Believe it or not, it's true....

By DJ
@Daljinder (22180)
India
April 28, 2016 11:34am CST
Just read @JaboUK 's recent post. She mentioned how women used to paint their legs to make it appear as if they were wearing stockings. It reminded me of the historical photos I came upon the day before. Yes, one of those was related to stockings too. Some were beautiful. Some were bone chilling. Some horrifying. Some ..... Uh... I think I will let you decide. The description is given under each photo. See the history like never before... (Photo by pixabay)
Believe It Or Not But It'S True added 60 new photos to the album: Interesting photos taken throughout history.
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@Corbin5 (134110)
• United States
28 Apr 16
During the war, a lot of women would paint a seam down the back of their legs so that it looked like they were wearing nylons. Women are crafty indeed.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
Yeah! They find solutions in extreme situations too.
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@vandana7 (69966)
• India
1 May 16
So painting...didn't it take a long time to do that? How did they manage, after all, they did not have as many machines and things as we have now which reduce workload.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
1 May 16
@vandana7 You didn't read this post on painting and stockings?
As a child in the 1940s I remember watching in disbelief as my mother made her legs dirty. I couldn't understand it as she was so fussy about me and my sisters...
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr 16
I had heard that as well.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
28 Apr 16
Really sorry! The link wasn't working before. It is fine now. There are 60 historical photos in there.
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@jaboUK (56205)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder The link worked fine for me.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder I had no trouble bringing up the site.
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@JudyEv (155978)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Apr 16
As @Corbin5 says, women often painted the seam down the back of the leg to make it look like they had stockings on. There are some amazing photos in the link. Thanks for the share.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
I wasn't aware of the stockings thing. It was interesting thing to learn. I thought people may like seeing the pictures sonI brought it here. Thanks! I found the war ones scary. Did you see the starved Australian soldiers? And that little girl from concentration camp drawing a picture of home? Truly heartbreaking. You are welcome!
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@JudyEv (155978)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Apr 16
@Daljinder I watched them all; some with a sort of fascinated horror. I can't get over the starving men. They look so relaxed really, not stressed at all. I would have thought some of the horrors of what they'd gone through would have shown in their faces.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@JudyEv I believe that relaxation was due to the ending of all the horrors. A relief. The horror would have hit them later on though. And quite strongly too.
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@maxen07 (884)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
Unfortunately, the link isn't displaying any photos.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
Strange! It's working for me and others too. Are you logged in into your fb account? If yes then try after logging out and vice versa?
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@maxen07 (884)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@Daljinder I logged in and still the same. It's probably my browser. I'm using Firefox.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@maxen07 Well so am I... I mean I am using Firefox too.
@amadeo (87160)
• United States
28 Apr 16
Many women put tan or some solution there.My sisters done this.It was like a tan lotion of sort
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
How odd! Before I came upon this picture, I never knew about it.
28 Apr 16
Interesting..Have any pics?
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
28 Apr 16
Oops! Sorry... The link is working now... You can check
@Lucky15 (34238)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
Will check the link. Thanks ;)
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
Yeah sure! Let me know what you think then. You are welcome!
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@Lucky15 (34238)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@Daljinder i think one is from the Philippines. My heart juat cried with frw photoS
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@Lucky15 Yeah! Some were truly painful to watch!
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Apr 16
I did not find you or even yours
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
That's because I am not history. I am very much in the present.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Apr 16
@Daljinder Cannot be. You were born at least two decades ago and that suffices to be historical
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@thesids My parents did get married smack dab in the middle of 1982 riots and in Delhi too. So, that is historical. Me not so much!
@jaboUK (56205)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder I've been through all those photos and found them really interesting, thanks. I'm pleased that you came across that one of women painting their legs, as it corroborates my post
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
You are welcome. I would have forgotten all about those pictures if your post hadn't reminded me of it.. The little girl drawing home on the board was chilling. That picture have a slight glimpse of the horror in the concentration camps. As well as those of bones of war casualties. Starved Australian soldiers. Berlin, Germany after war. The shell shocked soldier. (Shiver)
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@jaboUK (56205)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 16
@Daljinder I had seen some of the pictures before - the war ones - they illustrate the horror of war so well. Just corrected my spelling mistake 'corroborates'. It really makes me flinch when I re-visit a comment and see I've made a mistake
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@jaboUK lol I have been editing each comment of mine several times ever since my PC crashed. I was using my phone. And typing was difficult from there.
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@sugartoes (46062)
• Greencastle, Indiana
28 Apr 16
OOPS guess what? The m.facebook.com page isn’t working
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
28 Apr 16
I know. I realized that as soon as I posted it. lol I edited it though. Its working now... Sorry took me a minute to correct it.
@RasmaSandra (24155)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder thanks for a most interesting post.
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
@RasmaSandra you are welcome!
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@VivaLaDani13 (26345)
• Perth, Australia
5 May 16
It wouldn't let me look. Said it is hidden because it contains mature content. But I believe you lol I never knew that women used to do that though!
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• Perth, Australia
6 May 16
@Daljinder ok now it worked thank you. I got hooked on looking at the photos lol I liked the page as well.
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@vandana7 (69966)
• India
1 May 16
I am getting something about monk burning...in that link..
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I never knew they used to paint their stockings on their legs. Another thing I learned today. I also couldn't see your photos. Maybe I did something wrong.
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@acelawrites (14985)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I only saw the "Monk burning" in that photo.
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@Dishari (689)
28 Apr 16
Each one of the photos were beautiful!
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@Daljinder (22180)
• India
29 Apr 16
Yeah beautiful and so interestingly unique.
@aju007 (1470)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
28 Apr 16
Informative, thanks.
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