A thread you didn't know you needed to see: this is a collection of posters that show the rules and etiquette for watching films in 1912.
Useful to this day. Take note.
Can't say the same about Instagram.

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7 Nov
Georgia Tann was a millionaire. The source of her money? The 5,000 children she stole and sold over the course of thirty years.
Tann operated the Tennessee Children's Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee. She used the unlicensed home as a front for her black market baby adoption scheme from the 1920s until a state investigation closed the institution in 1950.
Tann died of cancer before the investigation made its findings public. bit.ly/3kaH01x
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6 Nov
This is what people from the 1900s thought the 21st century would look like. The pictures were created by Jean-Marc Côté.

A series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists were issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910.
Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the then distant year of 2000.
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4 Nov
Caroline Eichler (born in 1808 or 1809) was a German inventor, instrument maker and prostheses designer. She was the first woman in Prussia to receive a patent (for her leg prosthesis) and was also the inventor of the first practical modern hand prosthesis. ImageImage
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Colorized by me: Grigori Rasputin, date unknown.

He is best known for his role as a mystical adviser in the court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
On the night of December 29, 1916, a group of conspirators, including the tsar’s first cousin, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich, and Prince Felix Yusupov, invited Rasputin to Yusupov's palace and fed him wine and cakes laced with cyanide.
Though Rasputin eventually became rather drunk, the poison seemed to have no effect. Baffled but not deterred, the conspirators finally shot Rasputin multiple times. He was then wrapped in a carpet and thrown into the Neva River, where it was discovered three days later.
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21 Sep
#OnThisDay in 1898, Cixi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days' Reform. Initially a concubine, she ended up becoming one of the most powerful women in the history of China.

"Whoever makes me unhappy for a day, I will make suffer a lifetime."

📷 Colorized for The Colour of Time
Cixi effectively controlled the Chinese government in the late Qing dynasty for 47 years, from 1861 until her death in 1908. To this day, historians both in China and abroad are still debating her legacy.
"Depicted in writings by English contemporaries in the foreign service as cunning, treacherous and sex-crazed, Cixi was painted as a caricature of a woman, and a symbol of Europeans' beliefs about "the Orient" in general."

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16 Sep
Catherine, pictured here, was very curious about the new Photomaton machines that arrived in her town in the mid 1930s. Each year, on the anniversary of her first visit to one of these, she would sit for a new strip of photographs.

Here's Catherine at 16: Image
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