"Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920’s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, a character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
HUMAN BEING ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SUCH HUGE FUCKING DORKS OKAY.
can we bring this back
Have you ever taken a look at something and thought, “This is it. This is why God doesn’t speak to us. We’ve become monsters. Steve Buscemi in Spy Kids was fucking right.”
This game is the bees elbows
my girlfriend picked up the snails water bowl today and realised we are now the grandmothers of about ten million baby snails (๑′ᴗ‵๑)
these are albino giant african land snails and yes they are the cutest thing you will see today
The Utica Crib
Use of the “Utica Crib” began in the 1840s at Utica, but spread throughout the United States to other mental institutions. It was widely used in the 19th century to confine patients.
Prior to the development of psychoanalysis and psychiatric medications, doctors had a limited understand or know how to treat mental disorders. Doctors attempted a variety of treatments and would subdue a patient and restrain them for their own protection, the protection of other patients and themselves. ”
Some Utica cribs were made out of wood, some iron. Literally shaped like a crib, the sides and lid were made of spindles, which allowed airflow. The difference was the Utica Crib was adult-sized and had a lid, which could be fastened over the patient. The person restrained could not sit up nor get out. The bottom was cushioned with layers of straw. Additionally, the crib could be suspended with chains and rocked to calm the patients. -From an essay by Heather Munro