From the always wonderful Letters of Note:
"In April of 1998, shortly after excavating an ancient tomb in Andong City, South Korea, archaeologists were stunned to find the coffin of Eung-Tae Lee — a 16th-century male, now mummified, who, until his death at the age of 30, had been a member of the ancient Goseong Yi clan. Resting on his chest was the following moving letter, written by his pregnant widow and addressed to the father of their unborn child."
Read the rest and see the letter here.
(Not gonna lie, we kind of want that hot dog radio.)
proper kissing procedure.
From Life Magazine, 1942. More info here. Fellas, please note: “The girl should sit on the arm of the chair and the boy should hold her firmly but lightly.”
Gorgeous, fascinating daguerreotypes of American jobs from the middle of the 19th century.
An excellent demonstration from Barton-Wright’s classic Pearson’s Magazine article, “Self Defence with a Walking Stick”, 1900 (Bartitsu.org).