We're now three weeks into Movember
. So this seems like timely advice from the Washington Post
- Apr 28, 1912.
Original ad here.
Isn't this the exact ad that pimps today use to trick women into becoming "escorts" on Craigslist?
What exactly was the purpose of the Clover Club? Answer after the jump.
To investigate the conditions in the New York State prison system for women circa 1916, socialist reformer Madeleine Zabriskie Doty
arranges to have herself incarcerated, masquerading as a real criminal, under the name "Maggie Martin."
Read her experiences here, in SOCIETY'S MISFITS.
I knew that it's popular to put politician's faces on toilet paper (for instance, Amazon sells Obama toilet paper
as well as Mitt Romney toilet paper
), but I didn't realize that these kind of novelty products were being sold even back in World War I. [via Daily Mail
Walter George Newman definitely sounds like he was a bit of a character. I like the idea of having a guy blowing on a trumpet instead of a horn.
The New York Times
- Aug 17, 1910
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Given the state of medical science in 1911, this purported good result seems like sheer luck!
Original article here.
Does suffragette Emily Davison
qualify for the title I've given her? The incident is shown in the video starting a bit before the six-minute mark.
She is best known for stepping in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the Epsom Derby on 4 June 1913, sustaining injuries that resulted in her death four days later....
Modern historians agree that Davison was trying to disturb the Derby in order to draw attention to her cause, rather than to commit suicide, and 2013 analysis of newsreel has supported the idea that Davison was reaching up to attach a scarf to the bridle of the King's horse. Analysis of newsreel also indicated that her position before she stepped out onto the track would have given her a clear view of the oncoming race, further countering the belief that she ran out in a haphazard way to kill herself.