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A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Incredible that this bike has been there for 98 years now!

St. Louis legalized prostitution in 1870, and the Social Evils Hospital was where prostitutes received mandatory medical inspections and were treated for venereal diseases. The prostitution ordinance was repealed just four years later. Located at Arsenal and Sublette, the hospital (renamed the Female Hospital) continued to operate for decades by offering care for women and children. It was torn down in 1915. Photograph, 1900, by F.D. Hampson. Missouri History Museum.

Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without the required leg coverings. 1922

July 1939. "Zollie Lyons,Sharecropper, home from the field for dinner at noontime, with his wife and part of family. Note dog run. Wake County, North Carolina." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. "The "dog run" or "dog trot" is the center opening. Sometimes homes had a completely separate building known as a "summer kitchen" where cooking, canning, clothes washing etc could be carried on without heating up the house, & also to prevent any fires from burning the main house…

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners were shocked when radio news alerts announced the arrival of Martians. Many ran out of their homes screaming while others packed up their cars and fled. Though what the radio listeners heard was a portion of Orson Welles' adaptation of the well-known book, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, many of the listeners believed what they heard on the radio was real.

This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone. The only picture of them was this photo...