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Charles Ponzi, famed for his money frauds in the 1920's
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Charles Ponzi was an Italian businessman & con artist in the U.S. & Canada. He became known in the early 1920s as a swindler for his money making scheme. He promised clients a 50% profit within 45 days, or 100% profit within 90 days, by buying discounted postal reply coupons in other countries and redeeming them at face value in the United States. In reality he was paying early investors using the investments of later investors. This type of scheme is now known as a "Ponzi scheme".
Telephone engineer, London, 1920’s.
This photo of Rosalia Lombardo was taken in 1984. Why is that interesting? She was the last person buried in the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery 64 years before this photo was taken, in 1920.
I'm confused. Why is she not decayed and why does the photo look like it was taken 100 years ago?
She was preserved a special way. No idea about the dates or anything.
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Charles Lindbergh and his dog in 1912.
Raro ver una expresión tan divertida en una imagen del 1800. Lindo
Howard Carter investigating the coffin of Tutankhamun in 1922.
alberto, a contortionist
Despite the fact that his mugshot screams "it wasn't me," George spent two years in jail for forgery and "uttering
A coal miner with the last canary to be used down underground.
For my dad....
Amazing photo. Haunting eyes.
Reminds me of the Hunger Games.
1915, before children were in danger of electrocution when playing in flood waters. still snakes tho. probably more snakes!
my mom lived in an apartment in NYC, with two children and a her spouse, for $180/month. It was described as being horrifyingly expensive. Now that same apartment was turned into a coop and last sold for $400,000. YIKES.
I remember those days!
Go to "dollartimes.com" to see how much that is now!
Anyone remember this, I do!
I found this in a web of technology, I found it funny