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
Yes these women are probably about Cher's age. >> how grandmothers used to look
O Tempora, O Mores: Miss Doyle
In 1913 it was legal to mail children. With stamps attached to their clothing, children rode trains to their destinations, accompanied by letter carriers. One newspaper reported it cost fifty-three cents for parents to mail their daughter to her grandparents for a family visit. As news stories and photos popped up around the country, it didn't take long to get a law on the books making it illegal to send children through the mail.
On January 1, 1913, the then Cabinet-level U.S. Post Office Department first started delivering packages. Americans instantly fell in love with the new service and were soon mailing each other all sorts of items, like parasols, pitchforks and… babies.
Things Your Grandmother Knew: Ironing Board - Not Ironing Bored
If anyone knew "How to Do It" it was this woman!
Lucindaville: Etiquette Wednesday -- Elsa Maxwell
"19 Vintage Photographs Of Stylin’ Librarians: Definitive proof that books are the sexiest accessory of all."
19 Vintage Photographs Of Stylin' Librarians
mickey mantle baseball cards | 1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #150 Baseball Card Value Price Guide
1958 Topps Mickey Mantle #150 Baseball Card Value Price Guide
Summertime and a boy cools off on an ice truck. Boston 1937
OLD CHUM - Old Faithful Shop
Cirque Du Monteigene, Paris 1867.
Image detail for -Hobos of the Great Depression
15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore | Mental Floss
15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore
1905 U.S. Fire ponies from Denver FD Engine Co. #5 ready to respond to an alarm.
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