Tag: Social History

Family Tree / Family Tree - 3 hours ago

How Our Ancestors Took Selfies

Although the word “selfie” didn’t become part of the dictionary until 2013, humans have been documenting their own reflections for millennia! In honor of National Selfie Day, we thought we’d take a look back through the years, from self-portraits to...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 months ago

10 Weird Taxes Our Ancestors Paid

Hats From 1784 to 1811, Britain levied a tax on men’s hats. It was intended to tax the wealthy more than poorer folk. The former presumably owned more, fancier hats. Hat retailers had to buy a license, and each hat had to have a revenue stamp glued...