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Did Victorians have hairy underarms?

Should I warn you to keep the rank goat out of your armpits,

Warn you to keep your legs free of coarse bristling hair?

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Aunt Crete's Emancipation

When I get in a certain kind of mood, there’s nothing that I want more than stories about downtrodden people being showered with care and nice things and the people who have been metaphorically treading on them having that shoved in their faces. 475 more words


Hoisting a Few in the Basement Speakeasy

It’s tax day. Here’s a photo of men drinking illegally and gambling. Cheers!

“Dallas voted for Prohibition October 1917 — but it didn’t go dry, as this workingman’s speakeasy (a word not developed then) shows. 44 more words

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Letters from the Outposts of Empire: Olivia (in India) by O. Douglas

Olivia by O. Douglas ~ 1912. Original title: Olivia in India: The Adventures of a Chota Miss Sahib. This edition: Nelson, 1950. Hardcover… 579 more words

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Liberty Bell 18

Continuing on in the Liberty Bell album, we have a nice 20th century photograph of a young man. His hair is oiled, his collar is starched, and his tie is tucked into his vest. 109 more words


That Time When Dallas Changed the Numbers of Every Single Street in Town -- 1911

by Paula Bosse

Here’s a topic that isn’t very sexy, but it’s one of those mammoth-scale city-wide operations that had to be done, but no one wanted to tackle it because it was a huge undertaking and it was going to be a big hassle: re-numbering the streets. 993 more words

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