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Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna Romanova of Russia in full court dress.

Princess Dagmar of Denmark, Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother of Tsar Nicholas Romanov and Grandmother of Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei Romanov

Unsung heroines: World War I nurses, probably from northern France

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming.

Actual poster from the mid-50s issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of the Red Scare and anti communist witch hunt in Washington. All artists were suspect.

One of three built in Ford Motor Company’s first production batch in July 1903, this Model A – chassis #30. The oldest Ford automobile in the world. Now owned by the Ford family.

Members of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. Bomber's Insignia in Background : Pistol Pace Mama

'Lucretia Borgia Reigns in the Vatican in the Absence of Pope Alexander VI' by Frank Cadogan Cowper. 1908-14 (viewing size: 760×1098)

Manya Kornblit, WWII Holocaust, Survivor of 5 concentration camps including Auschwitz while 9 of her family members died. -- That story is uplifting and depressing at the same time. This article is a few years old and talking about how she finally passed away at the ripe age of 83... this woman is an inspiration.

Yurt in Moonlight, Kyrgyzstan. The temporary and portable nature of this type of dwelling makes us forget how ancient a structure the yurt is; some researchers say it may go back as far as 600 BCE.

Openwork hairnet with medallion, Hellenistic, 200–150 B.C. Greek, Ptolemaic Gold This hairnet, with its combination of delicate filigree, carefully hammered decorative bust, and spool-shaped beads, is a superb example of the Hellenistic goldsmith's skill. The medallion represents the head of a maenad, a female follower of the god Dionysos, wearing spiral earrings, a wreath of vine leaves and grapes, and a panther skin.

The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886.

"We Can Do It!" is an American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller in 1942 for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. The model for the poster is generally thought to be a black-and-white wire service photograph taken of a Michigan factory worker named Geraldine Hoff.

Romani children in Auschwitz, victims of medical experiments.

Inside 1945 Buchenwald with LIFE: " German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945."

Love Letters from Henry VIII. to Anne Boleyn, with Notes--awesome link!


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