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    There is something about financially stable men chasing after barely legal women and then calling these women gold diggers like why donโ€™t u date someone is out of college and has a job instead of a twenty year old with debt ๐Ÿ˜• it seems to me that u deserves to be robbed


    Very funny when i see a rich old man crying about how his young beautiful wife takes everything in the divorce. Karma bitch.


    Colorized footage of the legendary Annie Oakley speed shooting with her Winchester rifle, November 1, 1894


    โ€œWhen a man hits a target, they call him a marksman. When I hit a target, they call it a trick. Never did like that much.โ€ - Annie Oakley


    Idk who Annie Oakley is, but sheโ€™s so cool!


    Annie Oakley was. BEAST of a marksman.

    When she was fifteen, she went head-to-head in a shooting contest with a prize of $100, against a travelling exhibition marksman (Frank Butler). She beat him handily, and won the $100 (equivalent to over $2000 today). Please note that it was a shot-for-shot match, and he lost on the TWENTY-FIFTH clay pigeon (so it was a moving target, too). Twenty-five shots in a row, Annie hit them ALL.

    This, understandably, resulted in Frank, who drank his respect women juice, to be like โ€œWow that is super hot and Iโ€™m in love.โ€ They ended up getting married pretty soon after that, but didnโ€™t have any kids (but IMAGINE IF THEY DID. A FAMILY OF SHARPSHOOTERS).

    Some of her โ€œtrickโ€ shooting (in other words, absolute badass nearly impossible shots given the sights on guns at the time and such) included:

    Splitting a playing card clean in half from thirty paces while it was place on its edge.

    Taking off the burning end of a cigarette placed in her husbandโ€™s mouth, from thirty+ paces.

    Having someone throw a DIME into the air, and shooting it clean through.

    She was lauded by Chief Sitting Bull for her marksmanship when he saw her blow out a candle with one shot, without damaging the wick or the candle itself.

    Into her sixties, she continued breaking records as well as being a vocal womenโ€™s rights activist. She, in her later years, shot 100 clay pigeons in a row from 15 meters.

    She died in 1915, and her husband was so consumed by grief that he stopped eating and died 18 days later because he couldnโ€™t stand to be apart from her.

    After her death it was discovered that her ENTIRE fortune (a tidy amount) had been secretly given to several charities, womenโ€™s rights groups, and her family in the last few months of her life.

    She was legendary, and received numerous titles to go along with her abilities, but my favorite is definitely Annie Oakley, Little Sureshot of the West.


    Have to jump in and add my โ€œwill never stop trying to dismantle historical clothing mythsโ€ two cents - sheโ€™s quite visibly wearing a corset under that dress in the video. Iโ€™m not an Annie Oakley historian or anything, but many of the images of her from early in her career are styles where thereโ€™s clearly a corset under the outfit:ย 


    (hella corseted, though I wouldnโ€™t be surprised if a little 19thc. โ€˜photoshopโ€™ was used to make her waist look even smaller, because they did that a lot)


    (less obvious to modern eyes, but sheโ€™s absolutely wearing a corset under this edwardian pouter pigeon style blouse/dress)

    (Please donโ€™t add any โ€˜omg despite not being able to breathe or move and probably fainting all the time?!? this woman did this in a CORSET!?! AMAZING!!โ€™ BS to this. - just pointing out that women lived lives and did stuff wearing the styles and garments that popular culture likes to unfairly demonize today)


    History All Day

    โ€œAnnie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 โ€“ November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her talent first came to light when at age 15 she won a shooting match against traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler, whom she later married. The couple joined Buffalo Billโ€™s Wild West show a few years later. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state.โ€


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