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17th-Century Insanity Mask. Well now, who wouldn't go insane having to wear this crap!?

17th-Century Insanity Mask. Well now, who wouldn't go insane having to wear this crap!?

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, 1937

7 Creepy Vintage Medical Curiosities to Scare You Out of Getting Sick Again, Ever

Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination, 1937

the lifestyle of poor victorians | The East End that we see nowadays is nothing as it was back in 1800 ...

East End in 1800 – A Little Different Picture Now

the lifestyle of poor victorians | The East End that we see nowadays is nothing as it was back in 1800 ...

Before the Civil War there were both black men and black women nurses. In 1783, James Derham, a black nurse from New Orleans, was able to buy his freedom from slavery with the money he saved from working as a nurse. He later went on to become a well known physician in Philadelphia. He is known for becoming the first black physician in America.

Before the Civil War there were both black men and black women nurses. In 1783, James Derham, a black nurse from New Orleans, was able to buy his freedom from slavery with the money he saved from working as a nurse. He later went on to become a well known physician in Philadelphia. He is known for becoming the first black physician in America.

This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.

This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.

A cold water immersion experiment at Dachau concentration camp presided over by Professor Ernst Holzlöhner (left) and Dr. Sigmund Rascher (right). The subject is wearing an experimental Luftwaffe garment

A cold water immersion experiment at Dachau concentration camp presided over by Professor Ernst Holzlöhner (left) and Dr. Sigmund Rascher (right). The subject is wearing an experimental Luftwaffe garment

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Vintage German matchbox cover. It's *amazing* how much style can be crammed into such a small printed space. For the love of History,forbidden history,H i s t o r y.,history,History & WTF,Marie Antoinette,OH!MAR

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