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Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001. Read more...

Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day, and totes 50 pounds of it when sack gets full, 'No, I dont like it very much,' Oklahoma, by Lewis W. Hine 1916

Under the poverty line: Indian slum dwellers collect water for their homes from a sewage drain at Dharavi

Aerial view of a crowd awaiting polio immunization, San Antonio, 1962

Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Arthur Rothstein, 1936.

Dust Bowl...(Migrant mother, aged thirty-two with seven hungry children, Nipomo, CA )Courtesy of Library of Congress

Men waiting in a line for a job opportunity during the Depression,1930

History of Thanksgiving article

Carrot Creek Boutique: A Proclamation of Thanksgiving