• 1916 Frances Densmore recording Blackfoot chief Mountain Chief on a cylinder phonograph for the Bureau of American Ethnology. (via carnarium)
    1916 Frances Densmore recording Blackfoot chief Mountain Chief on a cylinder phonograph for the Bureau of American Ethnology. (via carnarium)

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  • Date unknown Albino boy.
    Date unknown Albino boy.

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  • November 27, 1941 With some of New York&8217;s skyscrapers looming through clouds of gas, some U.S. army nurses at the hospital post at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, wear gas masks as they drill on defense precautions. (via The Atlantic)
    November 27, 1941 With some of New York&8217;s skyscrapers looming through clouds of gas, some U.S. army nurses at the hospital post at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, wear gas masks as they drill on defense precautions. (via The Atlantic)

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  • Date unknown Baby Sherlock Holmes.  (via donveto)
    Date unknown Baby Sherlock Holmes.  (via donveto)

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  • 1950s A 1950s ice cold whisky dispenser.
    1950s A 1950s ice cold whisky dispenser.

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  • Popular Science  1955 Vol. 167, No. 1 (via iloveoldmagazines)
    Popular Science 1955 Vol. 167, No. 1 (via iloveoldmagazines)

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  • 1930s A cat escapes from the Animal Rescue League.  (via online photographer and dreams like this)
    1930s A cat escapes from the Animal Rescue League.  (via online photographer and dreams like this)

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  • November 9, 1943 American film actress Veronica Lake, illustrates what can happen to women war workers who wear their hair long while working at their benches, in a factory somewhere in America. (via The Atlantic)
    November 9, 1943 American film actress Veronica Lake, illustrates what can happen to women war workers who wear their hair long while working at their benches, in a factory somewhere in America. (via The Atlantic)

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  • Date unknown Swan attack. (via adski-kafeteri)
    Date unknown Swan attack. (via adski-kafeteri)

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  • 1855 Lady using snuff.   (via ratsoff and holdthisphoto)
    1855 Lady using snuff. (via ratsoff and holdthisphoto)

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  • 1960 Corporal Sam Parker uses a giant model skull at the Royal Air Force&8217;s Dental Training Establishment at Halton in Buckinghamshire to instruct trainee hygienists. (via LIFE)
    1960 Corporal Sam Parker uses a giant model skull at the Royal Air Force&8217;s Dental Training Establishment at Halton in Buckinghamshire to instruct trainee hygienists. (via LIFE)

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  • 1920s Frederick Kovert was a minor silent screen actor known for his drag roles. His first role was in the 1920 movie An Adventuress, starring Julian Eltinge, the most famous drag artist of his day.
    1920s Frederick Kovert was a minor silent screen actor known for his drag roles. His first role was in the 1920 movie An Adventuress, starring Julian Eltinge, the most famous drag artist of his day.

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  • 1910s (via boobob92)
    1910s (via boobob92)

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  • July 21, 1951 The Althoff Circus organized a publicity stunt by putting a baby elephant on the floating train at Alter Markt station. As the elephant started to bump around during the ride, she was pushed out the wagon and she fell into the river Wupper
    July 21, 1951 The Althoff Circus organized a publicity stunt by putting a baby elephant on the floating train at Alter Markt station. As the elephant started to bump around during the ride, she was pushed out the wagon and she fell into the river Wupper

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  • 1908 Boy and teddy bear. (via boobob92)
    1908 Boy and teddy bear. (via boobob92)

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  • July 31, 1958 Lomie Puckett stands guard to prevent bulldozers from leveling her Edendale house for the construction of the Golden State Freeway. Puckett wanted more money than offered for the house.  Read more about the incident on Framework.  (via lati
    July 31, 1958 Lomie Puckett stands guard to prevent bulldozers from leveling her Edendale house for the construction of the Golden State Freeway. Puckett wanted more money than offered for the house. Read more about the incident on Framework. (via lati

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  • 1955 A technician at the Cologne Health Museum gets into his work. (via LIFE)
    1955 A technician at the Cologne Health Museum gets into his work. (via LIFE)

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  • VINTAGE PLAY
    VINTAGE PLAY

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  • Date unknown Found in a Victorian photo album. (Via digitalgreen)
    Date unknown Found in a Victorian photo album. (Via digitalgreen)

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  • Date unknown &8220;Image is a scanned postcard and is credited as a Getty Image on the     back.&8221; (Submitted by Max)
    Date unknown &8220;Image is a scanned postcard and is credited as a Getty Image on the back.&8221; (Submitted by Max)

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  • 1910 &8220;Bem Verão (in English, &8220;Like Summer&8221; &8212; yeah, that&8217;s the name of the bear) heading to a Carnival Parade, in some major city of Brazil at that time (maybe Salvador or Rio de Janeiro).&8221; (Submitted by Polaroide)
    1910 &8220;Bem Verão (in English, &8220;Like Summer&8221; &8212; yeah, that&8217;s the name of the bear) heading to a Carnival Parade, in some major city of Brazil at that time (maybe Salvador or Rio de Janeiro).&8221; (Submitted by Polaroide)

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  • 1933 Greeting card. (Submitted by Truefinger)
    1933 Greeting card. (Submitted by Truefinger)

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  • Date unknown Somewhere in Bulgaria.
    Date unknown Somewhere in Bulgaria.

