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Bon voyage! Unearthed photos of the Statue of Liberty being built in Paris before she was dedicated to the people of America

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

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The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886

Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. Though the girl’s identity remains a mystery, her face, it’s said, has become “the most kissed face of all time.”

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

Napoleon's Death Mask. "His steely determination and spark of dynamism have dissolved. His eyes are sunken, his cheek hallow, his lips hang slightly ajar. It's a fallen face, and the story it tells is of defeat and exile."

Chiune Sugihara. This man saved 6000 Jews. He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away. He saved 6000 lives. The world didn't know what he'd done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

Stunning portraits of former slaves photographed seventy years after the Emancipation Proclamation

Man With 2 Faces - Edward Mordake literally has two faces: one in the front of his head, like you and I, and another face in the back… a human looking face with it’s own expressions. Alas, it could not speak nor eat, but it laughed Read more: http://www.vyperlook.com/odd-strange/man-with-2-faces-edward-mordake#ixzz2KFxJF4I4

Evelyn Nesbit The woman that caused a scandal . She garnered the attention of the then 47-year-old architect and New York socialite Stanford White, who became her lover and dedicated benefactor. Nesbit achieved world-wide notoriety when her jealous husband, multi-millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw, shot and murdered Stanford White on the rooftop theatre of Madison Square Garden on the evening of June 25, 1906, leading to what the press would call “The Trial of the Century"

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What Mount Rushmore was supposed to look like, before they ran out of funding

Gutzon Borglum's model of Mt. Rushmore memorial-- Original design of Mount Rushmore / The presidents were to be depicted from head to waist, but the sculpture was scaled back due to insufficient funding.

Tsar Boris III - Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.

Photograph Eve Arnold : At a school for black civil rights activists, here the young girl is being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face. Virginia 1960