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    Golden Gate Bridge, opening day 5/27/1937

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    Dorothea Lange: Turlock CA, Japanese Evacuees May 2, 1942

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    Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.

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    Ww1 soccer

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    Anti-prohibition

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    This gentleman is hugging unexploded WW2 aerial bombs that have surfaced in Germany 60 years after the end of hostilities. The innocent appearance of these beasts is deceiving. Thousands of un-exploded aerial bombs turn up in Germany each year, most of them live. A particular area of concentration is Berlin itself, with Hamburg and Dresden also in the top leagues.

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    the Alabama Legislature is moving to grant posthumous pardons to the Scottsboro Boys—the nine black teenagers arrested…in 1931 and convicted by all-white juries of raping two white women. The trials were feverish displays of American racism and injustice that stirred a lynch mob…The travesty…eventually resulted in landmark Supreme Court rulings on the right to adequate counsel and prohibiting the exclusion of black people from juries. The case consumed the lives of the nine men, even after the

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    "Farm family listening to their radio"

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    A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900s. Those poor women!

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    Smart Phone. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.

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    Sad...

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    Santa on a Sherman tank during ww2

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    1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak.

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    Breeding Bolsheviks.

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    Orson Welles broadcasting the War of the Worlds on CBS Network 1938

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    "The Last Kiss" WWII

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    "They Pass for White! For 20 years, five million Negroes have lived a big white lie. This year more than 60,000 others will also "disappear." Here's why they do it! [click on this image to find an analysis and excerpt from a documentary on the social construction of race]

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    The battleship USS Massachusetts (BB-59) under way sometime in 1943. This angle reveals the immensity of the ship and the abundance of her secondary armament. In her day, just like her sisters, she was a floating fortress that feared no emeny.

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    The industrial might of the US in WW2: The main battery and compartmentalization of the #battleship #New #Jersey (BB-62) is apparent in this construction photo at Philadelphia Navy Yard, July 1942.

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    U.S.: Why canned fruits, vegetables, and fruits are rationed

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    They’re proud of this murder.

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    History in a Minute! Here's a collection of short and sweet American History Videos lasting a minute or two. Each entry below gives a flavor of a historical topic. See History Subjects for a full variety of videos of various lengths and topics.

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    WHY GREAT GRANDMA HAD SUCH A HAPPY CHILDHOOD! - COCAINE LACED MEDICINE!

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    photographer of yore

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    Announcement of Prohibition Jan. 16, 1919

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