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1.) Child in Cage: 
At first glance it appears the child in the cage is being punished in a horrible way, but these "portable baby cages" were actually invented back in 1923 so that babies who lived in the city or in tall buildings could get some fresh air while their mothers did chores. 

2.) Spray tan vending machines
Before tanning salons, you could walk up to a vending machine and spray tan yourself. For just 10 cents you could buy yourself 30 seconds of spray tan. 

3.) Elvis Presley 
Elvis Presley was drafted in 1958, serving 18 months in Germany where he attained the rank of sergeant.

4.) Raid of Detroit restaurant during prohibition
While it looks like the building is flooding, that's actually illegal booze being poured into the street. During the prohibition between 1920 and 1933, Detroit was a central smuggling point to move liquor from Canada into the U.S. This Detroit restaurant was one of many that was raided by Michigan State Police and during the raid, the mayor, a congressman and a local sheriff were also arrested. 

5.) Woman in full body bathing suit
This is what scandalous looked like in 1907. Early women's rights activist, Annette Kelerman posed in a fitted one-piece bathing suit because she felt the clothing of the day was too restrictive for women. She was actually arrested because this photo was too revealing!

6.) Three men with black eyes
While these three young men look like they are all recovering from a fist fight, they were actually just on the losing end of the annual snowball fight at Princeton University. This photo was taken in 1893!

7.) Original Ronald McDonald
This is the clown that inspired the original Ronald McDonald. Guess who the man is behind the nose? It's actually Willard Scott! Scott was the very first Ronald McDonald at the very first McDonald's in Alexandria, Virginia. 

8.) "4 Children for sale"
This is a photo of 4 siblings sitting on some steps next to a sign reading "4 children for sale." The three youngest children were actually all reunited in 2013 but unfortunately all had stories of abuse before and after they went to new homes. 

9.) First Plastic Surgery
From the looks of this photo, plastic surgery has really come a long way. Walter Yeo was the first person to receive a "skin flap" surgery after he sustained horrible injuries to his face in 1916. The surgery repaired damage to his face and allowed him to have functioning eyelids again. 

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