Woman Suffrage. Hikers New York

Old General Store. 1918

The woman’s barrack at Auschwitz as it was seen immediately upon liberation by the Soviets, 27 Jan 1945

Abraham Lincoln at Antietam

Civil War Hospital

Beaufort, South Carolina. This is known as The Rhett House. The Rhett Family was the richest family in the South. The Butler Family was the richest northern family. And that is where Rhett Butler from Gone With the Wind got his name. The succession papers that started the Civil War were signed in the basement of this house.

Celebration on Wall Street upon the news of Germany’s surrender in World War I. November 1918

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29.

Picture of Slaves Reunion. Lewis Martin, Age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, Age 104; Amy Ware, Age 103; Reverend S.P. Drew, Born Free. It was taken in 1917 by Harris & Ewing.

1947: Collyer brothers' brownstone building being searched by NYC police. Their bodies were found among 130 tons of trash they had hoarded. It appeared that Langley had been crawling through their newspaper tunnel to bring food to his paralyzed brother when one of his own booby traps fell down and crushed him. Homer, blind, paralyzed, & dependent on his brother, starved to death several days later. This pic links to an interesting article on the brothers and other infamous NYC hoarders.

Slave Family on a South Carolina Plantation

19th Century NYC

Civil War Atlanta

ROCKET WOMAN: Mary Sherman Morgan was America’s first female rocket scientist and she was credited with the invention of the liquid fuel Hydyne in 1957, which powered the Jupiter-C rocket that boosted the United States' first satellite, Explorer 1.

The first woman, Kathy Switzer, to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. A race official actually tried to grab her and yank her out of the race, but her friends helped her.

Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.

March 1912. "Row of tenements, 260 to 268 Elizabeth St., New York, in which a great deal of finishing of clothes is carried on." 268 Elizabeth Street, in Little Italy, is now a "luxe sweater bar" called Sample; 258 (Kips Bay) is a handbag boutique called Token. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Woodrow Wilson signing Child Labor Bill

Incredible pictures of late 1800's New York by Jacob Riis.

New York, 1903, New York Times Building under construction in soon-to-be named Times Square.