Photograph of an unknown man during the Depression, circa 1932

Photograph of an unknown man during the Depression, circa 1932 -- Things like this make me want to go back in time and help out.

"La Galana" Juana Galán was known for  beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas, Spain in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never…

In Juana Galan organized the women of her town to fight off the approaching Napoleonic army by dumping boiling water and oil on their heads and beating them off with sticks. The French retreated from the town and La Mancha as a whole.

Fused heads, Mutter Museum

atlasobscura: “ “ Fused skulls on display at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. ” Obscura Society New York: Road Trip to Philadelphia Medical oddities, an antique operating theater and.

When Dorothy Pitman Hughes (right) was 10, her father was beaten by the Ku Klux Klan and left for dead on the family's front porch in rural Georgia. She prayed that if God saved her father's life, she would dedicate hers to making the world a better place. Later, she started a day care saying "too many women were being forced to leave their children home alone while they worked to feed their families." Her work caught the attention of women's rights activist Gloria Steinem (left).

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes Gloria Steinem was the first woman to have her own magazine. In January of 1972 she and Dorothy Pitman Hughes started Ms. It was written by women, for women, and about women.

Per the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 facebook page:  This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.

Pennsylvania Civil War 150 FB page: This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.

Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo informed Crick and.

1945, 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth II convinced her father that she should be allowed to contribute directly to the war effort.  She joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she was known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, trained as a driver & drove a military truck while she served. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.

Princess Elizabeth II in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she trained as a military truck driver. This training was the first time she had been taught together with other students.

Mata Hari Vintage by *CherishedMemories on deviantART

Mata Hari Vintage by *CherishedMemories on deviantART.Very similar to how I picture Prae's costume

Sissieretta Jones (1869-1933) Sissiereta Jones was a world-famous soprano who in June 1892, became the first African American to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Touring internationally in the late 1800s and early 1900s, she sang both classical opera and performed in musical comedies with her own troupe.

Singer Sissieretta Jones, often referred to as “The Black Patti” (in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti). Jones sang grand opera, light opera, and popular music.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman was 15 at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. Her memoir "At Gettysburg, Or What A Girl Saw And Heard Of The Battle" is one of the best-known accounts of a civilian's experience of a Civil War battle.

Rare historical photographs.

Funny pictures about Rare historical photographs. Oh, and cool pics about Rare historical photographs. Also, Rare historical photographs.

Historic Photographs Of White Slaves. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners.

Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

A Coast Guard dog named Salty, 1943 | 40 Precious Dog Photos From The '40s

A Coast Guard dog named Salty, 1943 40 Precious Dog Photos From The

A dibbuk box is a wine cabinet which, according to Jewish folklore, is said to be haunted by a restless, evil, spirit that is capable of haunting and possessing the living. One particular dibbuk box became famous when it was listed on eBay along with a terrifying backstory.

10 Most Haunted Objects Of All Time - haunted items, haunted dolls

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who last year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell. Seated is Ruth Elder. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

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