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After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

What in the name of all is Holy does he have in there?? A small child? A loaf of bread? A puppy??

Joseph Goebbels at a League of Nations conference in 1933. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt said that Goebbels was all smiles to him until he learned Eisensteadt was Jewish- and this is the moment caught on camera. Chilling.

These baby cages were used in apartments in the 1930s to make sure the child got enough fresh air and sunlight. And danger.

Mary Bell - child serial killer When she was 10, Mary Bell strangled a 4 year old boy named Martin Brown. When she was 11, she, along with a 13 year old friend killed another boy, this time a 3 year old named Brian Howe. They strangled him, and Mary carved an “M” into his stomach, cut off his hair, and mutilated his genitals. She was convicted shortly afterwards and served 12 years in prison, eventually she was released and granted permission to start life under a new name. She ...

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark Air Base (Philippines) to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California

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.

Hatfield children (left) and McCoy children (right) playing Tug-of-War at the Matewan School

Photograph of a "No White People Allowed in the Zoo Today" sign taken at the Memphis Zoo by Ernest Withers in the 1950s. Even visits to the zoo were segregated. Blacks had only one day a week they could visit the zoo while whites could go on the other week days. Ernest C. Withers Collection, Panopticon Galleries

The Loving family. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

18 Giant Skeletons And Pyramids Found In Wisconsin

Pictured are Isaac White and Rosina Downs. They both were slave children in New Orleans, and were emancipated in 1864 when General Butler took New Orleans

Michio Hoshino, a Japanese photographer known for his wildlife photography, was mauled to death by a brown bear on the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia. This was the last photo he took.

Sharpening teeth is a very painful form of change that the tribes of South Asian women have endured it for many years. It is considered the ultimate form of beauty in those parts. Women Bagobo of Mindanao, the easternmost island of the Philippines, must have spent many hours grinding of teeth rudimantare using various tools such as stone and wood."

She's one of the world's best-preserved bodies: Rosalia Lombardo, a two-year-old Sicilian girl who died of pneumonia in 1920. "Sleeping Beauty," as she's known, appears to be merely dozing beneath the glass front of her coffin in the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy.

If a man remarried soon after his first wife died, the second wife was expected to mourn the first wife! She was to wear all of the clothing for all of the stages of mourning.

179 Rare Photos Of The Past: The orginal prototype of Mt. Rushmore in 1941- this was before funding ran out.

Mme. Abomah (born 1862?) was known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess. She has traveled all over the world as the tallest woman in the world: Australia, New Zealand, South America, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. She was billed as being 7'6" tall, but photographic evidence suggests she was more in the 6'10" - 6'11" range... .