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Photograph of a hooded inmate at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania which is considered the world’s first true “Penitentiary.” In order to encourage penitence – or true regret – in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Photograph of a hooded inmate at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania which is considered the world’s first true “Penitentiary.” In order to encourage penitence – or true regret – in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Creepiest thing I've ever read. However, I don't know about the last thing he said... @Amy Lyons Bowe

Creepiest thing I've ever read. However, I don't know about the last thing he said... @Amy Lyons Bowe

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

Jeanne Calment - The oldest person ever recorded, lived 122 years and 164 days. Holy moly!

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

Murder Bottles

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted | Cracked.com

13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted

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Amityville House : What Really Happened. 112 Ocean Blvd. Amityville, New York. Christopher Lutz was just a child when the events occurred in his house in 1975. He says from the countless media portrayal the story has drastically changed however he claims the hauntings were definitely real and he believes had something to do with his stepfathers strange rituals.

Amityville House : What Really Happened. 112 Ocean Blvd. Amityville, New York. Christopher Lutz was just a child when the events occurred in his house in 1975. He says from the countless media portrayal the story has drastically changed however he claims the hauntings were definitely real and he believes had something to do with his stepfathers strange rituals.

Buying cigarettes at the hospital bedside 1950’s, Random Historical Photos

Buying cigarettes at the hospital bedside 1950’s, Random Historical Photos

When Jonathan Reed’s wife, Mary, died in 1893, the widower didn’t want to leave her side. In fact, he was so devoted he moved in to her tomb, where he lived (with a parrot) for over 10 years.

When Jonathan Reed’s wife, Mary, died in 1893, the widower didn’t want to leave her side. In fact, he was so devoted he moved in to her tomb, where he lived (with a parrot) for over 10 years.

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