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London, 1945

Pearl Hart (c. 1871 – after 1928), a female outlaw of the American Old West, armed with a .38 revolver. She cut her hair short and took the highly eccentric act, for a Victorian Era woman, of dressing in men's clothing. An original HART GIRL???

The cover of Life magazine features a photo of US Marines, in battle of Iwo Jima.

Gulag were Soviet forced labour camps. Most inmates were political prisoners and at least half of them were imprisoned without trial.


retro pie baking Mom used lard in the crust and it had a great flavor.

Two women in a tandem roller chair wheeled by an uniformed African-American man at the 1904 World's Fair.

The south tower of New York's World Trade Center collapses Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

Woman soldier of the Red Army, Russia, Great Patriotic War, 1941.

Russian boys give German soldiers a shoe shine, 1942

Historical Pics @VeryOldPics · Howard Hughes inside of the H-4 Hercules, more widely known as the “Spruce Goose”.


New Orleans, Post Katrina Hurricane.

Thomas Edison (left) and Henry Ford (right)

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WW1: German soldiers in a trench during summer. The dugouts always faced the rear wall of the trench. Note the puttees worn by the soldier in the front; the tall leather boot has been replaced already by puttees because leather deteriorated fast in waterlogged conditions. Note also the man on the left who has taken to delousing his buddy, one little bugger at a time.

A World War Two Ration Book


Young War Evacuees - A nurse looks over a row of toddlers who sit along a wall as World War II evacuees, at a nursery in Middlesex, England, 1941.

Before finding a career in front of the camera, Bea Arthur had a very different job title: United States Marine. Arthur was one of the first members of the Women's Reserve before World War II. She worked for the military as both a typist and a truck driver and on her volunteer application, listed her active hobbies as hunting with a ".22 caliber rifle and a bow and arrow."

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