Dr Campbell's SAFE Arsenic Complexion Wafers. Many who took the cosmetic cure were under the false impression that if a little was good, a lot was better, leading to reported cases of young women going blind or dying by overdosing on the wafers. Arsenic was at it’s height of popularity from the late 1880s to early 1900s, although, advertisements could still be found as late as the 1920s, and in the US, arsenic was only finally banned from cosmetic use in 1938.

Mildred Davis’s eyes graced the inside of the packaging of Maybelline mascara in the 1920s. Mildred was a sort of spokeswoman for Maybelline Cosmetics.

This dandruff cure from 1903. Yes, that is coke as in cocaine. | 25 Health Products You'll Be Glad You Don't See Today

Great old advertisement! Wish young women would have this mentality today! #freedommarketingcanada #advertising

A young woman wearing a tall collared blouse, with a necktie – a style adapted from menswear. | 13 Photos Of London Street Style From 1905-1908

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McDonalds original prices. Sure would be good to roll back to those prices in this economy!

Rare Antique Early Photograph Of Children On Silk Victorian Silk Print Plus Box

Before it was sold over-the-counter for oral care, did you know that Listerine was initially invented in the 19th century as a surgical antiseptic, and later as a floor cleaner and cure for gonorrhea? Photo Credit | Britta Gustafson

British Imperialism - New Guinea (1908)

Following her death in 1860, this woman was stuffed & displayed as when she was alive. Born with hypertrichosis, her features were gorilla-like; her nose & ears especially large, face covered with hair, & a double pair of teeth. Her husband had originally purchased her & worked her as a performer. She had a child with the same condition who died after 3 days. She died five days after that (complications from birth), & her husband had both her & the baby mummified & placed in a glass cabinet.

Stories about Black Eyed Kids began to appear in 1988, starting with journalist Brian Bethel reporting of a meeting with two unusually confident and eloquent children who attempted to talk him into giving them a ride in his car.

Female hysteria once common medical diagnosis. Today no longer recognized as disorder. During this time, female hysteria was widely associated with sexual dissatisfaction. For this reason, the patients would undergo weekly “pelvic massages.” During these sessions, a doctor would manually stimulate the female’s genitals, until the patient experienced repeated “hysterical paroxysm” (orgasms).


It’s Dede: The “Tree Man” Dede, aka “Tree Man“, is an Indonesian fisherman who has been slowly changing from a human into a tree… or at least that is what it appears. After cutting his knee as a teenager, Dede began to grow tree like warts that have baffled local doctors and medical experts for over 20 years.

The sale of slaves

Uterine Supporter.

hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage

The death mask of Marie Antoinette, created by Madame Tussaud immediatly following her execution.