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First Selfie ----Robert Cornelius, the original daguerreotype boyfriend. meandthemajor: 1839 self-portrait of Robert Cornelius, one of the first photographs of a human to be produced.


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I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a

Ralph Lincoln - 11th generation Lincoln - Imgur

Ralph Lincoln - 11th generation Lincoln

Ralph C. Lincoln, generation Lincoln, cousin of Abraham, neat. In my family all of the first born daughters, and many of the subsequent daughters on the maternal side look incredibly alike especially in the baby pics.

Victorian couple trying to keep a straight face…

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

Edgar Allen Poe & Abraham Lincoln

FAKE: Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. studio- February NOPE, this is a fake photo created for the book Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter.

Mary Smith was a Knocker-up who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up& job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time, a profession that started in England and Ireland during the Indu

EN IKKE-SAND NETHISTORIE: One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.

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"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

unpacking the Statue of Liberty, 1885 - see these six galleries of interesting historical photos: Part 1:  http://imgur.com/gallery/SJdoT    Part 2:  http://imgur.com/gallery/1v3so    Part 3:  http://imgur.com/gallery/IKApr    Part 4:  http://imgur.com/gallery/rJhag    Part 5:  http://imgur.com/gallery/aA5E7    Part 6:  http://imgur.com/gallery/inhwo

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty's face as it was being un-packed.Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 1885

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

Child workers before Child Labor Laws )): Young Oyster Shuckers, Port Royal, South Carolina

The Mad Hatter has a basis in real history. In the 18th and 19th centuries, mercury was used to treat felt used in the production of hats in England. Workers in hat factories were exposed to toxic levels of the heavy metal and often led to the onset of dementia.

“Mad as a hatter” - In and century England, mercury was used in making felt for hats. Workers in hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which eventually caused mercury poisoning in some, resulting in dementia.

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