Through the Looking Glass @ Moments in Time
Please don't repin entire boards from me in one go, thanks
A Sad GoodbyeMore than a million people lined the streets on Sept. 6, 1997, as Diana's casket made the four-mile-long journey from London's Westminster Abbey to the Spencer family home in Northamptonshire. A card addressed to "Mummy" from Harry, then 12, rested among the flowers.
Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines
"In June 1972, Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam War. She was the naked child who was horribly burned with napalm and was running from an airborne attack. Since then, Kim has found a way to transform her suffering into good. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO."
Iron slave collar, Roman, fourth-sixth century CE The inscription says "I have run away; hold me. When you shall have returned me to my master, Zoninus, you will receive a gold coin". This was sealed around the slave's neck so there was no way to take it off.
As the wife of the ruler of Dai, Xin Zhui led a life of luxury 2,000 years ago in China. When that life ended at the age of 50, she was wrapped in 20 layers of fine silk, submerged in an “elixir of immortality,” encased in four coffins, surrounded by five tons of charcoal, and entombed fifty feet underground. The body of the “Lady of Dai” has been declared the best-preserved mummy ever seen, with blood that is still liquefied, organs that are still intact, and limbs that are still flexible.
She is still the beautiful, one and only Gerber Baby.
Joseph Patrick. Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)--The elder brother of future U.S. President John F. Kennedy, he had been expected to become the family's political standard-bearer, especially after his father's political exile for supporting the appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain in the advent of World War II. However, he was killed in action, and the task fell to his brother John.
The Haraldskær Woman is a bog body found naturally preserved in a bog in Denmark. Her death occurred around the fifth century BC. Not only was the intact skeleton found, but the skin and internal organs were as well. This find was one of the earliest bog bodies archaeologists ever studied.
Lucy Stone - determined that men were reading the Bible in a way to suppress women, she worked her way through school to learn Greek and Latin to prove them wrong. Kept her last name, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands. Considered a true radical for her time, she spoke in public frequently and headed multiple prominent womens organizations.
Oskar Schindler. There are stones placed on top of the grave, which are a sign of gratitude from Jewish visitors, according to Jewish tradition, although Schindler himself was not Jewish. On his grave, the Hebrew inscription reads: "Righteous among the Nations", an honorific used by the State of Israel to describe non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermination by the Nazis. The German inscription reads: "The Unforgettable Lifesaver of 1200 Persecuted Jews"
Queen Tiye: Mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tut. It's speculated by some that her first born, Thuthmose, could be Moses, as he largely fits the Biblical profile.
Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American labor union activist and chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood's job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods. She died under mysterious circumstances after investigating claims of irregularities and wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plant.
handsome Rutherford B Hayes (b1822 - d1893). In office: 1877 - 1881 (Republican). Contentious 1876 election decided by Compromise of 1877 earned him the nickname "Rutherfraud". CW vet, wounded 5x. Also served as US Rep, 2x governor of Ohio. Hayes banned alcohol at parties during WH years.
Taken at 10:28 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in New York City, this is the last photo ever taken by photojournalist Bill Biggart, who died minutes later in the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. When Bigart's body was discovered four days later, his photo memory card with 150 images of 9/11 events was miraculously saved.
Life Magazine named the filly in the photo as one of the Top 100 Heroes in American History. She served in the Korean War with such distinction she was awarded the rank of Staff Sergeant USMC. Her name would become SSgt Reckless. In May of 1968 SSgt Reckless, USMC died. Please never forget her…..and don’t let history forget her, either. Her Facebook page is here: www.facebook.com/... Her website is here: www.sgtreckless.com/