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November 25th - St. Catherine's Day - so my daughter doesn't have to be jealous on St. Patrick's Day (her brother's name)!!

November 25th - St. Catherine's Day - so my daughter doesn't have to be jealous on St. Patrick's Day (her brother's name)!!

If you step out of line too often:- humans are the most cruel species, worse than rats! Electroshock Therapy

If you step out of line too often:- humans are the most cruel species, worse than rats! Electroshock Therapy

Hmmm, parents were anxious about different things in the 1920s.  Illustration from 1923 Popular Science Monthly.

Hmmm, parents were anxious about different things in the 1920s. Illustration from 1923 Popular Science Monthly.

The Greeks considered Pythagoras the “father of philosophy.” But who taught Pythagoras? A woman: Themistoclea, a priestess at Delphi (6th century BCE). Presumably she was the Pythia, the Delphic priestess who was responsible for delivering the all-important oracles, possibly while in a shamanistic trance. The Greek vase painting above shows the Pythia seated on her bronze tripod, ready to deliver an oracle to the man who stands before her.

The Greeks considered Pythagoras the “father of philosophy.” But who taught Pythagoras? A woman: Themistoclea, a priestess at Delphi (6th century BCE). Presumably she was the Pythia, the Delphic priestess who was responsible for delivering the all-important oracles, possibly while in a shamanistic trance. The Greek vase painting above shows the Pythia seated on her bronze tripod, ready to deliver an oracle to the man who stands before her.

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, 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.”  - Smithsonian

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, 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.” - Smithsonian

facesofthevictorianera:  aechlys:  facesofthevictorianera:  Probably my favorite tintype!  Woah, are they both dead?? One of them’s got a stand attached to them at least.  It’s a common misconception that having a stand behind them means they are dead. They did use stands to hold up the dead but they were primarily used on the living. This is because the exposure time for a photograph was so long during this time that the subject would have to hold still in order to get a clear picture. The…

facesofthevictorianera: aechlys: facesofthevictorianera: Probably my favorite tintype! Woah, are they both dead?? One of them’s got a stand attached to them at least. It’s a common misconception that having a stand behind them means they are dead. They did use stands to hold up the dead but they were primarily used on the living. This is because the exposure time for a photograph was so long during this time that the subject would have to hold still in order to get a clear picture. The…

Michelle Bachelet,   ex-président socialiste du Chili  Actuellement à la tête de ONU Femmes depuis 2010.

Michelle Bachelet, ex-président socialiste du Chili Actuellement à la tête de ONU Femmes depuis 2010.