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World War II: Barbarism Comes to Light Margaret Bourke-White took hundreds of photographs when she accompanied U.S. troops liberating the Buchenwald concentration camp in the spring of 1945, but none of those images showed more clearly the murderous barbarity of Nazi war crimes than this one picture: scores of corpses -- human beings starved, beaten, and literally worked to death -- stacked like cordwood in the April sun.

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History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) tweeted at 10:15 PM on Wed, Sep 03, 2014: 3000 men who helped build the 810ft high Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC stand in the window spaces of the building, 1964

Saddle Oxfords - Considered to be the grandfather of modern athletic footwear, saddle oxfords are one of the few all-American shoes. In the 1950s, almost every American girl had a pair of saddle oxfords in white with black “saddles,” which they often wore with bobby socks. The shoe continued to be popular with teenage girls, cheerleaders and preppies from the 1960s-80s.

Milestone Marker in Milford CT, by order of Benjamin Franklin - As the Deputy Postmaster Franklin traveled the post road through CT in1753 Goal; standardizing postal rates based on distance. Franklin drove the road in a carriage equipped with an odometer and placed markers at mile points along the route. The General Assembly of Connecticut then ordered all towns located on any post route to erect markers by the side of the road to indicate the distance to the nearest county seat.

The earliest known image of Willie Lincoln; In 1862 Mary's favorite son, Willie, died in the White House. This led to a tormented period of mourning. According to Elizabeth Keckley, Mary's seamstress, her grief was so overbearing that Mr. Lincoln warned she would have to be sent to an asylum if she couldn't control it.

The earliest known image of Willie Lincoln

Curators at the British Library have compiled a list of the manuscripts in their collection which they believe are among the best examples of Ye Olde Comick Bookes, rife with superheroes, super villains, origin stories, drama and, of course, blood and gore.

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History In Pictures @HistoryInPics · Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906

Extremely rare photo of Billy The Kid when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880. Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him. Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head. One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

Billy the Kid and Jesse James

Julie Andrews performs on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom during the Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (1971)

Confederate penny c. 1861

The Countess di Castiglione caused a scandal by appearing at a 1857 costume ball at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as The Queen of Hearts, a thinly veiled allusion to the fact the she was currently the mistress of the emperor, Napoleon III. She was photographed in the costume by Pierre-Louis Pierson several years later, between 1861 and 1863, apparently wishing to preserve the scandal for posterity.

The Erebus and the Terror among icebergs, as illustrated in The Polar World by G. Hartwig in 1874. Sir John Franklin, British naval officer and arctic explorer, commanded the 1845 expedition of the ships to search for the Northwest Passage. All members of the expedition perished.

Canada Says It Has Found Ship From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition

Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. He saved the life of Robert Lincoln in 1864/65 when he pulled him to safety from a train in New Jersey. He did not learn the identity of the man he saved until several months later, and this was said to have given him some comfort in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination.

*MOLLY BROWN ~ During the sinking, she was credited with encouraging many people to get into the lifeboats before she herself was convinced to get into Lifeboat #6. She and the sailor in charge of that boat had a quarrel as she wanted to row back and pick up survivors, while he was terrified that the suction from the sinking ship would take their lifeboat under.

'Unsinkable' Molly Brown

Science, secrecy, and a large sense of scale uniquely identify those sites associated with the Manhattan Project. Of the three primary sites — Los Alamos, New Mexico; Hanford, Washington; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee — the latter has always captured my interest because of its moniker “The Secret City.”

Road Trip to the Secret City - Appalachian History

Letting off some steam, the Rat Pack way: Lawford, Sinatra, Davis Jr along with Al Hart, rumoured to be the Mob's chief financial man, sweat it out in the steam room at the Sands in Las Vegas Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

The original Martini man: Dean Martin, known as the King of Cool who recommended a drink for breakfast, in an off-guard moment in 1961 Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

The Chinese in San Francisco remained so attached to their homeland that for years, "death ships" laden with Chinese corpses, bones, and ashes returned their remains to their native soil. In 1858 the ship Asia sailed from San Francisco to Hong Kong, bearing the embalmed bodies of 321 Chinese..

Death Ships - FoundSF