! I incredibly look like her, and it is quite impressive! Does anybody know more about the lady or this picture? Thanks!

She kinda resembles Theda

She kinda resembles Theda Bara.

women and guns

this site has the prettiest women with guns it makes you wonder

Have we seen another photo

Have we seen another photo with this model? She looks very familiar. She's not quite "On a Pier" but maybe another one...?
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