Depression era: when flour companies realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using patterned fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out.

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out. When I was a kid our clothes were made out material from Chicken feed sacks.

WOMEN WARRIORS: A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan.

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

Welcome to the lobotomy ladies... Men had the right to demand their wives or daughters be lobotomized against their will.... so that will teach you to be cheerful while you scrub the floors...(Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, had his daughter lobotomized.)

Welcome to the lobotomy ladies. Men had the right to demand their wives or daughters be lobotomized against their will, that will teach you to be cheerful while you scrub the floors. Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, had his daughter lobotomized.

Vintage Russian Matchbox. Space dogs of the USSR

Soviet space dogs matchbox labels Laika - Sputnik 3 Nov 1957 Belka and Strelka - Korabl-Sputnik 19 Aug 1960

Brighter than a thousand suns: Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast

Brighter than a thousand suns: Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast

Hibakusha: That's what survivors of the nuclear bomb are called. The photo is "blind girl' taken in Hiroshima in 1963 by Christer Strömholm. Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast, brighter than a thousand suns. This girl had a hard life.

One of the most successful female pirates in the history of the world. During her active years as a pirate lord in early 19th century, she commanded over the famous Red Flag Fleet that was consisted from over 1800 ships and 80 thousands male and female pirates. Under her rule, Chinese pirates became invincible, resisting attacks from every major naval power of her time.

Ching Shih was a female pirate who lived in the the death of her pirate husband Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia.

The wreckage of a bus, which was blasted against a house in London during The Blitz, 9th September 1940.

London double decker bus rest against a building ruined by a German air raid, Sep Passengers and driver escaped in time because they responded immediately to air raid sirens.

Black and white television

Children Watching Television: Oh to remember black and white TV

关帝 by China Postcard,  Collectors in the early 1900s

关帝 by China Postcard Collectors in the early liked to exchange postcards through the mail, affixing the stamp on the picture side. The huge demand for early Chinese cards gives the “Chinese Monkey Player” a value early collectors couldn’t have imagined.

German inventor Franz Reichelt was so confident in his 1912 parachute jacket that he jumped off the Eiffel Tower to test it out.  He fell to his death in front of a crowd of horrified onlookers.

Franz Reichelt (d. attempted to use this contraption as a parachute. Reichelt died after he jumped off the Eiffel Tower wearing his invention, which failed to operate properly as a parachute.

It was 1917 when members of the National Women’s Party picketed outside the White House, demanding the right to #vote. The Night of Terror took place on Nov 15 when the warden at the Workhouse Prison ordered his guards to teach the suffragists a lesson. For weeks, the women’s only water had come from an open pail. Their food had been infested with worms. But on this night, some 40 prison guards wielding clubs beat the women senseless — grabbing, dragging, choking, kicking and pinching them.

Night of Terror: Lucy Burns hands were chained to the cell bars above her head and left hanging! All through the night, bleeding and gasping for air.

Map from Catalan Atlas 1375

World Map Century Description: The Catalan Atlas produced in 1375 by the Majorcan cartographers Abraham and Jehuda Cresques is the most important Catalan world map of the Middle Ages. The world map originally consisted of various leaves.

Hell's Cafe - Paris, 19th century

‘Le Café de L’Enfer was a Hell-themed café in Paris’ red light district (aka Pigalle, the neighborhood of the Moulin Rouge), created in the late century and operating until sometime around the middle of the The Cafe From Hell

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