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An important reminder: Vikings got around! This is a statue of Buddha, make in India during the 6th century CE, probably in the Swat Valley. But he was FOUND at the Iron Age settlement at Helgö in Uppland, Sweden! How did he get to Sweden? Perhaps he was transported along the Silk Road to Europe and then carried by a merchant as a gift; Helgö was a prosperous merchant town. But we should never forget that one of the most heroic epithets a Viking man or woman could carry was "Far Traveler". ...
thewriterwiner says: This is my great-grandfather. He was born in 1876, and he was maybe in his 20s here, so Id date the photo around early 1900s. He was a performer in Vaudeville (so Ive been told), and he was born in a small town in New Hampshire. Both his parents were French-Canadians. Thanks for the sexy strongman!
(SHERO) Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11.
An extremely rare tintype of a young girl with what I believe is either Apert Syndrome or Crouzons. This condition was not even officially described until decades after this photo was taken (1870s). If you look closely at her hands, you can see they are oddly formed, most likely with fused fingers.