Social History

Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising

Mermaids and Mad Men – Mermaids in Advertising The Mad Men of advertising swam with the mermaids.

Called by the Dead

Called by the Dead The living are called by the dead to join them, even if it means committing suicide. The dead can be so demanding…

Old Jokes’ Home

Old Jokes’ Home Celebrating Tell an Old Joke Day with Victorian gallows humor, cholera jokes, puns, and heartlessness.

A Charm from Cheltenham

A Charm from Cheltenham A charm from Cheltenham is given to a young RAF flier who immediately recovers his lost nerve and, despite many crashes, lives a charmed life

The Spirit of Mary Surratt

The Spirit of Mary Surratt The spirit of Mary Surratt is believed to haunt her old boarding house and was said to have returned to write a bitter message during an 1890s séance slate-writing session.

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