When a woman mourned for her husband in the 1860’s, she spent a year in morning. Little or no social activities: no parties, , no outings, no visitors, and a wardrobe that consisted of nothing but black. The following year, she is allowed to wear a shorter veil and adorn her gown with black trimmings. During the final 6 months of her mourning period, which can extend to 5 years, she may wear lavender or gray. It was not unusual for a widow to dress in mourning attire for the rest of her life.
Transorbital Lobotomy curio Medical oddity Walter by briankubasco,
Armstrong and Scott with Hatches Open by NASA on The Commons.
Bell speaking into phone 1876
Alexander Graham Bell Speaking into Telephone
Police removing bodies from the Amityville house. On November 14, 1974 Ronald DeFeo killed his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters in their home. His crimes were later made into a book and film named The Amityville Horror.
It is ten years since the seven members of the Columbia crew perished after the shuttle was irreparably damaged on blast-off
Gatineau, Ontario: World's first sunglasses. Referred to as snow goggles, they were made from bone, leather or wood, designed to protect the eyes from snowblindness caused by bright spring sunlight. The first goggles date back 2000 years to the Old Bering Sea culture, who were the ancestors of the modern Inuit. Snow goggles came to Canada with the Inuit about 800 years ago. This example is from north Baffin, is walrus ivory, made between 1200-1600AD.
VICTORIAN AQUARIUM 1870's Style photo Victorian-Aquarium. Lovely.
VICTORIAN AQUARIUM 1870's Style
Reconstructed face of a powerful Viking woman named Estrid, based on the findings in her grave. The social structure during the days of the Vikings were much more family-based than today's society. Viking women travelled and traded together with their men, not restricted to private work at home.
Knallhattens osorterade tankar: februari 2010
The Oregon Vortex (Though it's only 100 feet in diameter, the Oregon Vortex is apparently very scary. Animals refuse to enter it, and people who go inside report seeing very strange things.) When pinner was there she felt a bit dizzy but that was all. They have photos of strange images that have been taken inside of it. Her photos did not show anything.
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PT Barnums living curiosities were a revolving cast. In this undated photo are two albinos, three giants, two little people, and two “circassian beauties". The “beauties” have the blown-out hair on the left. In the 19th century, women from this part of the world were believed to be unusually attractive and widely desired for Middle Eastern harems. Think of them as the cast of a reality show—so real they were actually on display 365 days a year at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum.
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NYC. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem.
The fourth floor landing of the southern staircase in the nurses' building