The suffering of smallpox. This child was infected with the disease in 1973. Humans have aggressively worked toward the extinction of many species of viruses and bacteria in the cause of disease eradication. The smallpox virus, which once wiped out most of the native population of North America, is now extinct in the wild, although samples are retained in laboratory settings. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed on October 26, 1977.

The suffering of smallpox. This child was infected with the disease in 1973. Humans have aggressively worked toward the extinction of many species of viruses and bacteria in the cause of disease eradication. The smallpox virus, which once wiped out most of the native population of North America, is now extinct in the wild, although samples are retained in laboratory settings. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed on October 26, 1977.

Rare Human Eye Colors, aqua, amber, black, hazel. Green is the most common of the rare colors at 2 percent of the population.  From Socialphy

Rare Human Eye Colors, aqua, amber, black, hazel. Green is the most common of the rare colors at 2 percent of the population. From Socialphy

Cheapside Hoard, in 1912 a woman living in a house in Cheapside, London found beneath the floorboards the largest collection of Tudor jewels ever found

Cheapside Hoard, in 1912 a woman living in a house in Cheapside, London found beneath the floorboards the largest collection of Tudor jewels ever found

Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

Corset damage to a ribcage.  19th century London.  Hunterian Collection, Royal College of Surgeons, London via The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice.

Corset damage to a ribcage. 19th century London. Hunterian Collection, Royal College of Surgeons, London via The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+  Milk Maid and the Farm Hand, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Late 1800s.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Milk Maid and the Farm Hand, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Late 1800s.

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