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The first glass baby bottle in the U.S. was patented by Charles Windship of Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1841. His design featured a teardrop-shaped bottle with a glass tube coming down from the neck to act as a straw.  Attached to the neck was a rubber hose, leading up to a bone mouth guard and a rubber nipple.

A Brief History of 7 Baby Basics

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

ALIVE Posing next to the posing stand!   You can see how flimsy it is.  It certainly could not hold the dead weight of a body.

NOT DEAD Posing stands were used to hold living subjects, usually children, still while the photo was taken.

Viralated – 12 Vintage Victorian Postmortem Photos

This site exists to discredit the idea of the Victorian standing post mortem photo. Post mortem photos do exist, but none of them are stand alone.

Said to be post-mortem photography (both men are on stands). Interesting, if true, but likely not to be. Gotta love the Internet!

NOT a postmortem photo. Once again, the presence of posing stands is being used as 'evidence' that these men are dead. It means the opposite - posing stand means not dead because a stand can't hold the weight of a dead body.

Photographer holding up the body of a deceased man before a post mort portrait.

Demonstration of how a posing stand was used to help hold the subject still.

To me it seems that the standing girl could be dead...there is a stand behind her, you can see the base next to her feet, the eyes seems to be closed and painted on ...

NOT DEAD Posing stands were used to hold living subjects, usually children, still while the photo was taken.

previous description - Pretty sure the girl in front was dead, and possible the girl on the left in the back row.  This picture is pretty big, about 12 x 20".

previous description - Pretty sure the girl in front was dead, and possible the girl on the left in the back row. This picture is pretty big, about 12 x

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