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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 08:49 AM

The Real Ice Queens

Can’t bear the winter cold anymore? Consider for a moment, this photograph of a woman climbing a glacier in a billowing Victorian skirt. As it turns out, there were more than a few females who braved the ice in petticoats and traversed the world’s harshest environments at a time when wearing trousers was still a serious scandal for a lady. Decades before women even had the right to vote, we were climbing to the top of the highest mountain in Europe and exploring the arctic. So if like me, you’re feeling a little sorry for yourself with your runny nose and thermal layers, it’s time to toughen up as we meet history’s true ice queens

(follow the link for amazing pictures)


https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/02/27/the-real-ice-queens-women-who-the-conquered-the-cold-wearing-corsets/?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Weekend+Conversation+Starters&utm_content=Weekend+Conversation+Starters

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Response to janterry (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:08 AM

1. I really have trouble wrapping my head around photos like this.........



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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:33 AM

3. I think she has dug her heels into the snow

for security.

(Those are terrible hiking shoes, lol!)

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Response to janterry (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:12 AM

5. actually, I did not notice. thanks for the heads up.

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Response to janterry (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:28 AM

2. A-maaaazing. But not surprising, really...

and it reminds me in a much more relatable way...
A quote about Fred Astaire:
'Sure he was great, but dont forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did…backwards and in high heels.’
(Cartoonist Bob Thaves)

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:43 AM

4. I thought that, too especially since

their boots had heels.

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Response to janterry (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 06:09 PM

6. I have absolutely have no problem with those layers during the cold. It's the idea of wearing them

in the Texas heat that sends me screaming.

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