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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, most in this cemetery, and also some in the Roman Catholic and Jewish cemeteries.

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 which was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.

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.

Barcelona - Roman Macaya 005 f 1 by Arnim Schulz, via Flickr

Abandoned Asylum. It's almost Halloween and I'm feeling morbid. 🎃😱💀

Up to 300,000 Spanish babies, 150,000 Australian babies and 150,00 English babies and kids were stolen by the Catholic church and sold for adoption over a period of five decades. Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth. But the women, often young and unmarried, were told they could not see the body of the infant or attend their burial. In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples.