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    Biblical map of the world

    splits the hard way

    Spinster with cat (as per description) Times Square, Jet Magazine 1956

    The Ringling Brothers Circus presents, Miss Otisa!

    suitcase life preserver from 1915. Ad says with room for food and water, its like a floating hotel!

    Getting a Permanent Wave 1938 [for those 'Shirley Temple' curls]

    Edwardian era circus performer Pansy Chinery (c. 1916) dangling in the air by her teeth. #circus #vintage #1910s #Edwardian #woman #performer

    1960s Vibrating "Muscle" Massager...yeah right. HaHaHaHa! Five minutes does the job. Give it to her.

    The Living Skeleton Cartes de Viste

    The Berlin Golden Hat (or Berliner Goldhut) is a tall, conical artifact made of hammered gold and decorated with astronomic symbols including the moon almost 3000 years old. It dates back to 1000-800 BC and may have been used as the ceremonial hat of a high priest or ruler used when worshipping the sun. It is possible that the Berliner Gold Hat was also used as a calendar: the symbols on the artefact would have permitted the determination of dates or periods in both lunar and solar calendars.

    Two headed calf, 1942.

    This photo of Rosalia Lombardo was taken in 1984. Why is that interesting? She was the last person buried in the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery 64 years before this photo was taken, in 1920.

    Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY.

    I see the "crying during a photo session" is not new!!!

    Sylvia Plath. On February 10, 1963 Sylvia Plath was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in her kitchen. Plath had placed her head in the oven, while the gas was turned on and the pilot light unlit. She was 30.

    Job hunting in the 1930s. (or now?)

    Madame Delait, bearded lady

    A 1950s ice cold whisky dispenser.

    In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother. How sad!

    Guadalupe & Josephine Hinojosa, "The Cuban Twins", circa 1914. Sorry for the small scan size on this one.