Exercise clothing of the era was either a cotton singlet with shorts or, going back a few more decades to the Victorian era of the late 1800s, the smart tailoring that would have been worn as day to day dress. Definitely not something comfortable…comfort for women has always seemed forbidden!
Passengers of the doomed Titanic, which sunk in 1912, on exercise bikes in the boat’s gymnasium wearing their extravagant cruise outfits, again, does not look very breathable or designed for comfort.
A woman demonstrating an exercise machine, known as the Gymo Frame.
I’m not sure how well these worked but whatever gets your heart pumping!! Hope you enjoyed!
Morphine, meth, weed, cocaine and heroin are just a few of the medications used back in the day to cure things like sore throats and tooth aches. Yowza!
Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops
Cocaine was sold over-the-counter until 1914, which was otherwise known as the good old days.
“Not recommended for children under 6” WTH??!!
Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
With 65 mg of morphine per fluid ounce, it’ll cure the aches associated with teething, and life in general.
Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton. He used five ounces of coca leaf (141.7 g) per gallon of syrup in the first five years, but the company was bought by businessman Asa Griggs Candler in 1891, who claimed his formula contained only 0.5 ounces. (14.2 g)
A mixture of opium and alcohol helped infants and little children to fall asleep, eeeeeeek!!
Here is what I can find as the first documented photograph ever taken with a person in it. 1838 in Paris.
The first photographic studio 1893
On June 20, 1947, mobster Bugsy Siegel was gunned down in Beverly Hills.
Born in Brooklyn on February 28, 1906, Bugsy Siegel built a criminal empire through bootlegging, gambling and ruthless assassinations before setting up shop in Las Vegas. He opened the famous Flamingo Hotel and Casino, the start of his notorious gambling operation in the middle of the Las Vegas desert.
On the evening of June 20, 1947, Siegel was brutally killed, when a fusillade of bullets crashed through his living room window in Beverly Hills. Simultaneously, three of Lansky’s cohorts entered the Flamingo Hotel and declared a takeover. Although Lansky denied involvement in the hit, there is little doubt that Siegel was murdered on syndicate orders.