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Leather Restraint from a Victorian Insane Asylum

Leather Restraint from a Victorian Insane Asylum. Such garments restricted the movements of mentally ill patients who were considered violent. They were universally used until the end of the 18th century. 56 more words

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For Getting

“Forgetting a wrong is often more cathartic than remembering a right” Rick Meyer

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. 341 more words

Old Croghan Man

Close-up of the hand from a bog body that is over 2,000 years old. Old Croghan Man is the name given to this well-preserved Iron Age bog body found in an Irish bog in June 2003. 169 more words

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Midwifery Bag from 1866

Midwifery Bag, circa 1866 – containing destructive and non-destructive instruments. This bag would have belonged to a male midwife as female midwives traditionally did not use instruments when delivering babies in this period. 91 more words

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Scolds Bridle

A Belgian Iron ‘scolds bridle’ or ‘branks’ mask, with bell, from 16th century. This masks were used to publicly humiliate and punish, mainly women, for speaking out against authority, nagging, brawling with neighbours, blaspheming or lying.

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The Past

Katrina K Guarascio

The past is not fallen leaves;
it is dirt blanketing newly planted seeds.
It is a crack in the window
causing the afternoon sun… 149 more words

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