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
Violet Jessop, Nurse & Stewardess, Survived the sinkings of both the Titanic 1912, and the Britannic in 1916. In addition she was onboard the Titanic’s sister ship the RMS Olympic when it collided with HMS Hawke in 1911. She died of heart failure in 1971.
Mother and children living along US Route 70, TN 1936; Library of Congress FSA/OWI photograph collection
„Fade to 1906“: Photographs melding views from the ruins of the 1906 earthquake and the modern view of exactly the same spot. By Shawn Clover (www.shawnclover.com)
the streets of San Francisco
Susan Hibbert, who died on February 2, 2009 at the age of 84, is believed to have been the last British witness to the signing of the German surrender in May 1945, a document which she personally typed up. She typed the English version of the German unconditional surrender document, then messaged London when the war in Europe ended on May 7, 1945 with the following words: “The mission of this Allied Force was fulfilled at 0241, local time, May 7th, 1945.”
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