Images That Move Me
"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history books...
This is a picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.
During the years of 2007-2011, Maggie Smith continued to film the final Harry Potter movies, all while battling breast cancer. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince, she had shingles and was forced to wear a wig in order to continue filming. On the subject, Smith said, “If there’s work to do I'll do it. I’ve still got to stagger through the last Harry Potter. The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don’t know what the future holds, if anything... This woman is amazing.
Jack & Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years.
I want to have this much fun when I'm this age.
Melts my heart every time ♥
Seattle Underground, Washington What remains of old Seattle has become a popular stop for history buffs and adventure seekers, with the old network of now-underground passageways that were once ground level in the mid-19th century. The city, literally, rebuilt on top of itself.
A lengthy exposure is the reason so many old photo subjects look so serious. It's easier to hold a neutral pose than a smile for any length of time. Salsbury (1846-1902) was an actor and promoter, notable for his time with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. This is evidently a promotional photo for a comedic play.
I love antique photos where they are caught looking happy instead of trying to look respectable.