Family & parenting

Conjoined twins amaze scientists (1914)

Twins born to French mother astound all scientists The most astonishing case before the medical world today is that of the babies, Susanna and Madeline, who were born with a tissue of flesh connecting one to... Read more...

Girls love Lego toy blocks, too! (1979)

With a Lego set, there's never ever "nothin' to do" She has boundless energy and an endless imagination. Now she has a building set that will challenge them both. Her Lego Universal set will build anything she... Read more...

Child’s play panel toy (1955)

Child's play panel Children beginning to walk, and busy discovering objects around them, love to play with hardware that moves. Something as everyday as a doorbell is exciting to push in and watch pop out ag... Read more...

Peek inside school classrooms (1899)

Take a peek into the classrooms of the Victorian age! All these photographs featuring children of varying ages were taken in Washington DC during 1899. Learning the three Rs: Reading, writing and arithmetic ... Read more...

Early home pregnancy tests (1978-1985)

On the way to achieving today's super-simple, one-piece pregnancy tests that give results in two or three minutes, women needed to spend many years playing amateur chemist with test tubes, then waiting a very t... Read more...

Idea for a baby bouncer (1896)

To keep a baby quiet John E Ring of Chatham, New York, has invented an apparatus to give babies plenty of air and exercise without making too much work for "mamma." The apparatus is simplicity itself and app... Read more...

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