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Achomawi baby 1910 Native American Indian - Old photos

Second Floor-"Little Ones..."

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

This pic is captioned "Patient Suitcases, Bolivar State Hospital, TN" in the new book, ASYLUM by Christopher Payne. It's a visual history of what's become of these buildings, once ubiquitous, now largely forgotton.

Peter L. bought a newspaper in Syracuse, New York, the day before he was committed. The date: March 22, 1941 Photographer Jon Crispin has been documenting the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York 400 suitcases were found in an attic at the asylum in 1995. They date from 1910 to 1960

Patient Belongings by Jeremy Marshall, via 500px

Patient Belongings

all of Gandhi`s worldly possessions

Ernest Hemingway's passport photo - 1923

A rare photo of Captain Audie Murphy after his return to Paris in 1948, receiving the France's highest award of valor, the French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier from General de Lattre de Tassigny on July 19, 1948.

Mugshot of François Bertillon. Age: 23 months. Crime: Gluttony; nibbling all the pears from a basket. October 17, 1893.

Vivien T. Thomas. In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." Medical experts believed cardiac surgery was impossible. As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin until Thomas, stationed on a stool behind his right shoulder, was there to guide Blalock through procedures. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role unacknowledged.

Meet Josephine Holloway, one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders who lobbied for the Girl Scouts to include African Americans.

October 1939. Neches, Texas. "Mexican migrants drinking cold drinks and buying candy at filling station where the truck taking them to their homes in the Rio Grande Valley has stopped. They had been picking cotton in Mississippi."

1945 - F.D. Roosevelt had died. Ed Clark drove to cover the news but found swarms of photographers trying to get the best view of FDR's coffin. Clark heard one of Roosevelt's favorite hymns Goin'Home being played on an accordion. He snapped a shot of Navy bandsman Gordon Jackson with tears streaming down his face as he played. No one else had seen what Clark had seen, and his dramatic photograph became the symbol of a nation in grief. This photo took up an entire page in the next issue of LIFE.

On March 31, 1952, Alan Turing, computer technology pioneer and breaker of the Nazi Enigma code, was put on trial for homosexual acts. Found guilty and ordered to undergo humiliating hormone therapy, Turing committed suicide two years later.

On This Day: British WWII Code Breaker Alan Turing Goes on Trial for Homosexuality

This beautiful 18K-gold, pearl, and lapis Victorian crown-shaped tiara on a tortoiseshell comb is a magnificent example of period artwork, c.1850.

Online Dating: Long before dating sites, miniature portraits were made to show people how prospective partners looked when they lived far away. This is Anne of Cleves painted by Holbein for Henry VIII although he wasn't as satisfied when he saw her profile in the flesh.

Girdle ad. Shame on this company.

Letter from Henry VIII to Wolsey

Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer, recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918.

President Kennedy signs the 1963 Equal Pay Act into law.

Equal Pay Day = Equal Pay for Equal Work

The Kelch Bonbonniere Faberge Egg: “Every year from 1898 until 1904 Alexander Kelch ordered an Easter egg from Fabergé, modeled on the Imperial series, as a present for his wife, who no doubt also paid for them. No doubt, too, that the Kelch eggs cost them considerably more than those made for the Imperial family, given the parsimony of the Romanovs and the generosity of the nouveaux riches. The seven Kelch eggs are as fine, if not even more sumptuous, than those in the Imperial series.”

First seismograph - The first equipment to predict earthquaques was invented by an outstanding chinese scientist named Zhang Heng on AD 132.

The Titanic Women Memorial is located in Washington DC in an obscure corner near the WaterFront Metro Station.

old taco bell sign