Three different photographs of Peter, a slave from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ca. 1863. The scars are a result of a whipping by his overseer Artayou Carrier, who was subsequently fired by the master. It took two months to recover from the beating. These photographs were widely distributed in the North during the war. Also called "Gordon", Peter later enlisted in the Union Army.

Guess who? A young Stalin. Woah. handsome

Real life Shrek. Maurice Tillet was actually a very intelligent person who was a poet and writer. He could speak 14 languages. Tillet was born in 1903, and as a teenager he manifested a rare disease called acromegaly, which caused his bones to grow uncontrollably. As a result his body was disfigured, and he turned into what people back then referred to as “freak show”; He took advantage of his condition, turning into a pro wrestler called the “freak ogre of the ring”.

This combination of three photographs shows the reaction of a 16-year old German soldier after he was captured by U.S. forces, at an unknown location in Germany, in 1945. (AP Photo)

it shows a small child on the lap of her dead mother

The Abandoned Child, people are literally running this child over...

Three unidentified black victims of the Freedom Party's atrocities

, Absolutely One Of The Most Powerful Civil War Image - Federal Soldier with apparently his young slave who is no more then 8-10 yrs old.

Between the years of 1882 and 1968 4,743 people were lynched on American soil-3,446 of them where African American.The women above is Laura Nelson who was hung on a bridge over the North Canadian River along side her 15 yr old son, Lawrence Nelson. The pictures of the lynchings where later sold as postcards. could someone do this to another human being? And then to make them into postcards. Absolutely sickening!

When photographer Dorothea Lange took this photograph of soon-to-be-interred Japanese-American children saying the Pledge of Allegiance, 97% of her photos were censored by the U.S. Government.

Blanche Barrow and her husband Buck (Clyde's brother) were members of the Barrow gang from March 22 to July 24, 1933. Here the 81 pound Blanche is captured after a firefight involving over 100 members of a posse and "spectator contingent" at a shuttered amusement park called Dexfield Park near Dexter, Iowa. Bonnie and Clyde escaped to commit more murder and mayhem until they were ambushed, in their Ford V8 on May 23, 1934, by a posse of six peace officers.

"this is the only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother."

Newly discovered artifacts, photographs, and journals tell the story of 350 American GIs who were held as prisoners of war in one of Hitler's most secretive slave labor camps, known as Berga. Most of the American GIs weighed around 160 to 170 pounds when they arrived at Berga. When they were released ten weeks later, most of the survivors weighed around 80 to 90 pounds.

Ex-slave's letter to former master

John Spizack had access to photograph forced-labor camps. This photo of an unidentified man tied to a pickax shows a typical punishment for blacks living in these conditions, early 1930s.

The Civil War, Part 2: The People - In Focus - The Atlantic

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Harriet Ross; 1820 ; March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves[1] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrag...

The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.

A French woman has her head shaved as punishment for having had personal relations with the Germans. Montelimar area, August 29, 1944.