Evacuees from Arizona's Poston War Relocation Center stand in line before the departure station where they received ration books and bus tickets home in September of 1945. (NARA)

February, 1943. Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher instructs her pupils on how to use War Ration Book Two. During the war, many items were rationed because they were in short supply, and rationing avoided shortages, and made sure that not only the rich would be able to get essential goods.

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943. (By Esther Bubley)

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This WWII Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project poster from 1943 for the War Services of Louisiana warns people to be cautious in discussing the war effort: ''Censored.' Let's censor our conversation about the war.'

Omar Kaihatsu, circa 1944-1945, was interned in the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp at the beginning of World War II. He later served in the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the most decorated regiment during the war. After WWII he moved to Chicago where he introduced the city to a variety of Japanese-made films. He died at age 88 on February 13, 2014.

28 June 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophie the day they were killed

Vietnam War

Mary E. Walker, M.D.: First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

Brothel in Jerome, AZ. Jennie's Place. It was built in 1898 by Legendary Madam Belgian Jennie Bauters. She became the richest woman in the Arizona territory before she was murdered.

Lydia Litvyak. One of two Russian pilots who were the world’s only female fighting aces during World War II. She kicked Nazi butt.

(Civil War Major General) James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, as a (very good-looking) young man

Oft forgotten heroines on WW2 -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

Chicago’s Police Department’s first female officers, 1913 The starting salary of a policewoman in 1913 was $ 75 a month, and each officer was assigned an area to patrol—often a beach, park, bus terminal, railroad station, or dancehall. Their duties included protecting girls from unsavory types who might lure them into danger and arresting girls for wearing questionable swimming costumes at the local beaches. Inspiration for "The Secret Life of Anna Blanc," by Jennifer Kincheloe.

Civil War

Vietnam War, one of the most controversial wars in American history. The U.S. sent aid to the people of Vietnam when a struggle for power ensued after the French left. Then there was a huge pressure for American intervention. Many U.S. soldiers died fighting an unfair war. #VietnamWar #Diem #History

AUG. 9, 1945 The exact moment of detonation at Nagasaki is captured in this remarkable photograph. Notice the three people in the foreground, as yet unaware that anything has happened. The destruction of Nagasaki followed that of Hiroshima by three days and compelled Japan to surrender, ending World War II.

Liberation of Paris, 1944

General Patton