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Future president Rutherford B. Hayes in his early twenties, c. 1845. Ever wonder what was under all that beard? Now you know. Take note, Brooklyn.  Submitted by Matthew Levine

Roosevelt [Theodore Roosevelt] at Oyster Bay, 5/27/16 (LOC)

ca. 1865-85, [Abraham Lincoln memorial carte de visite] via Heritage Auctions

Vietnam War: Young Marine and his dog at base camp. pet dogs had to be protected from America's Vietnamese allies, who, just like the Chinese, found dog meat a delicacy.

Sinking castle in Italy abandoned

Old Barn in Autumn abandoned

It kills me that places as beautiful as this have been left to rot. abandoned

tree abandoned house home building

Marquis Hotel abandoned

Old star wars ride in wildwood nj

1960s Wildwood Vintage Postcard. The Monster's Den was one of my favorite haunted house-type rides. It was on Marine Pier, which Morey bought and changed to Mariner's Landing.

Just the sign alone brings back great memories!

Jungle Land and Mine Ride Hunt's Pier, Wildwood By-The-Sea

Keystone Kops ride wildwood nj

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

In 1969, the United States officially stopped circulation of the $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills.

Abandoned House by the Sea

"How Allied Pilots Recognize Japanese Warships from the Air"

The remains of the Mary Rose

The burned out hulk of the Morro Castle on the beach in NJ, 1934. The ship was set on fire by arsonist George Rogers White who was the radioman, possibly as a sexual thrill. 135 of 549 people on board perished in the fire and the ship finally drifted to shore and burned itself out. White first seemed like a hero, rescuing people and fighting fire, but investigations showed he set the fire. He was sent to prison, got out early and killed two more people he owed money in 1952. He died in prison.

New York City, c.1942, The SS. Normandie capsized after going up in flames in New York Harbour

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx. The Egyptian...

abandoned farm house