Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / 2004; D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004; Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004; Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

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History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / 2004; D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004; Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004; Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

Interesting historical photos, part 6

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

Two Historical Events You Would’ve Never Guessed Happened About The Same Time – 26 Pics

Two Historical Events You Would’ve Never Guessed Happened About The Same Time – 26 Pics

More random facts that might catch you by surprise

More random facts that might catch you by surprise (36 Photos)

French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October 17, 1893.

French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October 17, 1893.

Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans to attend a white school. What a beautiful dress!

Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans to attend a white school. What a beautiful dress!

With a face that tells a thousand tales, this unknown young woman was photographed in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp in 1875. The photograph's inscription describes her as an ethnic Chinese mestizo. Fresh-faced and all-natural with her hair flowing wildly, this black and white portrait is worlds away from the Victorian photography we normally see. What a beauty.

With a face that tells a thousand tales, this unknown young woman was photographed in the Philippines by Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp in 1875. The photograph's inscription describes her as an ethnic Chinese mestizo. Fresh-faced and all-natural with her hair flowing wildly, this black and white portrait is worlds away from the Victorian photography we normally see. What a beauty.


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Woodstock through the eyes of the attendees (1969

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian

his is a photo of Susan B. Anthony trying to vote in 1872, when it was illegal for a woman to vote in America. She was beaten and arrested for trying to do something we all take for granted today.

his is a photo of Susan B. Anthony trying to vote in 1872, when it was illegal for a woman to vote in America. She was beaten and arrested for trying to do something we all take for granted today.

Woodstock, 1969 was a music festival thatt lasted 3 days. About 400,000 people attended this music festival. Some of the performances included Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead

Woodstock, 1969 was a music festival thatt lasted 3 days. About 400,000 people attended this music festival. Some of the performances included Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead

Interesting... One of my History teachers in High School gave us this and we went over it

Interesting... One of my History teachers in High School gave us this and we went over it

"Geraldine Hoff Doyle smiles and poses for a photo with the WWII Rosie the Riveter poster that was made with her likeness." "Geraldine Doyle, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence under the slogan “We Can Do It!,” died Dec. 26 2010 in Michigan. She was 86."

Woman whose image inspired WWII’s Rosie the Riveter dies

"Geraldine Hoff Doyle smiles and poses for a photo with the WWII Rosie the Riveter poster that was made with her likeness." "Geraldine Doyle, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence under the slogan “We Can Do It!,” died Dec. 26 2010 in Michigan. She was 86."

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