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15 Historical Photos Of America’s Streets Before The Invention Of Cars… #7 Is Sublime. -

Elmer Fanter, the “Boy Murderer,” behind bars. Chicago, March 2, 1915 From the Chicago Historical Homicide Project

Solanah of Vixen Vintage gives a history lesson on hat pins. Apparently, Victorian ladies could use their 13 inch pins to fend off muggers!


Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It was a time characterized by speakeasies, glamour, and gangsters and a period of time in which even the average citizen broke the law.

In 1900, George Lawrence built the world’s largest camera to take a photograph of the Alton Limited locomotive. The camera weighed 1400 pounds (640 kg) and used a 4.5′ × 8′ glass-plate negative.