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Uniform of Gen Patrick Cleburn, worn the day he was killed at the battle of Franklin, TN.

Patrick Cleburne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance--only 316 survived.

This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship.

Vasa (ship) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Rare to see the women hair down,death photo. The flowers were use to mask the odor of death

Memento Mori Photography

This is a fantastic photograph of a dead young woman named Jeanette Glackmeyer. There is writing on the card the photo is mounted on stating that she had been dead nine days when this photograph was taken. Regardless of this antique writing, I really have trouble believing it. Jeanette would be well on her way to decomposition after 9 days. This would be remarkably lifelike PM photo if she'd only been dead 15 minutes so I cannot credit the nine days. Thoughts?

Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

Off with his head

Sir Walter Raleigh's cell in the Tower of London by Fred Dawson, via Flickr

Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.

Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions: Baghdad Battery

President Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theater.

Coffin of Frederick the Great was found draped with a Nazi flag in the Berterode Mine, May 1, 1945 (Walker Hancock Collection, courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation.)

Prologue: Pieces of History

Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in....Haunting and so sad! Never again.

Bloody Lane, Antietam National Battlefield - In September of 1862 23,000 soldiers were killed in what was the bloodiest one-day battle in American History. Phantom gunfire, shouting and singing has been reported in the area known as "Bloody Lane".

this photograph intrigues me so much! why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? isn’t 2 people holding hands after jumping more significant than 1 man? it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments

Vintage postcard : shows the cross that was erected at the crash site and original grave in France of Theodore Roosevelt's youngest son killed in a plane crash in WWI. "Here lies on the Field of Honor, 1st Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, Air Service, USA, killed in action July 1918.

Burring the dead at Murfreesboro,Tenn. after the Civil War Battle of Stones River.

Tennessee Artifacts & History

The battlefield of the Marne, between Souain and Perthes in 1915

Once Upon A Time In War

French Artillery soldiers are shown at the entrance of their shelter on the Western Front. Rare WWI color photograph made with an Autochrome Lumière technique.

Arriving at Auschwitz, children and their mothers, along with the old and infirm, were taken directly to the gas chambers. Those exhausted by slave labor and the appalling conditions joined them, while camp doctors, including the notorious Josef Mengele, selected thousands of prisoners for cruel, crippling and life-threatening experimentation. By 1944, so many were being killed that the bodies had to be burnt on huge pyres, fueled, partly, by the victim’s own fat.

Barracks 25 in BIa sector of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This barracks was used for the special isolation of female prisoners of the camp who were selected by the SS as unfit for further work to be sent to gas chambers. There they had to await - often for several days - their death, without food or water. When the barracks was full, prisoners were also kept outside in a locked yard.

General Erwin Rommel. A German, but not a Nazi, which led to his death.

Once Upon a Time in War

Fighting for almost 30 years after the end of WW2, Japanese officer Hiroo Onoda finally surrenders in 1974

Be sure your sin will find you out! “A Russian survivor, liberated by the 3rd Armored Division of the U.S. First Army, identifies a former camp guard who brutally beat prisoners on April 14, 1945, at the Buchenwald concentration camp in Thuringia, Germany.”

PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.