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Glenn McDuffie - A man became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was

May Pierstorff became the only child in history to be mailed.  In 1914 the parents of 4-year-old May Pierstorff needed to send their daughter to stay with her grandmother in Idaho, 100 miles away. The couple took the little girl to the post office and told the clerk they wanted to mail their daughter.  The clerk thought they were crazy, but finding no policy, rule, or law against it, he accommodated the family.

TIL after the USPS began offering parcel post numerous poor families used the service to mail their children to relatives. One girl was mailed to her grandmother 73 miles away for just 53 cents.

An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)

An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. bring back the office whiskey dispenser!

Vintage ads promoting benefits of weight gain for women

Vintage ads promoting benefits of weight gain for women

Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. bkuschova Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed.

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."  1893 French Mug shot of François Bertillon Age: 23 months Crime: Gluttony

Mug shot for gluttony. French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October

c. late 1800s Japan: "Female Samurai"

"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.

Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while JFK carries her doll (1963)

Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while JFK carries her doll (1963)

50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What "Cool" Really Means! This awesome picture: Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while her father, the most powerful man in the world, carries her doll.

50s, alcool, america, beer, beer!, black and white - inspiring picture on Favim.com | We Heart It

The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.

DNA  Related to Abraham Lincoln: "Meet Ralph C. Lincoln from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 11th generation Lincoln..."  "If Mordecai Lincoln was Ralph's 5th great-grandfather & was Abraham Lincoln's great uncle, then Ralph's 3rd Great-grandfather was Abraham's second cousin. Therefore, Ralph is Abraham's second cousin, five times removed( not his third cousin). There does appear to be a remarkable resemblance between Ralph and Abraham..." via Teach Me Genealogy

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.

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