Breeching

Up until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the western world generally wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between 2 and 8.

When a young boy would first wear a pair of pants, a ceremony was often held. It was known as breeching …

Embalming

Embalming became more common in the United States during the Civil War, as a service provided by a new profession of “embalmers” who could assist in body retrieval given that fallen soldiers were far away from their relatives.

After the war, the embalmers continued offering their services as a persisted …

Modern Slavery

The legality of slavery of prisoners is literally codified in the thirteenth amendment abolishing slavery, which states:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their …