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    On this day (Oct. 24) in 1939, nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware, where the DuPont company was headquartered.

    Yet more evidence that photography is time travel. It connects the past with now through snippets of everyday life.

    silk stockings and fur


    This 1940s ad for Pepsi is one of the first ads specifically targeted toward African Americans. The young boy pictured is Ron Brown, future United States Secretary of Commerce.

    Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

    1908 postcard from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. From the George and Irene Caley Postcard collection donated to the Delaware Public Archives. www.archives.dela...

    Two men in a pillory and one on a whipping post in a prison in Delware. 1907

    1963 lamp catalogue - one of each please

    The moment Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas, November 24, 1963

    Jayne Kennedy - ground-breaking, ahead of her time, consummate professional, the first African American woman to grace the cover of Playboy, the first woman to join the staff of CBS Sports’ “NFL Today,” the first Black Miss Ohio.

    Shady Lady

    The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarrelled with their neighbours, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth.

    Vintage flight

    When there was more time

    Hi-C Orange Drink, 1950's***

    A rain lamp.... so 70s

    Wilmington, Delaware

    Interior View, passenger car. From the Jackson & Sharp Collection at the Delaware Public Archives. Jackson and Sharp was a company in Wilmington Delaware that built railroad cars and ships from 1863 to 1950. The collection includes more than 4,000 images.

    King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (1908)

    Mrs. Paticow, Delaware Tribe, circa 1914. The Lenape are Native American/Native Canadian people. They are also called Delaware Indians after their historic territory along the Delaware River. As a result of disruption following the American Revolutionary War and later Indian removals from the eastern United States, the main groups now live in Ontario (Canada), Wisconsin, and Oklahoma.