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Mrs. J.C. Alicoate (L) of Miami, and Mrs. Arthur Hebb, Jr. of Baltimore, add their bit towards the fight for repeal of the tax on oleomargarine. They parade with their signs near the Capitol in 1949. (Bettmann / Contributor/Getty Images)

Alicoate (L) of Miami, and Mrs. of Baltimore, add their bit towards the fight for repeal of the tax on oleomargarine. They parade with their signs near the Capitol in (Bettmann / Contributor/Getty Images)

body snatchers

A surplus of usable cadavers in the Victorian era fueled the lucrative body-snatching industry. Here are five gruesome tales of those who dug up graves for profit.

A piece of the scuttled Carroll A. Deering after washing back up onto Ocracoke Island.  Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images

The ship Carroll A. Deering was found abandoned off the coast of North Carolina in A piece of it is seen here; the wreck was dynamited and scuttled soon after its discovery.

Vincent and Eugen as they sailed for Spain aboard the freighter S.S. Cabo Tortosa.   © Bettmann/CORBIS

Vincent and Eugen as they sailed for Spain aboard the freighter S.

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Stuff you missed in history class - Sulieman the Magnificent © Bettmann/CORBIS

With their ill-famed jail breaking prisoner, "Count" Victor Lustig (center), two deputies closely guard the "bad man" on arrival at Federal ...

With their ill-famed jail breaking prisoner, "Count" Victor Lustig (center), two deputies closely guard the "bad man" on arrival at Federal .

@1880 It was legal & used publicly

Cocaine was legal in the US until 1914 - would make a cheeky sugar jar :)

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The only known photograph of an Army camel during the Civil War. (A project that was an epic fail!) (dead link on my re pin)

1800 Black Cherokee Princess

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