Actual List of Reasons for Admission into a WV Mental Hospital from the 1800s
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RARE 4-11-44 Quack Medicine Bottle for Gonorrhea Gleet SNAKE OIL Portsmouth Ohio
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The Vietnam War Era
“ Southern U.S. soldiers wave the rebel battle flag of their ancestors in Vietnam. Date, location, and regiment unknown. ”
The awesomely insane Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris
In modern times, you can find a stray cabaret or goth club in most modern metropolitan areas. But back in the late 19th century, your options were limited, albeit merrily deranged.
20 Incredibly Bizarre Vintage Halloween Costumes
What is it about vintage costumes that makes them so much more bizarre — and so much scarier — than their modern equivalents? Were people really that much stranger back then, or do they only look absurd in hindsight? Fed up with the animal-ears-and-a-bra option that, no matter how many times everyone rolls their eyes over it, seems to be the prevailing trend year after year, we decided to look for a little inspiration in vintage photography. We scoured the web for the wildest, weirdest…
Walker Sisters' House-Then
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo by Jack E. Boucher, Historic American Buildings Survey In 1866 John Walker and Margaret Wiley married, and a few years later they moved into this two-story log house, built by Margaret's father and brothers. Here the couple farmed and raised eleven children. Six of the Walkers' daughters never married, and they lived as spinsters on the farm for decades. They tended the nearby apple orchard, grape arbors, bee gums, livestock pens, truck patch, corn…