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Photographs demonstrating the process of embalming, from The Champion Text Book on Embalming, published in

La baleine-bus

Le monde de l’an 2000 tel qu’on l’imaginait en 1900, en 15 illustrations

Pilar Zeta

Pilar Zeta


Stewart Walker(Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze(Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn(Squibb Building), William Van Alen(Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker(Wall Street Building) and Joseph Freedlander(Museum of the City of New York).

Circus side -show The Living Skeleton

Female living skeletons weren't as common as males, probably because they couldn't show as much of their figure. that people paid to see this.


Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine | The Public Domain Review

Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine | The Public Domain Review

hexavalentchromium, sutured-infection: “ Quadrilateral back brace for right dorsal curve, from Robert W. Lovett’s Lateral curvature of the spine and round shoulders, c.

Describe your pin

Harlem is Nowhere

Novelist Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts on Harlem, gentrification and the power of unconscious style

25 Shocking Vintage Ads You Won’t Believe Were Real: Love's Baby Soft. Because innocence is sexier than you think. - Advertising beauty and cosmetics with a child makes this Love’s Cosmetics advertisement creepy and disturbing.

Aldous Huxley's Predictions for 2000 A.D.

Aldous Huxley's Predictions for 2000 A.D.

Aldous Huxley Prediction for the year The farmer of the year 2000 directs his “robot machines” (illustrated by George Englert) - Redbook, Jan 1950

100년전 사람들이 상상했던 ‘21세기’는 어떤 모습? : 화보 : 포토 : 한겨레

100년전 사람들이 상상했던 ‘21세기’는 어떤 모습? : 화보 : 포토 : 한겨레

I'm dead!

Is this why it's called cup size? (failed trends) Woman with Cups and Saucers - Coffee, tea and her.My tea cups bring all the boys to the yard

Mademoiselle Blanche Monnier held captive in a room for 25 years by her mother and brother. All because she would not refute the man she loved. Picture taken at a hospital in France after her rescue.

In 1901 a woman in Poiters, France was found having been confined to her room for 24 years by her mother.{ So sad, that this poor woman was locked in a room for over two decades, }

Are smartphones unhealthy? A 1906 Punch Magazine cartoon perfectly predicted the loneliness and anti-social behavior created by wireless devices — Quartz

In 1906, one magazine warned of the loneliness of "wireless telegraphy"

Replace these “wireless telegraphs” with smartphones, update the dress a little, and this vision from a 1906 issue of Punch magazine could easily be for 110 years in the future. Part of a series of “forecasts” for the year to come.

1839, first photographic portrait of a human being. By Robert Cornelius, self portrait. Philadelphia

The First Portrait Photograph Ever Made

Philadelphia, November "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait The first light-picture ever taken. this quarter-plate daguerreotype is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.