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Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on September 11, 2001.

WWII Cupboard Shelter | December 1943 A day nursery in the East End of London shelters children in a linen cupboard during an air raid.

Nurses carry cribs containing newly-born babies from the maternity section of a hospital in south-east London, the morning after a German air raid left the building severely damaged.

March 1944: A child in the Ozarichy hostage holding camp tries to wake up his mother, who has been murdered by the Germans. Ozarichy in Kalinkovichy region of Belarus was large fenced-in area on the German front line holding local civilians as human shields against Soviet attacks. The hostages were left without shelter, food, and water and were decimated by exposure, gunfire, and hunger. When Soviet troops finally defeated the Germans in the area, they found 15,960 children among the…

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When Tinsel Town was citrus groves: 100 years of Hollywood

"Hollywoodland"sign when it was installed in 1923. The last four letters were deleted when the sign was refurbished in 1949

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Army women around the world

We are Women, we are strong, we are Military Women all over the world! I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me .

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You Know These 25 Moments In History, But You Won't Realize It. Wait Til #4.

7.) 1945 - Aftermath of the Victory over Japan Day celebrations in New York City.

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Portraits in defiance: Historic black and white images of gritty Dust Bowl survivors bring Dirty Thirties back to life

pictures of the 'dust bowl' of the Great Depression

US Army medics treat and give comfort to an injured French girl in June 1944. The child was most likely caught in the crossfire of the Allies’ invasion.

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.

Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt, and one of his "White House Gang" playmates, Roswell Pinckney, 1902. Pinckney was the son of a White House steward. The "White House Gang" were known for their mischievous childhood pranks. Quentin Roosevelt later joined the Army Air Service and was killed during combat in WWI.

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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

One of Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s / London