March92012
ramirezdahmerbundy:

“That is my ambition, to have killed more people - more helpless people - than any man or woman who has ever lived.”
Jack the Ripper may be more notorious, but while he was busy killing    five prostitutes in the alleyways of Victorian London, another Victorian    murderer, Jane Toppan (1880-1901), was apprehended  on   charge of having killed close to one hundred people in Connecticut  as a   live-in nurse. Her murder method was poisoning. She confessed to    thirty-one counts of murder, and she was confined to an insane asylum,    where she died.

ramirezdahmerbundy:

“That is my ambition, to have killed more people - more helpless people - than any man or woman who has ever lived.”

Jack the Ripper may be more notorious, but while he was busy killing five prostitutes in the alleyways of Victorian London, another Victorian murderer, Jane Toppan (1880-1901), was apprehended on charge of having killed close to one hundred people in Connecticut as a live-in nurse. Her murder method was poisoning. She confessed to thirty-one counts of murder, and she was confined to an insane asylum, where she died.

March52012

Dancing shoes, 1880’s

Dancing shoes, 1880’s

(Source: oldrags)

March42012

Photograph of Fanny Mills by Charles Eisenmann

Photograph of Fanny Mills by Charles Eisenmann

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March32012

Evening Dress
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1888
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress

Charles Fredrick Worth, 1888

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Source: omgthatdress)

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September182011

Fancy ball costume 1887

Fancy ball costume 1887

(Source: vintagegal)

September82011
August122011

Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928.
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Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. At the age of 19, she married a doctor named Clinton Bicknell and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other. Myrtle died on May 6, 1928.

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July242011
July222011

From Ladies Health Book published in the 1880’s

From Ladies Health Book published in the 1880’s

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