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.
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.
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
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 The couple went on to found the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth.
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.
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.