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That’s the "Scold’s Bridle," a gruesome mask used as punishment for "rude, clamorous woman," who are considered to be spending too much gossiping or quarreling in the Medieval times. It came complete with a bell on top, no less: Time spent in the bridle was normally allocated as a punishment by a local magistrate. The custom developed in Britain in the 1500s, and spread to some other European countries, including Germany. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak. This example has a b...

A better image I had of the previous scan of a dead girl 'standing' between her parents. In this you can see that her eyes were painted on by the photographer. You can also see, if you look at her feet, the base of the framework that is supporting her. I think this photo is the best evidence of the existence of a support frame. The fact that this young girl is dead is not debated, but the stand itself is.

Martin Luther King, Jr. - "I Have a Dream" ( read the speech from this link)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr

Group of people holding hands during Martin Luther King's civil rights rally in front of the Washington Monument, by Francis Miller 1963

King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”

Dead young woman. Note her hands. The frameworks fastened at the waist and neck with heavy gauge wire to position and hold the arms. The clothes were left unfastened at the back.

the library of dust - At the former Oregon State Insane Asylum, between 1883 and the 1970's, thousands of people died while they were in the hospital. If a person's body was not claimed by their families, their cremated ashes were sealed in a labeled cannister and stored on rows of shelves at the hospital.

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: A German Jewish Girl Who Was Part of the Kindertransport (1939) Posted on March 10, 2009 This German Jewish girl (age 7) was part of the Kindertransport that, in 1939, got 10,000 Jewish children out of Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. Her name: Dorrith Oppenheim. She ended up in Scotland. Her parents died at Auschwitz in 1944.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake, also known as the Great Alaskan Earthquake, the Portage Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting from the temblor caused about 131 deaths.

June, 1964. Black children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water. -Sometimes I am dumbfounded by evil.

The dust bowl affectd nearly one hundered million acres of land in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. photo credit bettmann/CORBIS

Some of the not so proud moments in Nebraska history...The first Nebraska Klavern was founded in Omaha in 1921. By the end of the year, there were around 24 chapters in the state with an estimated membership of 1,100. By 1923, the Atlanta headquarters of the KKK claimed 45,000 members in the state. The Lincoln Star reported that the Klan was "active in Lincoln, Omaha, Fremont, York, Grand Island, Hastings, North Platte and Scottsbluff