Throwback Thursday’s. 1800s. 

Throwin It Back to the 1800’s. 

Today, I’ll simply share some photos I could find of the 1800s, and some link for ya’ll to check out!

Let’s start!

LGTBQ in the 1800s? Before it was ever safe to “come out”? Is that possible? Well, let’s talk about it…”drag queen” actually came from the 1800’s. Due to the dress that would “drag” along on the ground, this is something that’s very debatable, but here’re some photos for you to look at. In 1883 drag was more acceptable than a woman to pursue a career.

Here’s the link to where I found these images so you can take a better look and read more of the information provided: LittleThings

Rare Images From History: 

article-1204508-05ef9de0000005dc-988_964x783Nelson’s Column under construction in April 1844

article-1204508-05f335fe000005dc-749_964x718Believed to be the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Read more and see more images at Dailymail

5f95b4e57c7c80ac6d84c2b878eb8de0A picture of the mountain of Bison Skulls to show how many were killed in a short period of time. 

4553574f678418728887bf089b6ac9ea.jpgPicture of a “punt gun” which could be used to kill up to 50 birds in one shot! 

c939d43618699b6ea05a86cc26e18704.jpgRationing for prisoners in the Civil War. 

012a9c8e80d5bb96a444b705cb5fb42aIn 1890 this is how over 5,000 telephone lines were connected in Stockholm. 

See A lot more photos and explanations at Detonate

Mental Health in the 1800s?

desktop-1419885118reasons to be admitted to an Asylum back in the 1800s. Some of these are just like what the hell were we thinking?!

desktop-1419886510For reasons unexplained, many doctors in Asylums would keep part of their patient’s brains wrapped in wax. WTF. 

desktop-1419886915Mental Patients in a sauna, doctors believed that their “mental illness” could be steamed away. I just shake my head at photos like these, could you imagine what these poor people went through on a daily basis?

Want to see more photos of Vintage Asylums? Visit here: Viralnova

Other Photos Found By Googling Photos From the 1800s

The crazy part is, some of these photos are actually taken in my hometown!

We’ve come a long way since the 1800’s. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to live in this era at all, I couldn’t imagine being a child in a mental asylum back then!

Do you have any info on the 1800’s that I might have forgotten?

Let me know what you think, and please follow some of the links to get more information on some of the photos.