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Famous Last Words Todd Beamer (November 24, 1968 - September 11, 2001) Editor’s Note: Todd Beamer said this via cell phone right before him and other passengers stormed the cockpit to foil the plans of terrorists attempting to fly into the pentagon on 9/11. They prevented the plane from hitting the target but ultimately crashed into a field to their death. You can request FWL’s here.

Chicago & North Western railroad locomotive shops at Chicago. December 1942. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

Children celebrate the surrender of the remaining German forces in the Netherlands with their Canadian liberators, May 5 1945

The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."

In Tokyo, a fossilized dragon man was discovered. It takes the shape of a regular man but somewhat smaller and with wings. Many people believe it is real proof of a Gargoyle or a fallen angel.

Grand Duchesses Anastasia, standing, and Marie looking at photos in a photo album. All of the Imperial Family were enthusiastic amateur photographers.

Page from Demi-Monde I 56 by André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri  1850s-1860s (MET)