Taking a bath. 1908 >> We had double concrete troughs and the hand mangle was fitted to the centre cross bar. Clothes went through (from the copper) to one side to squeeze out soapy water; back through into clear water; then through again into yet more clear water, then through again to wring out. No wonder wash day was a whole day. jacob riis
Infamous "Stairs of Death" in Mauthausen quarryPrisoners were forced to climb the 186 steps of the Wiener Graben with large blocks of granite on their backs. Often the blocks would fall, crushing limbs and bodies of those following, sometimes killing. The SS guards invented competitions betting on which prisoner would make it to the top first. Those surviving the ordeal would then be forced to jump from the edge of the quarry to their death below.
Could the journals of Lizzie Borden's lawyer reveal the truth behind America's most enduring murder case?
One of the great media sensations of the late 1800s was the arrest and trial of Lizzie Borden, a woman in Fall River, Massachusetts accused of the gruesome axe murder of her father and stepmother.Major newspapers followed every development in the case, and the public was fascinated.Borden’s 1893 trial, which featured considerable legal talent, expert witnesses, and forensic testimony, in some ways resembled a trial a cable television audience today would find riveting. When she was acquitted ...