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Lake Front Boulevard in front of Mugnier's Hotel in Mandeville Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

Lake Front Boulevard in front of Mugnier's Hotel in Mandeville Louisiana :: State Library of Louisiana Historic Photograph Collection

SOUTHERN Distances: Up yonder a ways. Down the road a piece. As the crow flies. Down by the crick. Just over the next hill. Through the tall woods.

SOUTHERN Distances: Up yonder a ways. Down the road a piece. As the crow flies. Down by the crick. Just over the next hill. Through the tall woods.

surgical amphitheatre

surgical amphitheatre

Lina Medina : youngest mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.

Lina Medina : youngest mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 17 days.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

Victorian couple trying to keep a straight face…

Victorian couple trying to keep a straight face…

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

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

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

The strange and forgotten Edwardian sport of "stacking" for a photograph, pre-photoshop! :)

picture of the fault line after 1906 S.F. earthquake, wow.

picture of the fault line after 1906 S.F. earthquake, wow.

Bonnie & Clyde dead and the law-men that killed them. 1934. I love finding pics like this

Bonnie & Clyde dead and the law-men that killed them. 1934. I love finding pics like this

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