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The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed in 1858. From a tour pamphlet, a sample of reasons for people's admission to the asylum.

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U.S. London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."

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'We are gone'. The note was written in March 1943 by Cilli Naga who was deported from Westerbork, the Netherlands.

A boy sits amid the ruins of a London bookshop after an air raid. (October, 1940)

1864 cdv of black slave, Wilson Chinn reading to 3 fair-skinned New Orleans slave children. Proceeds of the sale of cdv was used to raise money for education of Colored People in the Gulf. Northern whites were shocked and outraged at sight of white slaves (the light-complexioned slave children in this and other cdv's were described as immoral offspring of slave-owners).

Women reading a news article about Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, August 1945.

“A photograph of a Special Constable carrying a sign reading ‘Raiders Passed’ in the Strand, London, taken in September 1939 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald”

Winston Churchill at the funeral of Dudley Pound