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Leni Riefenstahl, The last of the Nuba 1976. Leni Riefenstahl documented in the remote valleys of the central Sudan among the Nuba tribe, 1962-1977. Her work has unique anthropological and cultural-historical importance, as the Nuba's way of life approached its end, primarily through the advance of civilization.

Did you know that in late 18th century Louisiana, black and multiracial women were ordered to cover their hair in public?

Forced to flee Nazi Germany because he was Jewish, Albert Einstein becomse a U S citizen

Amazing! During World War II the US Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air attack. They covered it with the most stunning example of camouflage ever, making it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

The rarely seen back of the Hoover Dam before it filled with water 1936.

Adolf Hitler with Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Paula Hitler was Adolf Hitler's sister. He had 5 siblings, but only Paula survived to adulthood. When Hitler came to power, he had her change her name to "Wolf," to protect her. When the war was over, she moved near the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's lair & lived the rest of her life making & selling floral crafts. She never accepted Hitler's part in the Holocaust & said she always loved him. But entirely clear? - no, she was married to Erwin Jekelius, responsible for the death of 4000 disabled people

The Jonestown Massacre — On Nov. 18, 1978, 918 people died in Jim Jones' Peoples Temple settlement as well as at a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana's capital.

Gilded Age Italian Immigrants at, 5364 Mulberry Street, New York City c.1900

Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great - tiny ivory portrait found in his tomb, in Vergina, northern Greece

A child arrives at the Slipshod Home for Feeble Minded Children ~ Sad !!!

29 Mind-Blowing Coincidences You Won't Believe Happened Article | Cracked.com

Emperor Haile Selassie. born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

You probably know that chestnut trees once blanketed the Appalachians. Before blight decimated them, they accounted for a quarter of all trees in the mountains.

Chicago car elevator c. 1936

President Herbert Hoover on his wedding day to Lou Henry in 1899.

Vietnam War POW blinks “Torture” in Morse code during an interview -- Jeremiah Denton who in a 1966 interview, while captive, was compelled to say that conditions for American soldiers were good. But while saying audibly that everything was fine, he blinked a message in Morse code: “T-O-R-T-U-R-E.” The story is documented in his book When Hell Was in Session. Here’s a clip from the interview…

President Ulysses S. Grant gave a homeless loiterer a scholarship to the US Naval Academy. This man was Albert Michelson, who then went on to discover the speed of light and win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Mengele experiment. These two Romani boys were sew together to make conjoined twins. They later died of gangrene from where the arteries were resectioned.

The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”

23 May 44: German General Hans Cramer, a POW for the past year then sent home for health reasons, informs Berlin of the upcoming D-Day plans at the Pas de Calais he had overheard while held in England. The Allies had him set up so he would believe this false information and sell it to Hitler, part of the masterful deception of Operation Fortitude. #WWII #History

Debutante Ball in Harlem, New York

Last photo of Adolf Hitler.

Nadezhda Krupskaya Many people know Nadezhda Krupskaya simply as Vladimir Lenin’s wife, but Nadezhda was a Bolshevik revolutionary and politician in her own right. She was heavily involved in a variety of political activities, including serving as the Soviet Union’s Deputy Minister of Education from 1929 until her death in 1939, and a number of educational pursuits.