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Medical Futility Blog: How To Die Like a Victorian  [EOL in Art 181]

I was looking around the internet and found this site about mourning. Could you imagine if we took a photo of the five of us mourning someone we lost, . we'd end up giggling.

U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX century. Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

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:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Cabinet photograph of a young nurse. Boy, have nursing outfits changed!

Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969), conjoined twins.  The pretty and talented twins worked in the sideshow and vaudeville (with Bob Hope).  They also appeared in the movies 'Freaks' and 'Chained for Life'.  They had a few short-lived publicity marriages.  They couldn't get work in the 60s and ended up abandoned by their manager and penniless.  They worked at a supermarket the last eight years of their lives.  After not reporting for work, it was  discovered they had died of influenza.

Daisy and Violet Hilton conjoined twins. The pretty and talented twins worked in the sideshow and vaudeville (with Bob Hope). They also appeared in the movies 'Freaks' and 'Chained for Life'

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17 Things Girls Need from their Mothers I love this! I'm reading it with my 5 month old daughter asleep in my arms and am tearing up. I love being her mom and look forward to all the memories ahead. These are good things to remember as she grows up.

In the mid-1930s, an Australian journalist visited Germany to report on the rise of fascism and interview Adolf Hitler. The atrocities she saw there, which included the public beating of Jews, forever changed the course of her young life. Nancy Wake, who died Sunday at age 98, would spend World War II fighting Nazism tooth and nail, saving thousands of Allied lives, winding up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list and ultimately receiving ...

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’" via historicaltimes.tumblr.com

Mary Couchman, a warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.  During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.

Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.

Anna Anderson, the wrong Anastasia

Anna Anderson In Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

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Victorian and Edwardian Interior – 38 Rare Photos Show Everyday Life of People in Their Houses Over 100 Years Ago

vintage everyday: Victorian and Edwardian Interior – 38 Rare Photos Show Everyday Life of People in Their Houses Over 100 Years Ago

May Pierstorff, just short of her 6th birthday, was “mailed” from her parents’ home in Grangeville, Idaho to her grandparents’ house about 7...

TIL after the USPS began offering parcel post, numerous poor families used the service to mail their children to relatives. One girl was mailed to her grandmother 73 miles away for just 53 cents.

Vintage Rose Album: Mom with daughter

Wisdom for Mothers from The Ladies' Home Journal 1905 & grandmothers--read to the end!

Children Mourn Loss Of Mother Ghost Appears 1889 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Children Mourn Loss Of Mother Ghost Appears 1889 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Children Mourn Loss Of Mother Ghost Appears 1889 Reprint Of Old Photo

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Very sad: Twins post mortum. See the stands propping them up.

Victorian Post Mortem Tintypes The deceased were immortalized in photographs during the Victorian era. Victorian After-Death Phot

Haunting photographs of the dead taken in Victorian age

Creepy post-mortem photo of a family and their deceased daughter.

carriage ride

Lindsey, Hassan, and all the families are driven to the burial cite in a horse drawn old funeral carriage. old funeral coach.

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