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    JOB HUNTING IN THE 1930s // history repeats

    Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles. “The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him

    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).

    "Prince" Randian (1871-1934) Born in British Guyana, Randian was discovered by P.T. Barnum in 1889, and he toured American sideshows in the 1930s as the Living Torso, “the human caterpillar. " In reality Randian could shave, write, paint, and roll cigarettes unaided. He spoke English, German, French, and Hindi. He married and fathered four children and ultimately lived to age 63, touring American carnivals and museums for 45 years.

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

    Never saw this picture in my history book!

    The Great Depression. This picture shows a man is jumping out of the window while the meeting is going on. This picture represent the great depression because people could not find a solution to slow down the depression, and people do not have enough money to live in the bad economy.

    History repeats itself?


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

    1939 rural Oregon during the Great Depression by Dorothea Lange

    In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.

    During the Great Depression these were the types of homes that many had, known as tennament homes. These homes are small areas that make up the bedroom, kitchen, and living room all in one. A lot of times, large families would live in these homes, showing just how cramped people would have to live. ~ Ciara Perez

    An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.

    The death of a legend

    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.

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

    A representative of Max Factor paints cream stockings onto a woman’s leg as a solution to the unavailability of nylon during World War ll; May 25, 1940.

    The end of World War II brought a baby boom to many countries, including the USA. Returning G.I.s were getting married, starting families, pursuing higher education and buying their first homes. With veteran’s benefits, the twenty-somethings found new homes in planned communities on the outskirts of American cities. Hardened by the Great Depression, now thriving on the American Dream, life was simple, jobs were plentiful, and a record number of babies were born.

    Proof that carrying a Bible with you is a good idea: Civil War Prayer Book which stopped a Bullet at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N. C. and saved the life of Private Edward R. Graton, Co. C, 25th Regt. Mass. while it was tucked inside his uniform coat breast pocket.

    Great Depression