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    Nazi propaganda photo: A mother, her daughters and her son in the uniform of the Hitler Youth pose for the magazine "SS-Leitheft February 1943.

    Henri de Tolouse- Lautreac, 1894

    Mugshot of François Bertillon. Age: 23 months. Crime: Gluttony; nibbling all the pears from a basket. October 17, 1893.

    Kafka and his three younger sisters, Gabrielle, Valerie and Ottilie. During World War II, Kafka's sisters were sent with their families to the Łódź Ghetto and died there or in concentration camps. Ottla was sent to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt and then on 7 October 1943 to the death camp at Auschwitz, where 1,267 children and 51 guardians, including Ottla, were gassed to death on their arrival.

    The Spitalfields Nippers...street children from London circa 1912, photographed by Horace Warner. These kids inspired the characters in Charles Dickens' novels.

    Smoking opium.

    A waitress on roller skates skillfully delivers a tray full of food to hungry customers in the 1940s.

    "Keshia Thomas, 18, uses her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket. "Just because you beat somebody doesn't mean you're going to change his mind," Thomas said." NYT. AP. This is amazing

    Children of the Lebensborn program, a eugenics project that took "genetically appropriate" children from occupied countries to be raised together as Nazi leaders.

    SMALLPOX NY CITY EPIDEMIC, 1881 Victims of the smallpox epidemic in 1881. More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history.

    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

    after Emancipation... Savannah, Georgia in 1907.

    jeanne calment, . She passed away in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days old. she learned to fence at 85, and was still riding a bicycle at 100. at 113 she was known as the last living person to have personally met vincent van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115. lets all raise a glass for jeanne calment :) for living one of the longest lifetimes in documented history

    Tarred and Feathered

    Mary Shelley (1797-1851). Eloped with a married man (Percy Shelley) at 17; was ostracized by her father. Having just lost her first child and exiled from England, Mary Shelley decided she would, you know, invent an ENTIRE GENRE at the age of 18. Yes, she wrote Frankenstein, the first SF novel, at 18. After Percy Shelley's death, went back to England and supported herself and her son through her writing. Also wrote one of the first apocalyptic novels "The Last Man."

    Tamar the Great of Georgia. (1160-1213). Queen Regnant of Georgia; her reign brought on the Georgian golden age. Her first husband tried to overthrow her, so she divorced and expelled him from Georgia, then proceeded to found the Empire of Trezibond. After getting remarried, she went on lots and lots of military campaigns, bringing most of the neighboring states to their knees. Modern Georgian heroine.

    Last prisoners leave Alcatraz, March 21, 1963

    The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.

    the cast of one flew over the cuckoos nest posing for their picture on location at the oregon state hospital salem oregon 1974 by Mary Ellen mark

    c.1914 Rasputin in Bed This photo was possibly taken in 1914 following an assassination attempt on Rasputin. It took him awhile to recuperate.

    Porch of the Caryatids, Parthenon, Athens

    Tea time.

    A Gibson Girl in her corset in the early 1900s. One word: ouch.

    1900 October ladies home journal depicting new corseted shape