ADVICE TO A 1912 BRIDE Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a bride the following recipe for washing clothes (misspelled words and all):1 Start a fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. 2 Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert.3 Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. 4 Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile cullord, 1 pile work britches and rags. cont...
North American Settlers, 1800s - Retronaut / Pa would bang his head on the roof. The "barn" is a tarp covered spot beside the house. Note the *wooden* fireplace.
ATTENTION: All Women Born After 1980! You stand on the shoulders of giants, your way has been paved, your path made clear by the many, many women of history who have gone before you. NOW DO US PROUD!
Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe.
This Kentucky Butter Cake is CRAZY moist, buttery and coated with a sweet buttery glaze that crusts the outside and soaks into the cake making it amazing for days. Simply amazing!
"Spontaneous Combustion". A sensational method of death between the late 1800s and early half of the 20th century. Was it a brilliant murder method? Because since we've had forensic capabilities, no one has purportedly died of spontaneous combustion.
Today in history: On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
“Lunch atop a Skyscraper” by Charles C. Ebbets #photography #vintage
A family of African American migrant works on on Lady's Island, off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina, 1936. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.