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New York, New York. August 24, 1918. Two young women contribute to the drive to gather peach pits which are ground up to a charcoal powder and used to filter the poison out of gas warfare. This was during WW1.

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.

Historic photographs from around the world…

Historic photographs from around the world…

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Transorbital Lobotomy curio Medical oddity Walter by briankubasco,

After the fire. The Command Module of Apollo 1 that took the lives of astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee, 1967

Sir Alexander Fleming, inventor of Penicillin - changed the world.

William Fairfield (Gen. 3) Salem witch trial jury selection, 1692

William Fairfield Salem witch trial jury selection 1692

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One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

Victorian Women Smoking

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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.

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

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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.

10 Places Begging To Be Investigated

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Peter Ingalls, Laura's cousin, went to live with Laura and Almanzo on their farm to help with the farm work after the couple contracted diphtheria, leaving Almanzo partially lame.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

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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.

Most Beautiful Women in the World | Ephemeral New York

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The last boat accepted at Ellis Island - 1950 - photo by Ernst Haas

THE PHOTOGRAPHY FILES: Ernst Haas

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The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880′s These photos of a morass of telephone wires in New York City were taken in 1887 and 88, only a little more than 10 years after the telephone was first patented…