swinging

Remember swinging so high you thought you could make the swing go over the top of the swingset? And then you'd slow down a little bit so you weren't going so high and jump off the swing and fly through the air.

Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Italian crypt house.

This crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion.

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American. with a dog, not a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

Vintage Treadmill

If ships back then had a gym.this is more my style. Wooden treadmills and Mary Janes: Workouts style were a glamorous, if low-tech, affair

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Cyclists are advised to dismount - vintage photo of cycling lovers taking a kiss break

Dresden Germany, WWII and now. The bombing here during WWII was horrific.  Allied bombers and Dresden's people were all victim's of Hitler's madness!

Dresden Germany, WWII and now. The bombing here during WWII was horrific. Allied bombers and Dresden's people were all victim's of England's war crimes against humanity.

during World War II (Vintage pic from the Sartorialist)

Vintage: during World War II (Vintage pic from the Sartorialist): crop tops and wide leg pants then.

Coal miner, USA, early 1900’s.

Eight year old coal miner, USA, early No child labor laws in effect then.

new york 1800's - lower east side tenements

The american dream: the store of my ancestors, by Katie Bolander

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - 1945. S)

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. x Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 -

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