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 quarreled with their neighbors, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth.

A scold's bridle is a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the and Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them.

"Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling

In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now

In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now. A new publication by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland shows photographs taken in the extermination camp during World War II alongside pictures of the same locations today.

Marie Antoinette wig She also had one with a ship atop waves of curls.

Marie Antoinette in the Round: Sculpture

Wigs: Marie Antoinette wig She also had one with a ship atop waves of curls

Cuirass & bevor, part of a garniture by Lorenz Helmschmid for Maximilian I, 1480s, Vienna, KHM Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer.

Cuirass & bevor, part of a garniture by Lorenz Helmschmid for Maximilian I, Vienna, KHM Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer.

Furman Owens, 12-years-old. Can't read. Doesn't know his A,B,C's. Said, "Yes I want to learn but can't when I work all the time." Been in the mills 4 years, 3 years in the Olympia Mill. Columbia, South Carolina.

Furman Owens, 12 years old. Said: "Yes, I want to learn but can't when I work all the time." Been in the mills 4 years, 3 years in the Olympia Mill.

The cover of one of the big coffins in Davis’s tomb. New Light on Ancient Egypt. Sir Gaston Camille Charles Maspero, New York: Appleton & Co.

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between 22-28 September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq. British Museum, London. BM 41462

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq (British Museum, London)

England, 15 century, British Library Add MS 88887, f. 26r.

Might make an interesting free-motion background fill? England, 15 century, British Library Add MS f.

Roy Hawthorne, former USMC Navajo Code Talker. Roy walked the 2-mile parade route. Two Navajo Marines are helping him with the last 1/2 mile.

A living, breathing page of American history! Roy Hawthorne, Navajo Code Talker, USMC ~ He walked a 2 mile parade route. Two Navajo Marines are helping him with the last mile.

A Rare Pair of Embroidered Silk Sandals, c. 1805. quilted insoles!

Two Nerdy History Girls: c. 1805 Slippers/sandals, early c., embroidered silk satin with suede soles.

Deurne Roman Helmet, 3rd-4th Cent CE. This type directly influenced the later Frankish, Germanic, and Norse helms.

This type directly influenced the later Frankish, Germanic, and Norse helms.

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