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Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947.

Farm laborer. Stem, NC, 1940. Library of Congress.

Young Negro farm laborer, Stem, North Carolina

January 1943. Chicago, Illinois. "Mrs. Marie Griffith, manager of the information room, at one of the boards listing rates to points all over the country at the Union Station." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive

Mrs. Information: 1943

“Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men, we didn’t have any kind of prison. We had no locks, therefore there were no thieves. When someone was so poor he couldn’t afford a horse, tent or blanket, he would receive it all as a gift. We were in bad shape before white men arrived. I don’t know how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things that (so they tell us) are so necessary for civilized society” - John (Fire) Lame Deer, Sioux Lakota, 1903-1976

Burnside Bridge, Antietam Battlefield


"Now that the election is over, may not all, having a common interest, reunite in a common effort, to save our common country?" - Abraham Lincoln 11/10/1864 Saving Lincoln

Unidentified African-American Union soldier sent in by Ruth Brown - Saving Lincoln

"Mr. Lincoln believed that the Gettysburg speech was a failure. He thought so at the time, and he never referred to it afterwards, in conversation with me, without some expression of unqualified regret that he had not made the speech better in every way." - Ward Hill Lamon -Saving Lincoln FB Page

"Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God." - Abraham Lincoln, 10/3/1863

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Kids playing hide and seek in #Homs. A young kid innocently hides behind a soldier. True roses in the desert.

Fire-Chief: 1940 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive

A couple discovered a huge python hitching a ride in their car. The slithery squatter sneaked underneath the bonnet of Marlene Swart and Leon Swanepoel's car while they were on holiday at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. More =

NASA's Voyager spacecraft is heading to the bounds of interstellar space after 35 years photographing our solar system. Here's a NASA rendering of some of the images Voyager 1 and its sister craft have sent back to Earth: More images:

Government Street: 1906 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive

Government Street: 1906

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