1800s

30 Facts, Customs, And Traditions Of The Victorians: The Weirdest People In Human History

December 1, 2022

The Victorian era was a time of contrarian ideals: They covered themselves completely but fetishized the female figure, they were o...

Why The Past Smelled Absolutely Horrible 

November 25, 2022

It's time to face facts: People are disgusting. It's not that you're a lazy or unhygienic person, it's just that the human body is a cesspool and there's nothing to be done ...

33 Iconic Portraits Of Abraham Lincoln from 1846-1865 (In Chronological Order)

November 24, 2022

More than a century after his assassination Abraham Lincoln remains America's most beloved President. During his brief tenure as a politician ...

39 Striking Vintage Thanksgiving Photos From The Past Century

November 24, 2022

Every photo in this article is a snapshot of a time when everything was a little bit more simple, at least on the outside. A time that people can look bac...

Harry Houdini: Stories, Myths, And Facts About Magic's Godfather

November 23, 2022

Harry Houdini may have passed away in 1936, but he remains the most well-known magician and escape artist of the 20th century. He was the scourge of false m...

Shocking Photos of Past Generations Show How Different Life Is Today

November 21, 2022

Some economists claim that it’s the best time to be alive. People have access to everything they want and happiness comes at the push of a button, or mo...

30 Facts, Customs, And Traditions Of The Victorians: The Weirdest People In Human History

November 18, 2022

The Victorian era was a time of contrarian ideals: They covered themselves completely but fetishized the female figure, they were o...

Amazing Facts About Vincent Van Gogh

November 18, 2022

Vincent van Gogh in 1873, when he worked at the Goupil & Cie gallery in the Hague. (Van Gogh Museum/Wikimedia Commons) He Never Saw His SuccessAs with many artistic greats, Vincent...

A History Of Zombies

October 24, 2022

Haunted garage decoration. (Pam Susemiehl/Getty Images) It may feel like zombies were cooked up in a Hollywood studio, considering how many T.V. shows and films are dedicated to their shuffling st...

Storyville, New Orleans's Infamous Red Light District

October 14, 2022

New Orleans. (Kevin Ocampo/EyeEm/Getty Images) New Orleans may be known for giving a good time, but back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, some parts of t...

The Curse Of Robert Todd Lincoln

September 5, 2022

Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1860s. (John Goldin & Co./Wikimedia Commons) As the son of one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history, Robert Todd Lincoln should have led a happy life, but...

The Camel Girl: A 19th-Century Oddity Who Escaped The Circus

September 2, 2022

Ella Harper. (Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) During the heyday of American circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, circus promoters sought ou...

Who Was John Deere? The Story Of The Man Whose Name Is On Your Riding Lawn Mower

July 27, 2022

John Deere (1804—1886), 1850s. Private collection. Artist: Anonymous. (Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images) It would be easy to...

A Mother Gets The Biggest Shock Of Her Life As She Prepares Dinner (BASE)

July 21, 2022

Like any other couple, Minni and Joel spend their free time together doing different hobbies. For them, it's cooking a delicious meal for their fam...

Swiss Army Knives Were Once Made In Germany

July 15, 2022

The original Swiss Army Knife that was made in Germany. (Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) A favorite tool of survivalists, hunters, and Boy Scouts, the Swis...

Soapy Smith: When A Slippery Con Man Got His Comeuppance

July 8, 2022

Jefferson "Soapy" Smith stands at the bar of his saloon in Skagway, Alaska, shortly before being killed on July 8, 1898. (Photo by Peiser/Library of Congress/Corb...

Richard M. Johnson, The Most Colorful Vice President Of The 1800s

July 1, 2022

Richard M. Johnson (1781–1850), soldier and political leader, Vice President under Van Buren, 1837–1841. (Bettmann/Getty Images) The United States has ...

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