1800s Were Not Boring At All!

20 Apr 2020


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My great grandfather, a Popeye impersonator.


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A normal day in Wisconsin, 1896.


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Found this in a Bible from 1895 yesterday. “Ain’t I a peach? Haha.”


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My great grandfather apparently was a pioneer of Photoshop. Every person pictured is him.


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Good ol’ boys from Northern Wisconsin.


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A Victorian couple trying not to laugh while getting their portraits done.


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But first let me take a selfie (not technically 1800s).


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Too cool for handlebars.


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The amazing Nora Kerin, an Edwardian stage actress killing it in her co-star’s prince outfit from ‘The Prince and The Beggarmaid’.


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Brighton Swimming Club of 1863.


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Family photo… with exchange of roles, 1880-1890.


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Nicholas II of Russia (in a light suit) makes the airplane, 1899.



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Ramona 5 month s ago
#4 Popeye first appeared in 1929. A photo of a "Popeye impersonator" being from the 1800s seems unlikely.
       
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Evelyn 5 month s ago
Well the thimble theater character Popeye was based on real life Frank "Rocky" Fiegel 1868-1947 so it is possible, although he might not have been identified as Popeye until later on. Comics history is full of forgotten people who got screwed over somehow.
       
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