Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.

Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s

Vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper bushi class in feudal Japan. Late 1800’s

America's First Pictures:  A tattooed native "Of Florida".  This was one of the first pictures of a native Floridian published in Britain.  1590.

America's First Pictures: A tattooed native "Of Florida". This was one of the first pictures of a native Floridian published in Britain. 1590.


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Timucuan Chief (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

Timucuan Chief (Timucua Tribe of Florida). Florida Lost Tribes Art Project by Theodore Morris

A Timucuan chief of Florida, after Jacques Le Moyne; with painted marks, plume in hair, quiver, bow and arrow, wearing circular brass (?) gorgets - John White(1585-1593).Первые изображения коренных американцев

A Timucuan chief of Florida, after Jacques Le Moyne; with painted marks, plume in hair, quiver, bow and arrow, wearing circular brass (?) gorgets - John White(1585-1593).Первые изображения коренных американцев

This Day in History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HArTmkWrCds/TV60SQZ7hsI/AAAAAAAABdY/FZam8pLX8l8/s1600/IwoJima1.jpg

This Day in History: Feb 19, 1945: Marines invade Iwo Jima http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HArTmkWrCds/TV60SQZ7hsI/AAAAAAAABdY/FZam8pLX8l8/s1600/IwoJima1.jpg

Aerial view of Ardeshir’e Babakan’s castle, also known as the Atash-kadeh. Note circular pattern for defense and town planning (Picture source: Historical Iran Blog).

Aerial view of Ardeshir’e Babakan’s castle, also known as the Atash-kadeh. Note circular pattern for defense and town planning (Picture source: Historical Iran Blog).

1860 -1900 .A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, FL, sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

1860 -1900 .A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, FL, sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

Bronze Age paintings in Pazyryk, Siberia, the same place a 2,500 mummy was found. The mummy of a Princess Ukok is covered in tattoos, one of which was used as a design at the 2014 Winter Paralympics. (Shutterstock*)

Bronze Age paintings in Pazyryk, Siberia, the same place a 2,500 mummy was found. The mummy of a Princess Ukok is covered in tattoos, one of which was used as a design at the 2014 Winter Paralympics. (Shutterstock*)

This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.

This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.

Temple of Concordia, 440-430 BC, Agrigento. Picture by Marta Laureanti

Temple of Concordia, 440-430 BC, Agrigento. Picture by Marta Laureanti

Fawn Head Rhyton, silver. V-IV BC. Trieste Archaeological Museum: Borea che rapisce Orizia, tra Atena ed Eretteo

Fawn Head Rhyton, silver. V-IV BC. Trieste Archaeological Museum: Borea che rapisce Orizia, tra Atena ed Eretteo

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