“Hidden Mother” was a 19th century portrait trend where mothers, who were basically dressed a “ghost,” would hold their young children still while being photographed. The end result was, well… haunting and creepy.
"The Kiss Of Life" Electrical Line Man gives mouth to mouth to his co-worker after he had his heart stopped by electrocution.This intervention saved his life.He was eventually brought to the ground and revived by cpr by the time paramedics came. 1967.
I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian
“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.
The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. The linemen. Randall Champion, is dangling upside down in his safety belt — felled bv 4,160 volts of electricity. J.D. was breathing into Champion.” Cradling the stricken lineman in his arms, Thompson rhythmically pushes air into Champion’s lungs. Thompson finally shouts down: “He’s breathing.” Champion survives.