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 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.
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
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.
"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.
“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.