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    In the film The Wizard of Oz, the carriage that transports Dorothy around the Emerald City is the very same one that Abraham Lincoln used during his presidency! It even carried Lincoln to his inauguration!

    A theater poster for "Fred R. Hamlin's Musical Extravaganza, The Wizard of Oz," showing the Tin Man. Created by "The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York," 1903. A signature on the Tin Man's leg reads: "To Spider Rathburn, now I'm oil-right. Dave Montgomery by Fred Stone. Jan. 14, 1936."

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    "this is the only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother."

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    The role of the tinman was originally given to Buddy Ebsen. Who left the film after a sever allergic reaction to the make up. He spent a year in an iron lung and his role was given to Jack Haley. Buddy Ebsen recovered and later became known for his role in the television series Beverly Hillbillies as Jed Clampette. (Musical tracks for the film had already been partially recorded. If you listen to the chorus of 'We're off to see the wizard' you can still hear him)

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    Shooting the MGM mascot. Next day the lion killed the trainer and his 2 assistants. True story.

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    President Lincoln at Antietam

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    The dog in The Wizard of Oz was originally supposed to be played by a Dachshund named Otto, however, the studio thought there was still too much post war tenson and replaced Otto with a Norwich terrier. This is one of the original still shots from the movie.

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    President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers

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    Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Hearse. Used at President Lincoln's funeral in 1865

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    This is such an extraordinary photograph; I've always wanted to restore it. The man was a giant, yet his face reveals nothing but kindness and humility. Repair and colorization to the original done in Photoshop using multiple layers and blend modes - Shorpy