A baby suspended in a wire cage attached to the outside of a high tenement block window. The cages were distributed to members of the Chelsea Baby Club in London who have no gardens”

Baby Window Cage, 1923

Her picture taken after death, look closely you can see the stand holds her up. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

The real meaning..

A man convicted of murder is imprisoned in a wooden cage on a street in China. He will be left to die of thirst,starvation and exposure. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1930

In some parts of the world ants are used to close up wounds! In both Africa and South America, large army ants are used as surgical sutures. The wound is pulled together, and the ant grabs the edges of the wound with its mandible. Then, the body is cut off from the head of the ant. The head stays attached to the wound as a suture until the wound is healed. In both Africa and South America, large army ants are used as surgical sutures.

1860 woman wearing a crinoline being dressed with the aid of long poles to lift her dress over the hoops. Photo by London Stereoscopic Company via Getty

Three-year-old Eileen Dunne poses on her hospital bed for famed English photographer Cecil Beaton. Eileen was a victim of the German bombing of London 1940.

Everything Was Fake but Her Wealth | History | Smithsonian - Ida Wood, who lived for decades as a recluse in a New York City hotel, would have taken her secrets to the grave—if here sister hadn't gotten there first

The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.

It was mandated that only one breast could be used to feed the white child...if she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped because it was like them sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

Klara Hitler, Hitler's mother. Click on her picture for a good read about Hitler's life.

Time to Boil the Diapers: 1943

Evan O'neill Kane... crazy surgeon who performed his own appendectomy, among other things.

Here is the last chopping block and axe used on Tower Hill. It was used to behead the Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth who was found guilty of treason. On 25 February 1601, he was beheaded on Tower Green, becoming the last person to be beheaded in the Tower of London.

Enoch was a fiddle maker in eastern Tennessee who also ran moonshine down the side of lookout mountain

V-1 flying bomb lands in a street off Drury Lane, London 1944. The bombers of the Blitz came at night, but the drones struck randomly in daylight