Bayer began selling liquid Heroin in 1899 for pain relief.     I bet it did the trick, too.

Bayer began selling liquid Heroin in 1899 for pain relief. I bet it did the trick, too.

In  1907, a circus tightrope walker named Maud Stevens met "Tattooed Globetrotter" Gus Wagner at the St. Louis World's Fair. Wagner wanted a date, and Stevens wanted tattoo lessons. Things worked out well: The two married, and Maud Stevens Wagner became the first known female tattoo artist in America.

In 1907, a circus tightrope walker named Maud Stevens met "Tattooed Globetrotter" Gus Wagner at the St. Louis World's Fair. Wagner wanted a date, and Stevens wanted tattoo lessons. Things worked out well: The two married, and Maud Stevens Wagner became the first known female tattoo artist in America.

"The Kiss of Life". This iconic photo shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth after being electrocuted. He survived. (1967).

"The Kiss of Life". This iconic photo shows a utility worker receiving mouth-to-mouth after being electrocuted. He survived. (1967).

Suffragette protestor | An American suffragette with an umbrella stands next to a baby carriage and wears a sign proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa 1920.

27 Badass Ladies Who Secured Your Right to Vote

Suffragette protestor | An American suffragette with an umbrella stands next to a baby carriage and wears a sign proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa 1920.

"The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought" - aww I love this picture it's like a vintage photo-booth shot :)

The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought

"The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought" - aww I love this picture it's like a vintage photo-booth shot :)

Masks worn by doctors during the Plague | These 12 Vintage Medical Devices Will Give You Nightmares

Masks worn by doctors during the Plague

Masks worn by doctors during the Plague | These 12 Vintage Medical Devices Will Give You Nightmares

most of them probably died from smoking related illnesses!

Old-school advertisements that are oh so wrong (14 photos)

most of them probably died from smoking related illnesses!

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