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Permanently installed, metal tube fire escapes were installed on school buildings in the 1800s.

Permanently installed, metal tube fire escapes were installed on school buildings in the 1800s.

Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, officially kicking off the Civil War. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed Suicide, Shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War.  Picture ca. 1860-65

Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, officially kicking off the Civil War. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed Suicide, Shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War. Picture ca. 1860-65

Photos That Will Hit You Right In The Feels 8

Photos That Will Hit You Right In The Feels 8

Feels - Win Picture | Webfail - Fail Pictures and Fail Videos.  Cute.  Old picture.

Feels - Win Picture

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine.  I kind of love this. Framing it.

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine. I kind of love this. Framing it.

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

Nos anos de 1910 e 1920 a Coca-Cola distribuía pingentes em forma de suástica (na época um amuleto de sorte), que só ganharia o significado atual com o advento do Nazismo nos anos 30

Nos anos de 1910 e 1920 a Coca-Cola distribuía pingentes em forma de suástica (na época um amuleto de sorte), que só ganharia o significado atual com o advento do Nazismo nos anos 30

Prohibition:  Without female support, such as that of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Prohibition could never have been passed

Prohibition: Without female support, such as that of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Prohibition could never have been passed

In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

Siberian bear hunting suit. I'm damn sure I don't want to get close enough to a polar bear that he's trying to eat me before deciding I'm too sharp to bother with!

1800’s Siberian bear-hunting armor turned you into a human porcupine

Siberian bear hunting suit. I'm damn sure I don't want to get close enough to a polar bear that he's trying to eat me before deciding I'm too sharp to bother with!

A world's record 384-pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California, on August 17, 1900.

A world's record 384-pound black sea bass caught by Franklin Schenck of Brooklyn with rod and reel off Catalina Island, California, on August 17, 1900.

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as knocker-ups or knocker-uppers. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies Lost London: 1870-1945.

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as knocker-ups or knocker-uppers. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies Lost London: 1870-1945.