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20 Bizarre And Interesting Things That Happened In the Past As Shared On “Weird History Facts & Vintage Photography”

Published 2 weeks ago

There’s just something mysterious and fascinating about the old eras and vintage photographs that immediately draw our attention, isn’t it?

If you wish to dive into the culture and lifestyle of people who lived in the past, take a look at the Facebook page “Weird History Facts & Vintage Photography“. This page collects and shares many interesting and bizarre stories. Check out some of the most best ones in the gallery below.

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#1 Wild Child – Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth

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Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt was born on February 12th, 1884. She was the eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Alice was known for her independent and free-spirited nature that breathed new life into the early 20th century for women.

As a teen, she decided to climb onto the roof of the White House, where she could smoke without technically breaking her father’s rule “not under my roof”.

She had a pet snake, named Emily Spinach. Alice would carry the snake around with her in either her purse or dress pocket and take the snake to social events.

The New York Herald printed a running score of her social life over the course of one 15-month period, which included: 407 dinners, 350 balls, 300 parties, 680 teas, and 1,706 social calls.

Alice started to receive so much fan mail at the White House, the Roosevelts had to hire an additional secretary solely for Alice’s mail.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth was one of the key faces of modern and celebrated American womanhood.

Alice passed away at 96, leaving behind a unique legacy that continues to inspire the kind of free willed spirit we might all benefit from having a little more of.

#2 Vintage Photography – Women With Tattoos

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#3 A European Hearse From The 1800’s

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#4 Susanna Salter Was The First Female Mayor In The US (1887)

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A group of men hated the idea of women being involved in politics and decided to pull a prank. So they submitted a list of candidates names from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

They thought that NO MAN would vote for a female mayor. They wanted to humiliate the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Susanna didn’t know about the prank until the local Republican Party sent representatives to her house to see if she was actually running for office.

She went with it and became Mayor of Argonia, Kansas. She also won over 60% of the votes.

#5 This Is A 600-Year-Old Medieval Hat Which Was Found In Lappvattnet, Sweden

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The hat is made out of sheep’s wool and was preserved in a bog. It can be found at the Västerbottens museum in Sweden.

#6 The Lady In The Photo Is Betty Lou Oliver. She Survived A Plunge Of 75 Stories In A Lift In The Empire State Building In New York In 1945

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#7 Queen Sophia Magdalena’s Wedding Dress, Circa 1766, Now On Display At The Royal Armoury In Stockholm

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#8 This Is A 1400’s Cruck-Beam Cottage Preserved In A Wall Beside St Mary’s Gate In St John’s Street, Wirksworth, UK

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#9 Vintage Photography – The Wind

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#10 Tudor Home Interior & Exterior

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#11 Deadly Victorian Staircases

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One area of Victorian design that was often overlooked was the staircase, especially those installed for the use of servants.

They were made too narrow, too steep and with irregular steps, the servants staircase was deadly.

#12 Queen Victoria’s Engagement Ring

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Shaped like a serpent, the ring includes small rubies, diamonds, and an emerald, which was Queen Victoria’s birthstone.

At the time snakes were a symbol of wisdom and commitment. It was also common during this era for engagement rings to feature birthstones rather than diamonds.

#13 Queen Elizabeth I’s Only Known Surviving Dress

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St Faiths Church in Bacton was containing a significant item important to British history with out even knowing for hundreds of years, Queen Elizabeth I’s only surviving dress.

The dress was used as an alter cloth before being discovered.

It’s believed that the dress was given to Blanche Parry, the queen’s Chief Gentlewoman of the Bedchamber. Elizabeth was known to have gifted clothing to her.

This church was Blanche’s families church, which most likely explains why it was found there. Since the church was dark inside, the colours on the dress have been preserved with minimal fading.

The silver chamblet silk fabric, embroidered with gold and silver thread and cut in a manner suggesting it once constituted two sections of a skirt, bodice and sleeves, closely resembles the gown donned by Elizabeth in the so-called “Rainbow Portrait.” Painted by artist Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger around 1600.

#14 This Mannequin Was Designed By Angelique Marguerite Le Boursier Du Coudray During The 1700’s. It Was Used For Teaching Midwifery

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#15 A Hotel Commissionaire Talking To A Dachshund Dog In Piccadilly Circus, London. 1938

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#16 Checking Out The Neighbourhood Drama C. 1950 – 1960 Europe

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#17 Here We Have Two Cats In 1966 Keeping To Their Ancestors Christmas Tradition Of Knocking Over The Tree Every Year!

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#18 Henry VIII’s Kitchen At Hampton Court Palace

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The staff had to produce over 800 meals a day for the king and all of his courtiers.

The char sure shows its past!

#19 Mobile Phones Were Predicted 59 Years Ago. It Was Predicted In 1963 That We Would Have Mobile Phones In The Future, Zoom In And Have A Read!

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#20 The First Known Photo Of A Tornado. Shot By A.a. Adams In Kansas, 1884

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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