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    1920's

    Mugshot.

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    "Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

    this is one of the creepiest/most haunting pictures i have ever seen. schoolgirls in gas masks. WWII. Jennifer Lawson

    American Bison skulls awaiting shipment, incredible and sad. Gen. Phil Sheridan aided the professional hunters, trespassing on Indian land, who killed over 4 million bison by 1874, and Sheridan applauded: "Let them kill, skin and sell until the buffalo is exterminated". His goal was to starve the Plains tribes into submission.

    Unwanted babies for sale in 1940's Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, poverty-stricken families, or prostitutes.

    Almanzo Wilder, married at 28 to 18-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder.

    In 1971, in Indiana, Carl Brandt at age 13 was sent to the mental institution after he murdered his pregnant mother and wounded his father. He was released a year later. In 2004, in Florida, he murdered his wife and murdered and dismembered his niece. He hanged himself the same day. Florida suspects Brandt is responsible for two other murders.

    The Ingalls Sisters ... l to r ~ Carrie, Mary (seated) & Laura

    Ronald DeFeo, Jr Convicted of six counts of murder at Amityville, New York in 1974. He murdered his mother, father, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. One sister and his mother had appeared to have been awake at the time of their murders. DeFeo denies ever releasing information that his sister was the real murderer as well as 2 of his friends. The theory had been debunked and proven incorrect in court (the book The Night the Defoes Died is based on the "false" information).

    The young black janitor who changed the world ... Vivien Thomas (1910-1985). In 1944, Hopkins' surgery chief, Dr. Alfred Blalock, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child, a "blue baby." As Blalock prepared to make his historic incision, he looked around the operating room and asked, "Where's Vivien?" Blalock would not begin surgery until his janitor-turned-surgical assistant, Vivien Thomas, was there to guide the procedure. Prejudice long kept Thomas' crucial role unacknowledged.

    Mother jailed after battering baby son to death and then taking a selfie next to him.

    44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I've more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it's just been further confirmed. :))

    Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

    Amazing Facts that you probably didn’t know.--12 Pics---Ths iceberg that sunk Titanic.

    Creepy

    A 102 year old woman voting for the first time in 1916.

    Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944