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Did you know that the expression "kidnapping," (originally kid-nabbing) had its origin in the abduction of poor white children to be sold into factory slavery in Britain or plantation slavery in America? Did you know that the expression "spirited away" likewise originated with the White slavers, who were also called "spirits"? The word "slave" itself is derived from the word "slav," a reference to the eastern European whites who, among others, were enslaved by their fellow whites.

McDonalds back in the day! Please tell me someone else remembers this.

monchichi monchichi oh so soft and cuddly (that's how the commercial went)

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.~ how cool is that??

1970s sewing patterns. Mom made clown costumes for Halloween one year.

Ok I must have had a past life in France cause I love the cloth from around the end of the 18th century from France Dress (front), French, circa 1897. Satin embroidered with sequins and rhinestones, green cut velvet bodice.

This was my favorite ride when i was a kid. The Rotor was a common ride that unfortunately has all but vanished from parks. This is the barrel that pins you to the wall while the floor drops!

c. 1820 dress (ball gown), American. Silk. The Met, 2009.300.44

Elizaveta Fedorovna (Elizabeth Romanova), a German princess in 1880’s-90’s Russia, where she married the fifth son of Tsar Alexander II. She was said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. Her husband was killed by a bomb in 1905. A champion of the poor, she became a nun after her husband's murder. Arrested and buried alive 1918 by the Red Army. Canonized in 1981.

From Sweden, love the paneling effect on the dress

Nevada Indian legend of 12 foot red-haired giants that lived in the area when they arrived. The story has the Native American's killing off the giants at a cave. Excavations of guano in 1911 turned up this human jaw. Here it is compared to a casting of a normal man's jawbone. In 1931 two skeletons were found in a lake bed. One was 8' tall, the other just under 10' tall.