Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, 1930-1950 This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive.  The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1908 Credits: Science Museum London

Teaching doll showing an iron lung, England, 1930-1950 This plastic doll in its own model iron lung was made in order to show child polio patients and their family the treatment the child would receive. The teaching doll was used at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1908 Credits: Science Museum London

Hidden Mother Tintypes: "The "Hidden Mother" is a type of 19th century photo where a child is photographed sitting in his or her mother's lap. Later, the photo is matted or framed to hide the mother, leaving just the calm child in view. To make the cropping less obvious, the mother was sometimes wrapped up in fabric. Remove the frame or matte though and you're left with a delightfully bizarre photo.

Hidden Mother Tintypes: "The "Hidden Mother" is a type of 19th century photo where a child is photographed sitting in his or her mother's lap. Later, the photo is matted or framed to hide the mother, leaving just the calm child in view. To make the cropping less obvious, the mother was sometimes wrapped up in fabric. Remove the frame or matte though and you're left with a delightfully bizarre photo.

Clarissa Field of Northfield, Massachusetts, was born blind in 1765. This doll was made for her and she fancifully named it Bangwell Putt. Bangwell lacks facial features but her ten carefully constructed fingers suggest the importance of touch in Clarissa's world. Bangwell has a homespun body and is dressed in 18th century fashion, including corset. Clarissa kept Bangwell until she died in her eighties. Bangwell Putt is thought to be the oldest surviving rag doll in North America. 15.25in…

Clarissa Field of Northfield, Massachusetts, was born blind in 1765. This doll was made for her and she fancifully named it Bangwell Putt. Bangwell lacks facial features but her ten carefully constructed fingers suggest the importance of touch in Clarissa's world. Bangwell has a homespun body and is dressed in 18th century fashion, including corset. Clarissa kept Bangwell until she died in her eighties. Bangwell Putt is thought to be the oldest surviving rag doll in North America. 15.25in…

Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

Braces for a child with spinal Cerebral Palsy, from August Schreiber’s General and Special Orthopedic Surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

Child Labor

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Ever dream this man? Or put more appropriately, have you ever had a dream of someone who looked like this man? According to www.thisman.org, many people have. To date, over 2,000 people from all over the world claim to have seen this man in their dreams. It all started in January 2006 when a well known psychiatrist in New York decided to sketch the face of a man who periodically appeared in her dreams providing advice. The sketch lay forgotten

Ever dream this man? Or put more appropriately, have you ever had a dream of someone who looked like this man? According to www.thisman.org, many people have. To date, over 2,000 people from all over the world claim to have seen this man in their dreams. It all started in January 2006 when a well known psychiatrist in New York decided to sketch the face of a man who periodically appeared in her dreams providing advice. The sketch lay forgotten

People Who Die Are Said To Encounter A Room Full Of Dead Relatives. Hospice Workers Have Told This For Years.

Paranormal Adventures, Something Comes For Us When We Die.

People Who Die Are Said To Encounter A Room Full Of Dead Relatives. Hospice Workers Have Told This For Years.

The AEROHALOR / Disgusting Nose to Mouth Medical Oddity circa 40's-50's Vintage / original box with instructions and illustrations

The AEROHALOR / Disgusting Nose to Mouth Medical Oddity circa 40's-50's Vintage / original box with instructions and illustrations

The Moretta - Known also as the Mute Maid Servant, the Moretta “Dark” mask was an oval mask of black velvet with eye holes, but no mouth, worn with a wide brimmed hat and/or a veil. The “silent” aspect arose from the fact that the wearer held the mask to her face by grasping a button between her teeth. The mask was often used by upper class women visiting convents.

The Moretta - Known also as the Mute Maid Servant, the Moretta “Dark” mask was an oval mask of black velvet with eye holes, but no mouth, worn with a wide brimmed hat and/or a veil. The “silent” aspect arose from the fact that the wearer held the mask to her face by grasping a button between her teeth. The mask was often used by upper class women visiting convents.

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