And you thought the babies wrapped in cellophane were bad?
I suppose you could argue that playpens and cribs are really just baby cages disguised with mobiles and cute bedding. But to look at a baby in a crib and then a baby in an actual cage is to see one thing that’s pretty normal and one thing that horribly awful.
Apparently it was a thing in the 1930s for urban families with little space to put babies in cages suspended outside of windows so they could get some fresh air and sunshine. Never mind child guards on windows, acrophobia or, you know, the risk of the whole thing failing and the baby splattering across the sidewalk. Never mind just holding the baby and actually going outside.
Ugh. Check at these incredible photos of babies in cages:
How did I get here? 1 of 5Good question, Junior.
Pay no attention to the gaps on either side 2 of 5Nothing to see here, folks.
Yeah, I know this looks weird 3 of 5That's because it is weird.
Is this any better? 4 of 5Hey, at least I'm not dangling outside of a window.
At least I’m not in a cage 5 of 5Although perhaps there was a better way to get me from Point A to Point B other than via the U.S. Postal Service.
All photos courtesy of Retronaut.co
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