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The Ingalls family Seated from left: Ma (Caroline), Pa (Charles), Mary Standing from left: Carrie, Laura, Grace

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This anonymous Marine was killed after engaging in a duel with a Japanese soldier (the body in the background) during the battle of Engebi Island on Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific. A moment after finishing off his enemy in hand to hand combat, a sniper’s bullet killed the victorious Marine. As he fell, his hold on his knife never faltered leaving the illusion that even in death he’s ready for a fight.

Once Upon a Time in War

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Emmett McDonald, a South Carolinian Confederate captain.

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Young Confederate, Alabama Cavalry. The pistol is almost bigger than he is.

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Conrad Heyer (1749-1856) was a Revolutionary War veteran thought to be the earliest-born person to be photographed. He served under George Washington

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a couple of the hearses which were employed in the funeral procession of Abe Lincoln.

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Sarah Malinda Pritchard, perhaps the most famous female Civil War soldier from North Carolina, served alongside her husband in the Confederate army, and later assisted the Union military.

Women in the Ranks: Concealed Identities in Civil War Era North Carolina

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White students in Birmingham, Alabama, drag an African American effigy past West End High School, on September 12, 1963. Two African American girls attended the desegregated school and a majority of the white students were staying away from classes. Police stopped this car in a segregationist caravan in front of the school to caution them about fast driving and blowing auto horns in front of a school. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Margaret Brown, whose behavior in lifeboat No. 6 from the Titanic got her the name The Unsinkable Molly Brown

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R. Norris Williams - survived the sinking of the Titanic but was told to have his legs amputated due to severe frostbite. Refused the doctor's advise and two years later, in 1914, won the men's singles title in the U.S. Championships.

R. Norris Williams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Anne and Margot Frank on the beach

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Confederates of the Civil War

The Common Civil War Soldier Lesson Plan

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951, now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Her cells never died and became vital for developing the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cancer research, in vitro fertilization, cloning, and more. Around 20 tons of Henrietta’s cells have been grown to date.

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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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Italian family looking for lost baggage, Ellis Island 1905 by Lewis Hine

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A Jewish woman running screaming through a Lvov street during the pogroms of early July 1941.Ukrainian youths, one holding a stick, are chasing her.On June 30, 1941, Lvov was conquered by the Germans. Pogroms against the Jews began that day, carried out by Ukranian civilians and the German Einsatzgruppe C. The Ukrainians were incited by rumors that the Jews had participated in the murders of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Soviet regime's. In few days, some 4,000 Jews were killed.

IDEA - ALM : A Jewish woman, clad only in her underwear, running screaming through a Lvov street during the pogroms of early July 1941.

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In Anne Frank’s Diary Anne called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” For more than 60 years there were no photographs known of Anne Frank’s childhood sweetheart. The photo above was discovered when a childhood friend, Ernest Michaelis, now 82, came to realize that the childhood friend that gave him this photograph (before Michaelis had left Germany for Britain) was the 13-year-old boy Anne Frank wrote about in her diary.Taken 1939..discovered 2008

10 Fascinating Recently Discovered Photographs - Listverse

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“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possible could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions and the brave souls who survived it. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated

WWII Letters: Photos of WWII German Concentration Camps

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Women tar spraying the road, London c 1916

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION

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"Bloody Lane" at the Battle of Antietam in Sept of 1862. #civilwar #antietam

Battle of Antietam

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*TITANIC ~ Rings were found in Lillian Asplunds Titanic shoe box

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The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.

This Month in Holocaust History - July

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Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

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