JOB HUNTING IN THE 1930s // history repeats


9/11 newspages

When Dorothy Pitman Hughes (right) was 10, her father was beaten by the Ku Klux Klan and left for dead on the family's front porch in rural Georgia. She prayed that if God saved her father's life, she would dedicate hers to making the world a better place. Later, she started a day care saying "too many women were being forced to leave their children home alone while they worked to feed their families." Her work caught the attention of women's rights activist Gloria Steinem (left).

i bake because punching people is frowned upon!

Siamese Twins Bob and Billy Houston born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Currently performing regularly in the South.

These 40 Photos From The Past Are Shocking, Crazy, Or Both. I Still Can’t Believe Some Of Them.

anne frank (from the only moving footage of her that exists... and it's only a few seconds, but quite amazing)

WPA Poster for the "New Deal" program in the 1930s

Starving Cuban family, 1933. Part of the series of photos taken during the Great Depression by Walker Evans

18 Giant Skeletons And Pyramids Found In Wisconsin

Oh wow this is amazing! Map of North American Indian Nations

slave sale poster, NEVER FORGET HISTORY SO IT WON'T REPEAT ITSELF. Disgusting that these humans were treated like cattle. Human Equality!!!

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

A U.S. soldier mocks Hitler for the camera, World War II.

One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

The death of a legend

WWI - Soldier's Goodbye Kiss

Fun, off the job, keeps him on the job. Public health and motivational poster, 1942.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.