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Before the days of the Lottery....The Pools, I remember my dad in the other room while we all had to be very quiet or else ha ha

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from The Atlantic

What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

1955 - Atlantic Magazine - What America Looked Like: Polio Children Paralyzed in Iron Lungs

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Rag & Bone Man, E13 (1961) - “Down my street in Plaistow, there were not many cars about – all you could hear was the clip-clop of the horse on the wet road.”

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from V and A Collections

Shirt

Shirt, England, 1540-1549 (Victoria and Albert Museum). Splendid blackwork on the collar and cuffs.

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from Mail Online

Locked up and left alone: Photographer captures haunting images of the broken windows, rusted chairs and strange sights inside the abandoned asylums of America

iron lungs from Lakeville State Hospital in Massachusetts I'm so glad these can be abandoned! No more polio!

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from Foursquare

Tate Modern

Artist Patrick Caulfield (1936‑2005) Title After Lunch Date 1975 MediumAcrylic paint on canvas Dimensionssupport: 2489 x 2134 mm Collection Tate Acquisition Purchased 1976

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"It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between" - C.S. Lewis

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Iron lungs sit unused in an abandoned state hospital somewhere in the US. There are a handful of people left in the US who these machines, and now no company will provide parts or service for them. Yet these sit here, and probably still work. http://www.pprg.org/index.php?option=com_content=article=76%3Airon-lung-crisis=35%3Aresource-articles=58