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Plague masks. People would put posies in the mask to disguise the stench and for"added protection" from the devastating flea-infested disease.

Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. - Sylvia Plath On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30.

Acrobats at the top of Empire State Building, possibly May 1, 1931, where the stunt was performed at the opening of the Empire State Building

13 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today

"One of the most important things women can do working together is to make it clear that every bit of work a woman does -- whether it's in the home, in the school, in the community, or in the workplace -- is valued as much as work that men do." ~Sandberg

17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s

Buzzfeed: 17 Haunting Post-Mortem Photographs From The 1800s .. so creepy, yet fascinating!

Nothing lasts forever. Invented by the pioneering French artist and scientist Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in the daguerreotype was the first commercially viable form of photography. Lengthy exposures were made onto a light-sensitive silver-coated