The Olden Days
Some things from the olden days were fun some were cute some were hilarious. Some were not very politically correct! Take a wander through the moments captured for posterity of ages gone by. Remember you can click through images to more information where this exists. @lindyasimus
OLD CHUM - Old Faithful Shop
Cirque Du Monteigene, Paris 1867.
The term "hobo" has a variety of possible origins: hoboes were not tramps or bums, but migratory workers. Hoboes during the Great Depression were often fathers who had lost their jobs. Sometimes they were women looking for work, or teenagers whose parents could no longer afford to feed them. 2 million men and 8000 women road the rails during the Dirty Thirties. As many as 6,500 hoboes were killed each year.
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Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott Cooper
Economy class seating on a Pan Am 747 in the '60's. May be a staged pic
Alpha Kappa Alpha @ Univ. of Kansas 1917
Memento mori photographs were often taken of children who died, So many children died in these days. Photographs were very expensive- as much as a week's wages - and this may be the only photograph the family would have of their child. Mother holding her daughter. You can see the father on the left.
Store window of a doll shop, 1920s
vintage everyday: Vintage Photos of Women in Sport
Women detectives learning how to arrest a perp.