I just saw this on Retronaut -- which is a great site. I follow them on Facebook.

 

Derby girl

 

Article link: http://www.retronaut.com/2012/08/black-cats-roller-derby-woman-c-1800s/

 

It made me think of Blane from "Beast Behaving Badly" by Shelly Laurenston. Love that book! Derby girls are fierce!