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"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history

Aerial view of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center under construction looking northeast. February 1971...

NYC. Vintage July 28, 1945, B-25 bomber crashes into the 78th floor of the Empire State Building on the north side in dense fog, // www.RevWill.com

This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers. This photo encompasses a lot of things that I really hate: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality…but it also encompasses strength, determination, inspiration.

A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.

Kent State University, OH March 4, 1970. President Nixon sent in National Guards who fatally shot 4 students and injured several other activists against the Vietnam War.

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20 Rare Historical Photos

In 1947, 23yr old Evelyn McHare jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine. Photography student Robert Wiles heard the explosive crash and shot this photo soon afterward.. Yeasrs later, pop artist Andy Warhol appropriated the shot for an art print.20 Rare Historical Photos (history, rare, photos, war, past) - ODDEE

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

Construction en cours des bâtiments du siège des Nations Unies. En arrière plan, l’Empire State Building. New York, 6 décembr...

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24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building

If there's ever a need for wings... ‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’

On March 1, 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed. More than 5,000 people were employed by six Companies to construct the dam. Construction began in 1931 and over 100 workers died.

Jonas Dovydenas, Iron Worker, c.1969, Chicago. This is the Hancock Building under construction, as you can see Michigan Ave and the Water Tower below. Nuts

"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s personal secretaries."