Saturday, 13 July 2019

The Fascinating Daguerrotypes of Victorians Breastfeeding

quote [ You know the daguerrotypes. Stiff scenes of Victorian families in too much clothing, expressing about as much enthusiasm for one another as one would have for a lamppost. That’s why we did a double – no, triple – take when we found a small selection of Victorian breastfeeding portraits in the depths of the web. How is it these women, for whom showing an ankle was rather scandalous, could suddenly feel comfortable exposing their bosom for the minute long exposure time needed for a daguerrotype? What was early motherhood really like for women in the Victorian era? ]

Its power on me is bloody breastfeeding horrid discovering instability
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT]


avid said @ 5:55am GMT on 13th Jul
"nutritional beer" has a certain ring to it
Hugh E. said @ 2:47pm GMT on 13th Jul
Those formula bottles are great. They look like baby hookahs.
cb361 said @ 6:19pm GMT on 13th Jul
Whenever I see an ad on the internet for The Maddox Gallery (do other people get that too?) I think that it's all pictures of that old time internet shock jock who pretended to be a pirate.
mechavolt said @ 6:46pm GMT on 13th Jul
As if my sexuality wasn't fucked up enough.
Hugh E. said @ 9:24pm GMT on 13th Jul
Are you saying ...

cb361 said @ 10:37pm GMT on 13th Jul
Clearly you haven’t been paying attention then.
mechavolt said @ 4:22am GMT on 14th Jul
Paying attention to what?
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:58pm GMT on 15th Jul
Victorian breastfeeding daguerreotypes.
mechavolt said @ 10:23pm GMT on 16th Jul
Nope, I've been too busy paralyzed with fear by monstrous, toothy breasts.
mechanical contrivance said @ 12:48pm GMT on 17th Jul
Not everyone can afford orthodontia.
JWWargo said @ 11:15pm GMT on 13th Jul
I was the only one of my siblings to be breastfed. My four older were born when doctors were still recommending formula, and my mother contracted giardia right after giving birth to my one younger. By the time she was well again the younger had been conditioned for the bottle.
rylex said @ 5:17am GMT on 14th Jul
ahhhhh, Daguerrotypes. Originator of Resting Bitch Face Technology

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