Well, it got the babies out of the cigarette smoke
Also, back then, indoor air quality was shit. Cigar smoke, whale oil and kerosene lamp fumes as well as coal heaters and fireplaces made apartments pretty noxious places. Not to mention all the dust from lack of vacuum cleaners, bugs, rodents, and pets.
Are these illegal? I could market these to hipsters as an simple way to get your child fresh air.
I wonder how many of those things fell out the window. All it takes is a simple manufacturing defect, an improper installation, or a bad anchor. I looked at some pics and there seem to be far too many possible failure points. People are crazy.
Here in Alaska at age two we get dropped off in the woods with nothing. We are not allowed back in our villages for ten dayside penalty of death by polar bear. After the tenth day, if we return, we are given our warrior names and are allowed to forge our own signature weapon.
bad and naughty children get put in the baby cage to atone for their crimes
When visiting, my East German mother in law always took our infant children outside in the cold. It was for basically for this reason and just what you are supposed to do.
I thought it was so they could be outside without the parents needing to look after them.
Ahhh.. So this is where Count Olaf got the idea to hang Sunny out of the window
What happens when you put two in a cage?
The beginnings of pro wrestling?
And people wonder how the Lindbergh baby was so easily kidnapped.
It was common to give an infant a half pint of whiskey when they got sick. It weened out the weak ones.