This image is public domain This is a film scan from a copy negative that is part of my historical archive of Utah and Colorado mining images. The boy worked the mines. Children were cheap labor in the mines. He never worked that pick drill and the pipe wasn't likely his either but the rest of his stuff was real. He spent ten hours a day in that get up with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned and played the part of a canary (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He…
10 Human Freaks of Nature - Listverse
Kermit the Frog sang that “It ain’t easy being green.” How about, “It ain’t easy being a conjoined-twin forced into a humiliating form of circus-slavery,” or “It ain’t easy having no limbs.” Being green is the least of these people’s worries. (In fact it might be nice to be culturally-beloved for a change.) At the turn of the last century, entertainment was a different species than it is today, having not T.V. or radio or action movies; you had to witness a living miracle in order to be…
No correspondence. A junior officer and NCO from an unidentified Feldartillerie regiment modelling what appears some kind of portable sound locating apparatus. One can't help but automatically jump to the conclusion that these fellows must belong to an anti-aircraft battery, which would explain the sound-detection gear, but the AA role was performed by the Air Service, not the artillery. Another mystery for the files.
Ad for Patent Medicine (FDA 161)
The proprietor of Pratt’s ointment, like many patent medicine makers, went to extraordinary “lengths” to increase his sales. Memorable graphics were also important and this product did not “horse around” in portraying the product’s virtues for man and his mount. For more information about FDA history visit www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/History/default.htm