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Man Sweeping Floor of New York Stock Exchange after Crash. 1929.

Man Sweeping Floor of New York Stock Exchange after Crash

This 'Dictionary of Old Occupations' can be very interesting. Add these details and definitions to the "notes" in your tree to make it come alive. #genealogy

Family Tree Researcher: Dictionary of Old Occupations - Index

Putting on a crinoline, 1850-1860

"He knows my arithmetic's so bad that I'm bound to bungle up the budget. So he's patient!" Women, right? So helpless.

Community Post: Sexism In 30 Vintage Ads

Frank Abagnale Jr. became notorious for impersonating a pilot, a doctor, and a laywer while in his early 20s. He was arrested at 21 by the French police, and later hired by the FBI to teach them his fradulent tricks. He started his own consultating agency, educating corporations, financial institutions and government agencies. --- The movie Catch Me If You Can is based on him.

The Lunatic Ball was an event often held by the Victorian Asylum system. The doctors would dress the patients up and sell tickets to rich folk to come and spend an evening dancing with lunatics.

Table of vibrators. Until the 1920s, female patients thought to be hysteric were treated by having their genitals massaged until the patient had a "spasm". Obviously, this was actually an orgasm. Doctors welcomed the introduction of mechanical devices to achieve the same effect, because they made it much easier and less fatiguing for their hands. Early Sears-Roebuck catalogues contained a page of vibrator devices that could be ordered.

Vintage Vibrator Ad. The first vibrators were developed for doctors to treat hysteria, and who could more quickly deliver the curative "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm), after which the patient would feel very much improved for a time.

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Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. 1860). Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).

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1960s Vibrating Massager. Haha! Five minutes does the job. Give it to her.

Nicholas II - ill prepared and unprepared to become Tsar / > Such a sorrowful photograph of the Tsar. No one will ever know his thoughts...

This was a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. When men came into town, they were sneakingly given these kinds of cards at the train station up until the 1930's or so. All cities had houses of prostitution, and the women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era. It was considered "normal" to have these brothels, they paid taxes etc. During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in 1 town, the army quarantined "doves" on a river boat.

Diversidade since 1920.... Imagine their struggles! Awesome

A civil rights protest in Los Angeles, 1965. Photo: Charles Brittin.

A Zippo lighter from the Vietnam war

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Harley and Davidson

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.