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.

Hooded Inmate. Eastern State Penitentiary was 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.

Hooded Inmate. Eastern State Penitentiary was 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.

In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.

In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.

World War I radiographers, circa 1918 and many more fascinating experimental suits of the early 1900s in this article :)

World War I radiographers, circa 1918 and many more fascinating experimental suits of the early 1900s in this article :)

I remember watching a show years back on conspiracy theories on channel 9 before it was UPN, it might have been close to 15 years ago or even longer, they were talking about how record labels and the prison systems were serving each other, and how guys were getting their sentences shortened while being giving record deals with major labels...it was a regular series I do not know how long it lasted, but it sure all makes sense now.........

I remember watching a show years back on conspiracy theories on channel 9 before it was UPN, it might have been close to 15 years ago or even longer, they were talking about how record labels and the prison systems were serving each other, and how guys were getting their sentences shortened while being giving record deals with major labels...it was a regular series I do not know how long it lasted, but it sure all makes sense now.........

Ruthenian Woman | What America’s Immigrants 'looked like *when* they arrived' on Ellis Island: We hear so often that America is "a nation of immigrants" or a "cultural mixing pot" . Unique America's History is as a Nation of Immigrants.

Ruthenian Woman | What America’s Immigrants 'looked like *when* they arrived' on Ellis Island: We hear so often that America is "a nation of immigrants" or a "cultural mixing pot" . Unique America's History is as a Nation of Immigrants.

Happy Birthday Tiny Tim. Hope you are Tiptoeing in the Tulips in Heaven!

Happy Birthday Tiny Tim. Hope you are Tiptoeing in the Tulips in Heaven!

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