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notes pinned to babies left on the doorstep of the Catholic orphan asylums in Manhattan, 1880s

Group of little girls performing a dance with American flags on a small stage, ca. 1911. Probably at the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Kingsbridge, Bronx. Glass negative, William D. Hassler Photograph Collection, PR 083. New-York Historical Society.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

The graves of the Titanic dead Most of the gravestones identical, with the name and identification number of the victim, and the identical date of death, 15 April 1912. There are over 300 graves in Halifax.

Herculaneum AD 79. A large number of people were sheltering in this seaside boathouse. The ancient Roman town was destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption that took out Pompeii.

Roman cemetery (necropolis) in Tyre (South Lebanon) an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). The city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome .

West Park Abandoned Asylum