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Candy Manufacturer Hershey’s Toilet Soap(1945)

The Hershey’s Company(Candy Manufacturer) branched out into ‘bathroom products’ in the 1940s. Here is a Hershey’s Toilet Soap I found today in the Missouri State Archives. Even more confusing, it is ‘Cocoa butter’ soap. I imagine there must had been some people who accidentally snacked on this.

Hershey's Toilet Soap label.

Image is from the Missouri State Archives and is under Public Domain License.

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Hydraulic Multidose Inoculation Gun(1975)

The official name for this inoculation gun is ‘PED-O-JET’. The inventor was Aaron Ismach.

“Developed in the 1960s, inoculation guns were used to vaccinate large numbers of people very quickly – up to a thousand people could be treated every hour. Instead of using a needle, the vaccine was forced through the skin at high pressures created using a foot pump.

However, the Ped-O-Jet was expensive and needed regular maintenance, which was not always available. Initially seen as a major weapon in the drive to eradicate smallpox globally, the guns were eventually replaced in favour of simple bifurcated needles.

Most mass inoculation guns of this type would later be withdrawn because of concerns about cross infection. This example was made by Scientific Equipment Manufacturing Corporation.” – Description.

Hydraulic Multidose Inoculation Gun(1975)

Image and information is from the Science Museum Group, under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

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Attack of The Giant Snail (1910)

“A group of people attacking a giant snail” – description. Poor slimy fella! This odd piece is by José Guadalupe Posada. Hopefully the crowd of people don’t get salt.

A giant snail attacking a town of people.

Image is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License.

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Silver Bat Shaped Belt Buckle (1910)

This lovely bat belt buckle is by the jeweler Ferdinand Erhart. It is very surprising to me that this would be made during the early 1900s – it seems to fit a goth kid or Victorian vampire style. Totally want one!

Bat Belt Buckle

Image is from Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.

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Night in Luna Park – Coney Island (1905)

Luna Park was an amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It operated from 1903 to 1944, so this image was taken rather early in Luna Park’s history. The photographer and publisher was Detriot Publishing Co.

Night in Luna Park - Coney Island (1905)

Image is from the Library of Congress and Wikimedia Commons, and under Public Domain License. Information from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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[Updated]100 Images of Chrome Bees

Bees are cool already, but with the addition of Chrome coloring.. Woah!! Here are 100 Images of Chrome Bees from the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.

*New* The individual images were all combined into one collage for faster loading. Used the free software ‘Turbo Collage’.

100 Images of Chrome Bees

All images are from the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab and are under Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Vintage Prosthetic Progression (1967)

“Group shot of pairs of prosthetic limbs made for Tracey Baynam, thoughout her childhood and teenage years.” – Description.

Vintage Prosthetic Progression (1967)

This image is from the Science Museum Group and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. Credit to The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

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Retro Skull Kimono (1940) By Unknown

Skulls and Skull Kimonos are always in style. I’ll take 20!

Skull Kimono (1940)

Image is from Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.

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Skeleton Tea Party (1938) By Ray Olsen

One day I hope to be invited to a skeleton tea party. Until then, I shall enjoy this very charming photo taken by Ray Olsen for Pix Magazine.

Women and skeleton having a tea party.

Image is from the State Library of New South Wales and is under Public Domain License.

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California Poppy Stereogram(1925)

Close-up view of the California poppy. This photographic print was taken and hand colored by George E Stone.

Odd photograph of California Poppy.

Image is from the Library of Congress and is under Public Domain License.