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!

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.

Miss Billie Burke. Taken in the early 1900s, this photo immortalizes the stunningly gorgeous woman who played Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

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)

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

April 10, 1865... just four days before his assasination.

President Bush being informed of the attack on the Twin Towers

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President Lincoln at Antietam

DAMN, boy! This fine piece was saved from being crushed under a train only a few months prior to the assassination of of his daddy, Abe Lincoln. Guess who saved him? The assassin's famous brother, Edwin Booth. The Lincolns were very thankful to Edwin. Way to ruin everything, Johnnie.

Jenny Cockell was just an ordinary Northamptonshire housewife. She was also a mother of two children, But there was nothing ordinary about her. Over the next few years, she not only believed that she had lived before, as an Irish woman called Mary Sutton who was born in 1897, but she 'found' her children still living in Ireland.

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

Robert Todd Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 1922.

"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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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

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Vesta Stoudt. The mom of two sons in the Navy during WWII, she worked in an ammunition plant. She had the idea to use cloth tape to seal boxes of ammo so they could be opened in seconds while keeping the ammo dry, potentially saving the lives of soldiers when time was critical. Her bosses rejected her idea and she went straight to President Roosevelt via a written letter. A few weeks later, she received a response that the Navy was going to “fast track” her idea, and thus duct tape was born.