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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - "an old straw hat, a suit of overalls, and a worn out pair of shoes" - Shirley Temple, actress, - original rare press photo

Creek students at the Indian Mission School in Muskogee, Oklahoma - 1888

US soldier with a South Vietnamese child, Vietnam (Philip Jones Griffiths, 1967)

Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott Cooper

Beautiful Antique Photo Edwardian Baby and Her Jointed Teddy Bear

Shirley Temple and John Agar, celebrating their enagement.

A young girl enjoys a cup of tea courtesy of the advancing Allied armies in a sector of Europe now cleared of Hitler's troops. 1944.

“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.” that's why this is the coolest thing ever.

Tourists at the Frauenkirche, Nürnberg, Germany, 1904

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.

U.S. troops march down the Champs Elysees after the liberation of Paris, 1944

Princess Elizabeth of York with a disabled soldier, 1928.

Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's Daughter.