History

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Aldous Huxley
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Boston Fire by Stanley J. Forman, winner of the 1976 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography.

Boston Fire

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William Marsh (American, 1850s–1860s). Abraham Lincoln, May 20, 1860. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.89) | This photograph, made in Springfield, Illinois, was the first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

William Marsh | Abraham Lincoln | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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A mother and child struggle to go on living, August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan

Photos: The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb, 65 years later - Plog

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President Lincoln's grandfather & namesake was killed by Indians while trying to tend his crops. The president's father, Tom, was a boy and was nearly kidnapped. His older brothers heard the commotion, came running to kill the Indians, and save Tom. All this happened outside Middletown, KY near Louisville in the 1770s.

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The last Imperial children of Russia, last descendants in the main line of Romanov dynasty, brutally murdered in 1918 for crime not commited, at the ages of 22, 21, 19, 17 and 13. From left to right:Grand Duchess Olga, Tsarevich Alexei, Grand Duchesses Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Year 1906

Behind the veil of memory by VelkokneznaMaria on deviantART

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A. Lincoln campaign ribbon, 1860

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Coca Cola Evolution

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Not published in LIFE. Barbara Lovell, daughter of astronaut Jim Lovell, at home during the Apollo 13 crisis, April 1970.

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Vietnam Veteran Nurse

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Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller of the 9th Indiana Infantry was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga. He survived the shot, later writing that he had a constant reminder of the Chickamauga Battlefield and the constant pain he suffered from that wound.

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Last picture of the Lincolns? Last picture? Never seen this before. With Booth?

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Abraham Lincoln: Portraits of the Presidents of Our Nation

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Abraham Lincoln in His White House Office. This is one of the only photographs of Abraham Lincoln in his White House office. It was taken by Anthony Berger, a Brady operator, to assist the artist Francis B. Carpenter in his massive painting of Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet.

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<b>1963</b> | New York Commuters read of John F. Kennedy's assassination, November 1963. This Carl Mydans photo did not appear in LIFE when the magazine published as a weekly, but has been printed in later books.

The Best of LIFE: 37 Years in Pictures

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Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

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On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

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Royal Baby

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Martin Luther King's Death, April 4, 1968

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Lee Rogers & John C. Todd sit outside a Japanese prison camp following their release by Allied forces, Manila, Philippines, February 05, 1945

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live-in-oneworld-onelife: One of the rare photos of the Titanic in 1912.

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The History Place - John F. Kennedy Funeral - stunning days, no traffic, everyone home watching unbelievable events

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Disney Animated Movies, 1937-2012.

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1963 Carl Mydans, Commuters reading newspapers about John F. Kennedys death | The Best of LIFE: 37 Years in Pictures | LIFE.com

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1950 David Duncan Douglas, Korea | The Best of LIFE: 37 Years in Pictures | LIFE.com

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