Some random historical pictures for you guys, enjoy!
Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California
Russian bear hunting armor from the 19th century.
Russian bear hunting armor from the 19th century
the effects of corsetry, vintage medical illustration
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"Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary in 1924. Prison folklore states that Governor G.Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cat. But the Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to act as a mascot for the prisoners. Pep was much loved, and lived among the inmates for about a decade. While the truth may never be known, in photographs Pep sure does look…
This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.