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Santa Claus with a young girl, 1948.

20 of the Most Joyful Christmas Photos of All

WWI facial prosthesis. Scary, but what a difference that prosthesis must have made for that person

WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.

Murder Bottles poisoned many babies in Victorian Times

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

picsofhistory: “ Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she.

40 Vintage Santas

40 Vintage Santas

Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Ken Berends and Bill Burslem practice a soft-shoe with faculty member Joy Merkel in a Santa Claus training class at Santa Claus School,

LOTTA CRABTREE, variety star (1847-1924) Vivacious Lotta was a true child of the Gold Rush. She sang and danced in gold mining camps from the age of nine and held fond ties to San Francisco long after becoming New York's highest-paid stage star. She gave the city an ornate water fountain that survived the 1906 earthquake and still stands today at Market and Kearny Streets.  Photo: SF Performing Arts Library and Museum

The Myth of a Myth: Brushing Your Hair 100 Times

LOTTA CRABTREE, variety star (1847-1924) Vivacious Lotta was a true child of the Gold Rush. She sang and danced in gold mining camps from the age of nine and held fond ties to San Francisco long after becoming New York's highest-paid stage star. She gave the city an ornate water fountain that survived the 1906 earthquake and still stands today at Market and Kearny Streets. Photo: SF Performing Arts Library and Museum

vintage everyday: 28 Photos That Prove Victorians Weren’t as Serious as You Thought

Picture Power: proof that Victorians weren’t as serious as is thought. “A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.

Fathers were not allowed in the delivery room until Jay and Marjie Hathaway found a doctor that allowed Jay to be present for the birth of their son James in 1965. The couple went on to found the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth.

Fathers were not allowed in the delivery room until Jay and Marjie Hathaway found a doctor that allowed Jay to be present for the birth of their son James in The couple went on to found the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth.

Hahaha crazy people

Engraving by Hendrik Hondius portraying three women affected by the Dancing Plague. The Dancing Plague (or Dance Epidemic) of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace (then.

Victorian child criminals

James Donneley AKA James Darley, at the age of just this young man had been in and out of prison, but on this occasion he was sentenced for 2 months for stealing some shirts.

Art Passions Fairy Tales - Gustave Dore Fairy Tale Art illustrations

English: The Childrens Crusade Deutsch: Der Kinderkreuzzug Gustave Dore The Children's Crusade is the name given to a disastrous Crusade by European Christians to expel Muslims from the Holy Land said to have taken place in

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.

Medical clothing worn during time of plague, 1819, Marseille. Plague Doctors would carry a stick or staff as part of their uniform to fend off any infected person who came to close.

Oddities: Medical clothing worn during time of plague, Marseille. Plague Doctors would carry a stick or staff as part of their uniform to fend off any infected person who came to close.

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