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  • 1918 &8220;My grandmother in a department store photo.&8221; (via Scott Crowder)
    1918 &8220;My grandmother in a department store photo.&8221; (via Scott Crowder)

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  • 1905 Lions and lion tamer. (via depthandtime and museumkunstkabinett)
    1905 Lions and lion tamer. (via depthandtime and museumkunstkabinett)

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  • 1920s The fabulous Spectacle Sisters. (via unexpectedtales)
    1920s The fabulous Spectacle Sisters. (via unexpectedtales)

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  • nypl:  With all the recent stories of cats and dogs being rescued from weird places in New York City (the cat was pulled from a wall in Brooklyn, the dog from the Hudson River), we thought we’d dedicate this week’s Caturday to this little munchkin, wh
    nypl: With all the recent stories of cats and dogs being rescued from weird places in New York City (the cat was pulled from a wall in Brooklyn, the dog from the Hudson River), we thought we’d dedicate this week’s Caturday to this little munchkin, wh

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  • 1939 Phyllis Gordon takes her pet cheetah shopping in London.  (via billyjane and corbis)
    1939 Phyllis Gordon takes her pet cheetah shopping in London. (via billyjane and corbis)

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  • 1890 Women at a swimming pool in swing over water. (via turnofthecentury)
    1890 Women at a swimming pool in swing over water. (via turnofthecentury)

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  • 1941 &8220;This is my Swedish grandfather with Josefine the pig.  He died before I  was born but apparently was a remarkable man, stong as an ox. He  emigrated to the USA in about 1900 to Marquette, Michigan but eventually  returned to Sweden.  That&8217;
    1941 &8220;This is my Swedish grandfather with Josefine the pig. He died before I was born but apparently was a remarkable man, stong as an ox. He emigrated to the USA in about 1900 to Marquette, Michigan but eventually returned to Sweden. That&8217;

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  • hollabackct:  February 27, 1923. “Miss Alice Reighly, 1409 Harvard Street, president of Anti-Flirt Club, which has just been organized in Washington, D.C., and will launch an ‘Anti-Flirt Week’ beginning March 4. The club is composed of young women a
    hollabackct: February 27, 1923. “Miss Alice Reighly, 1409 Harvard Street, president of Anti-Flirt Club, which has just been organized in Washington, D.C., and will launch an ‘Anti-Flirt Week’ beginning March 4. The club is composed of young women a

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  • Date unknown (via adski_kafeteri)
    Date unknown (via adski_kafeteri)

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  • Date unknown (via Andy Kraushaar)
    Date unknown (via Andy Kraushaar)

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  • Date unknown &8220;How We Do Things At Janesville, Wis.&8221; (via Andy Kraushaar)
    Date unknown &8220;How We Do Things At Janesville, Wis.&8221; (via Andy Kraushaar)

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  • Date unknown Two women pose together at the &8216;Wonder Spot&8217; in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. (via Andy Kraushaar)
    Date unknown Two women pose together at the &8216;Wonder Spot&8217; in Lake Delton, Wisconsin. (via Andy Kraushaar)

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  • Date unknown Vintage wedding photobomb. (via Karen)
    Date unknown Vintage wedding photobomb. (via Karen)

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  • 1940s (via carol pearse)
    1940s (via carol pearse)

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  • Date unknown (via Crafty Dogma)
    Date unknown (via Crafty Dogma)

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  • 1946 (via sarasponda and hikenny)
    1946 (via sarasponda and hikenny)

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  • Date unknown Batman riding an elephant.
    Date unknown Batman riding an elephant.

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  • Date unknown (via mlkshk)
    Date unknown (via mlkshk)

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  • Date unknown
    Date unknown

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  • Date unknown HELP! (via unexpectedtales)
    Date unknown HELP! (via unexpectedtales)

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  • 1941 A young girl born with no arms plays a guitar with her ​​feet.  (via firsttimeuser)
    1941 A young girl born with no arms plays a guitar with her ​​feet. (via firsttimeuser)

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  • 1898 (via shopkins-fossik)
    1898 (via shopkins-fossik)

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  • 1896 Vassar&8217;s women&8217;s basketball team (via vassarcollegearchives)
    1896 Vassar&8217;s women&8217;s basketball team (via vassarcollegearchives)

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  • Date unknown Mabel Normand with an elephant made out of walnuts.  (via unexplainedcinema)
    Date unknown Mabel Normand with an elephant made out of walnuts.  (via unexplainedcinema)

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  • Date unknown (via unexpectedtales)
    Date unknown (via unexpectedtales)

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