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14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are spooky—and likely to give you nightmares. Happy Halloween! Getty Images 1865: A white caped figure wearing a Halloween pumpkin mask taking two [...]

10 Questionable Household Tips from the 19th-Century White House Staff

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a big place, and understandably the upkeep is a little more complicated than that of any typical suburban home. That’s why Fanny Lemira Gillette, famed housekeeping guru and mother of the inventor of the safety razor,  and Hugo Ziemann, the White House steward, teamed up in 1887 to write The White [...]