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Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

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Testing a bulletproof vest, 1933.

Nadezhda Popova was a Russian female pilot during WWII. The German military called her one of the "Nachthexen", or "Night Witches" She flew 852 decoy missions in a canvas winged plane. Dropped food and medicine to Russian marines trapped on the beach at Malaya Zemlya. She had to fly so low that she heard their cheers. After the mission, she found 42 bullet holes in her plane.She died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 91

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    The little gold star medal is her nation's highest honor; Hero of the Soviet Union.

Nez Perce Indian, Washington, 1899

March for peace (Washington, D.C.): I won't fight in Vietnam (1965)

Langston Hughes at Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC - 1925

Man of the woods. 1951. Wow. I absolutely love this photograph.

Bayard Rustin brought 200,000 people to the Mall in Washington, in an orderly & peaceable fashion, producing the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom on a shoestring and creating the blueprint for the modern American mass demonstration. He helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Coalition to support a young, little-known minister named Martin Luther King Jr. He spent 1944-6 in prison for being a Quaker C.O., and 60 days in jail for homosexual behavior in 1953. Click through.

Lewis Payne - Convicted of conspiracy in the Lincoln assassination. He was hanged.

Colorized photo of a car wreck in Washington D.C., 1921