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turnofthecentury: Calamity Jane, 1895  May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903

Illumination detail from The Book of Kells

Lyndon Johnson with his dog at his ranch:

Seed Catalogs from Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Legends of America

Newpaper article: Woman Who Fought in Civil War Beside Hubby Dies: Aged Ninety two. Much of the information available on female Civil War soldiers is found in their obituaries. (NARA, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's - 1917, RG 94)

The real wild, wild west. “Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life — hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers’ relationships with Native Americans. Most of his work is centered on Deadwood in the late 1880s and 1890s.”

25 of the Most Influential News Images of All Time

A Tour of the Creepy Murals of Belfast, Ireland

A Tour of the Creepy Murals of Belfast, Ireland

Cool Retro Photos

Mistaken Identity. Strong argument in favor of the new science of fingerprinting.

Mistaken Identity – Futility Closet

Chernobyl Today: A Creepy Story told in Pictures


2,000-year-old burial box could reveal location of the family of Caiaphas

Feb 1, 1941 Naval History

Tribes of the (U.S.)Indian Nation.

Early tech rivals: Edison vs Tesla.

What are some interesting examples of photographs which show historical figures in unexpected places or company?

WWII: Intense Propaganda Posters

Historic Mysteries

Historic Mysteries - Unexplained Mysteries, UFOs and Paranormal

20 Badass Famous Last Words

30 Watergate Witnesses Have Met Violent Deaths

Library of Congress