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Cynthia Joy
Cynthia Joy • 42 weeks ago

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

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Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888

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Grave dolls were sometimes made and left at the grave of a deceased infant. It was made of wax, and had locks of hair from the deceased child. It sounds morbid by today's standards, but it was not too uncommon in the 19th century.

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Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944

The bathing machine was a device popular in the 18th and 19th centuries to allow people to change out of their usual clothes, possibly change into swimwear and then wade in the ocean at beaches. Bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea. The bathing machine was part of sea-bathing etiquette more rigorously enforced upon women than men but to be observed by both sexes among those who wished to be "proper."

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“19th century coal miners would traditionally take canarys in cages down into the mine with them. The birds would act as an early warning system for carbon monoxide gas. When the canary stopped singing the miner would know that he had to escape the chamber he was in.” “This particular yellow canary was obviously a favoured pet as well as a working bird. Inscribed with the legend : ‘In Memory of Little Joe. Died November 3rd 1875. Aged 3 Years’”

Typical 19th century American opium den.