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That Time Marie Curie Was Rejected Membership to the French Academy of Sciences Because She’s a Woman

It’s probably hard to believe that a two-time Nobel Prize winner for her work in both physics and chemistry, a person who discovered and created the word “radioactivity,” was rejected for membership by the French Academy...

 
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Edwardian Era: Lovely Vintage Photos of Children on the Beach

These old photos show us the beaches before buildings and entertainment centers; just children playing together, digging sand, swimming…

 
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Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourists)

These old photos were taken by an amateur photographer during his trips to England and Europe with the family from 1907 to 1922. They documented everyday life of some Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice…...

 
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Outhouses and Night Soil Men: New York City Before the Invention of Indoor Plumbing and Indoor Toilets

A hundred and fifty years ago New Yorkers had just a few choices when it came to taking care of their lavatory needs— visit an outhouse or use a chamber pot. Indoor toilets proved slow to gain popularity when they were...

 
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These Photos From The 1900s Capture How Native Americans Lived 100 Years Ago

During the 20th century Native American Indian was quickly vanishing. Because of this, Edward Sheriff Curtis dedicated decades of his life to capturing and recording the lifestyle of indigenous tribes in North America and...

 
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19 Incredible Colorized Photos of Victorian Women From 1850s to 1890s

Women in Victorian era usually worn unique gowns, so colorization is the best way to help us visualize a part of their colors. Here is a stunning collection of colorized photos that shows Victorian famous women in their gowns...

 
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Beautiful Portraits of Native American Teen Girls, 1800s-1900s

While Native America women generally had different roles from men, they often had the same rights as their male counterparts. They usually owned the home along with everything in it, and in some tribes, while the chief was...

 
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Photos of Children Before Child Labor Laws Were Passed, 1908 – 1924

In 1908, sociologist and photographer Lewis Hine traveled to the town of Eastport, ME after he was hired by the US National Committee of Child Labour, to explore the difficult conditions in which children toiled before the...

 
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Vintage Photos of Dapper Men from the Victorian Era

Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends that emerged and grew in province throughout the Victorian era, a period which lasted from June 1837 to January 1901. This photo series will give you an idea as...

 
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Vintage Snapshots of Boxers From the Early 20th Century

Boxing has been included in the Olympic Games program since 1904. For centuries people used their fists to resolve disputes before someone thought of organizing such fights as entertainment. The competition is divided into...

 
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