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The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura...Both historic and amusing!!

The Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste Cities used to be literally full of crap.

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura

The Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

A "night soil" collection wagon, Baltimore circa 1900. (Photo: Public Domain)

A "night soil" collection wagon, Baltimore circa (Photo: Public Domain)

Cities used to be literally full of crap.

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

The Old Slip piers along the East River, just below the end of Wall Street, used to be known as the Banana Docks for its frequent fruit shipments from around the world, including ships containing hundreds of bushels of bananas.

Night soil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Night soil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush

The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush

Night-Soil Men, the Human Waste Collectors of Georgian London. The waste was used as fertilizer and to make gunpowder.

A lovely Trading (Business) Card for a very necessary but highly unpleasant job - but someone had to do it! John Hunt, Nightman and Rubbish Carter

A lovely Trade Card for a very necessary and highly unpleasant job - but someone had to do it! John Hunt, Nightman and Rubbish Carter

Why were some men dangled by a rope into a hole filled with poop, which they then collected in a bucket before being hauled back up? Did they not finish their English assignment or something?

Water for London, via Nicola Cornick at Word Wenches

Putting up a bat box will give these fascinating night-time creatures somewhere safe to roost, raise their pups and sleep during the day. #homesfornature

Putting up a bat box will give these fascinating night-time creatures somewhere safe to roost, raise their pups and sleep during the day. The bats promise to ward off the insects.

Abbeydale Road Sheffield Night Soil Cart c1900-1919

Abbeydale Road, Night Soil Cart, Abbeydale Congregational Church in background

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura

The Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

A 19th c Dutch cartoon depicting open night soil collection Recycling Animal and Human Dung is the Key to Sustainable Farming

A c Dutch cartoon depicting open night soil collection Recycling Animal and Human Dung is the Key to Sustainable Farming

Night Soil : New Stories by Levi S. Peterson (1990, Hardcover)

Night Soil : New Stories by Levi S. Peterson (1990, Hardcover)

Night Soil : New Stories by Levi S. Peterson Hardcover) in Books, Fiction & Literature

Alienation • Next Level: Melanie Bonajo - Night Soil :: Media :: Jack Contemporary Arts TV

Next Level: Melanie Bonajo - Night Soil

""When night falls she cloaks the world in impenetrable darkness. A chill rises from the soil and contaminates the air. Suddenly... life has new meaning". Photo taken at Mavrovounion, Lakonia, in August 2017." by @tzanetos.kavaliotis. #fslc #followshoutoutlikecomment #TagsForLikesFSLC #TagsForLikesApp #follow #shoutout #followme #comment #TagsForLikes #f4f #s4s #l4l #c4c #followback #shoutoutback #likeback #commentback #love #instagood #photooftheday #pleasefollow #pleaseshoutout #pleaselike…

""When night falls she cloaks the world in impenetrable darkness. A chill rises from the soil and contaminates the air. Suddenly... life has new meaning". Photo taken at Mavrovounion, Lakonia, in August 2017." by @tzanetos.kavaliotis. #fslc #followshoutoutlikecomment #TagsForLikesFSLC #TagsForLikesApp #follow #shoutout #followme #comment #TagsForLikes #f4f #s4s #l4l #c4c #followback #shoutoutback #likeback #commentback #love #instagood #photooftheday #pleasefollow #pleaseshoutout #pleaselike…

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