What We Loved This Week, Jun. 19 – 25

Published June 24, 2016
Updated June 23, 2016

Creepy vintage medical photos, Germany’s real-life fairy tale castles, famous monuments when they were under construction, iconic newspaper front pages, World War II’s most bad-ass women.

Babies Glasses

Vintage EverydayTanning babies at the Chicago Orphan Asylum to offset winter rickets in 1925.

Disturbing Medical Treatments And Gear Of Yesteryear

Girl Contraption

Vintage EverydayDr. Clark’s Spinal Apparatus, circa 1878, one of the more bizarre and least practical treatments for scoliosis.

Whether the outrageous historical medical treatments of decades and centuries past or the most bizarre practices of modern medicine, doctors have always been rather scary.

Even setting aside, say, the Nazis’ medical research or the evil science experiments of other corrupt regimes, sometimes doctors are terrifying without even trying.

But, thankfully, as these vintage photos show, doctors seemed to be most terrifying long ago.

See more at Vintage Everyday.

Radiation Suit

Vintage EverydayProtective gear for a radiology nurse, circa 1918.

Real German Castles Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

Hohenzollern Castle

Roland Beck Burg Hohenzollern

Germany is home to some spectacular castles, including the ones that were the real-life inspirations for Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Most of them are open to the public, so it’s easy to visit if you’re looking for your very own fair tale ending.

If you’re looking for a dose of reality, though, these UNESCO World Heritage Sites hold the keys to some of history’s most significant events:

Martin Luther wrote his German translation of the New Testament in one, and another holds a letter from George Washington thanking a German aristocrat for his service during the Revolutionary War.

See more castles at Smithsonian

Schwerin Castle

Oliver Hoffmann/iStockSchwerin Castle

Schloss Bensburg

Wikimedia CommonsAlthoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks While They Were Being Built

1888 The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower, 1888.

When tourists go to visit monuments, rarely do they think of what the monument might have looked like before it was completed. We think of these iconic landmarks as we see them today. Imagine seeing the Statue of Liberty without a face, or only one of the presidents carved into Mount Rushmore.

Lucky for us, photographers couldn’t resist documenting the progress of some of our world’s most renowned landmarks.

See more at Vintage Everyday.

1936 The Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation DistrictThe Golden Gate Bridge, 1936

1885 The Statue Of Liberty

Wikimedia CommonsThe Statue of Liberty, 1885

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John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.