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WW2 patriotic poster urging the US civilian population to conserve food and go with less so that fighting troops could be fed full rations. In real terms, the US economy, as it was shown during the war, was capable to feed its own population and armed forces fully while making huge food exports to both the UK and the USSR.

Jacqueline Kennedy wears her pink Chanel suit, still stained with the blood of her husband, as Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office in Air Force One. According to Lady Bird Johnson, who was also present: “Her hair [was] falling in her face but [she was] very composed … I looked at her. Mrs. Kennedy’s dress was stained with blood. One leg was almost entirely covered with it and her right glove was caked, it was caked with blood – her husband’s blood. Somehow that was one of the mo

On the deck of the USS Missouri, watching the formal Japanese surrender of WWII

Photo of U.S. astronaut and space shuttle Challenger crewmember Bruce McCandless, who ventured further from a ship than any astronaut before him on Feb. 12, 1984, via NASA.

A clock in Hiroshima, destroyed during the atomic bombing of the city. Its time marks the moment when the bomb exploded; 8:16 AM.

X-ray images of corsets and their effect on the female ribcage from 1908 by Dr. Ludovic O’Followell.

September 12, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy speaks at Rice University Stadium, Houston, Texas, concerning the nation's efforts in space exploration. In his speech the President discusses the necessity for the U.S. to become an international leader in space exploration and famously states, "We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

A recuperating Hemingway with Red Cross nurses, including Agnes von Kerowsky, Milan, 1918

Survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp are helped by Russian medic past the main gate with the infamous sign reading Arbeit Macht Frei which means "Work liberates." The concentration camp was liberated on 27 January 1945 by the 100th Infantry Division of General F.M. Krasavina (1st Ukrainian Front).

A female Lockheed employee works on a P-38 Lighting. Burbank, CA - 1944

Americans in Paris on the night of repeal: Scene at the American Bar as a group of visitors from the U.S. celebrated the passing of Prohibition in their homeland in a real two-fisted manner.

Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed wire barricade. It was a common occurrence for families, who had once lived on the opposite side of the street from one another, to become seperated by the ever growing Berlin Wall.

1890 - This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1700s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree.

American Soldiers wade from Coast Guard landing barge toward beach at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944