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Ann Macmillan, chief of CBC's London bureau, is shown a large collection of letters and maps owned by Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. The items were auctioned in one block Wednesday for almost $700,000. (Ellen Mauro/CBC)

Little girl playing with guns left on streets of Berlin after war in 1945

Newswise — Diaries belonging to a Civil War soldier who witnessed the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln have been digitized and published by UC Merced's Kolligian Library. www.newswise.com/...

War archive mission finds Hitler postcard

Margaret of Anjou ~ Queen consort to Henry VI... she was imprisoned during the War of the Roses (Red rose / White rose) between the Houses of Lancaster & York

60,000 World War II documents kept in Russian state archives. Source: Ilya Varlamov

This fantastic contraption, called the ‘Routefinder’, showed 1920s drivers in the UK the roads they were travelling down, gave them the mileage covered and told them to stop when they came at journey’s end. The technology – a curious cross between the space age and the stone age – consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ‘scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver f...

The Armenian massacre, refers to the deliberate killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and after the First World War implemented through massacres, deportations and forced displacement which were marches under harsh conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees. Researchers estimate that the number of victims range between 1 and 1.5 million. Three individuals were responsible for the genocide. These were called the ‘Three Pashas’ Mehmed Talat, Ismail Enver, Ahmed Djem...

Fav Period, Civil Wars, Long Unidentified, Civil War Photos, American Civil, Unidentified Finally, Confederate Portraits, Virginia Uniforms

Glen Creason, map librarian at the downtown Central Library, helps preserve a street-by-street history of Los Angeles.

Canada: Wartime Economy Book of Recipes, 1945

Illinois State University archivist April Anderson found a pre-Civil War portrait of the first ISU president, Charles Hovey, in the archives, Thursday, July 5, 2012

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A letter sent in 1918 by the British military governor to the Chief Rabbi of Baghdad. This “Jewish archive” document is among thousands rece...

Write Thrilling Love Letters

May Dennis Pictures of suffragettes 1913.The national portrait Gallery, london

unknown language found stamped in ancient clay tablet

Uncovered: Archbishop Lang's 'smoking gun' secret letter to the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin

Volunteer and recent University of Texas at Austin graduate Stephanie Tiedeken documents reports on fan letters for "Gone With The Wind," such as a letter with casting suggestions to producer David O. Selznick. Photo by Edgar Walters.

Suffrage ephemera ca. 1920