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19th Century Roadtrip

A crowded stagecoach, c. October 19, 1887. Source: [Library of Congress Reproduction no. LC-USZ62-56144] Advertisements

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This 19th-century parent’s ninja skills are fantastic

A photo of “Baby Kerr” taken in 1861 by William Notman studios in Montreal. Source: [McCord Museum I-1860.1]

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Smoking and Drinking, c.1893

Taken by photographer Robert Randolph Bruce, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The caption reads: “Group of men smoking and drinking, 1893-1894” 120-year old fun times with moustaches!  Apparently, according to this other photo, a rousing game of cards ensued: Group of … Continue reading

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The Hubbard Sisters, 1860

The look on the little girl in the middle kills me, what a cute expression from a baby over 150 years ago! The girls from left to right are: Gertrude, Roberta, and Mabel Hubbard.  The Hubbard family was a prominent … Continue reading

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Opium for Teething Babies?

Laudanum is a mixture of alcohol and opium (usually 90:10) and was a popular over-the-counter medicine in the 19th century, used for headaches, menstrual cramps, stomach aches and every other ailment imaginable. One of the craziest uses was for ‘teething … Continue reading

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