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This is one of the earliest known photographs of a human. A self portrait taken in 1839, it shows a young Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) standing outside his family’s lamp-making shop in Philadelphia. Cornelius was an American of Dutch descent whose knowledge of metallurgical chemistry was to help in perfecting the process of silver-plating, then employed in the production of daguerreotypes. It had previously been assumed that the time necessary for a photograph to be exposed was simply t...

Philadelphia, November "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait The first light-picture ever taken. this quarter-plate daguerreotype is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

This is a cool pic, but it still saddens me.

Funny pictures about Lifespan of a Tree. Oh, and cool pics about Lifespan of a Tree. Also, Lifespan of a Tree photos.

Mildred and Richard Loving. The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law. In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Loving family. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

Mozart facial reconstruction using several portraits

Facial composite of Mozart, circa created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portrait paintings. (Were the German Police trying to locate Mozart?

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Photograph of an unknown man during the Depression, circa 1932 -- Things like this make me want to go back in time and help out.

Stalin was a hipster - Amazing how much this man changed from his idealized sense of the world in WWI to a tyrant in WW2.

Young Stalin

Young Stalin he was one good-looking guy, when he was young at least. In youth, he was a strong strapping and handsome man who fought and f*cked his way through life, to become Supreme Dictator of the Soviet Union. A terrible son of a bitch.