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The Statue of Liberty's face before it was installed. 1886

Daunting: Passers-by marvel at the Statue of Liberty head as she goes on display before her dedication in New York

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it's unpacked. (1886)

Wilbur Wright flies a Wright Type A by the Statue of Liberty during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909

“The arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty in Madison Square Park, New York. These portions of the Statue were exhibited to raise funds for...

Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1877-1885 - Retronaut

Walt Disney (1901-1966) and his sister Ruth, circa 1905.

WWII flyer under the ocean.

Unusual, and adorable! Victorian Mother and child. Circa 1900-1915


Victoria Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement and a woman of many firsts. She was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper, the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and in 1872, she was the first female candidate for President of the United States.


The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886

“Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.” England, 1940-41 From British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information Shorpy Historic Photo Archive - View full size

The very first Statue of Liberty, made and given by France, was turned down by the US. This is Black Lady Liberty, in St. Martin, also made by the French.

Members of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the “Harlem Hellfighters.” Photo was probably taken after the end of World War I on the boat back home.

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

Vintage housewives with Guns

Paratroopers before their drop on D day.

This is actually a mask the Doctors wore so as not to contract fatal diseases back in Victorian era

Look at this lady - Let us never forget! The world hasn't just become wicked...it's always been wicked. The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving. Irena Sendler Died 12 May 2008 (age 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive'. She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German). Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carr...