Mata Hari. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web.
Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, was a German spy during World War I. She was born in the Netherlands and was executed by a French firing squad outside of Paris after she was exposed as a spy. She began as a German spy, and there is some debate as to whether she was later a double agent for the French, before reviving her alliance with the Germans. Mata Hari has since been a symbol of espionage and seduction.
I chose an image of Mata Hari because I think that she is a very striking and unique character. She played a vital role as a spy at a time when many women were either housewives, nurses, or factory workers. I was drawn to this particular photo because of how regal she looks. All of her attire and accessories are very expensive, so she had to have been very financially successful in order to acquire these riches.