Invalid chair, Europe, 1850-1890 "Unlike modern wheelchairs that have four wheels, this chair has three: two large front wheels and one small rear wheel. This means the patient was unable to wheel the chair themselves. They would have had an assistant. The chair is heavy so presumably they would not have gone very far or very fast. This elaborately carved chair dates from the late 1800s. It is made of wood with a sprung padded seat." Object number: A73063, Science Museum, London

Invalid chair, Europe, 1850-1890 "Unlike modern wheelchairs that have four wheels, this chair has three: two large front wheels and one small rear wheel. This means the patient was unable to wheel the chair themselves. They would have had an assistant. The chair is heavy so presumably they would not have gone very far or very fast. This elaborately carved chair dates from the late 1800s. It is made of wood with a sprung padded seat." Object number: A73063, Science Museum, London

I guess if you're going to amputate, you should be a gentleman about how you do it. LOL The Gentleman's Guide To Amputation - One must always be prepared... #amputation #ouch

I guess if you're going to amputate, you should be a gentleman about how you do it. LOL The Gentleman's Guide To Amputation - One must always be prepared... #amputation #ouch

The lovers at Pompei who died in each others arms, staring into each others eyes. A real love story.

The lovers at Pompei who died in each others arms, staring into each others eyes. A real love story.

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

Ethel Granger-Until 1998, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Ethel Granger as having the smallest waist on record at 13 inches (33 cm).

Ethel Granger-Until 1998, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Ethel Granger as having the smallest waist on record at 13 inches (33 cm).

17th C Memento Mori Skull Pocket Watch ... certainly way beyond his times!

17th C Memento Mori Skull Pocket Watch ... certainly way beyond his times!

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