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1920's photo of a member of NYC's aerial police literally hanging around over Times Square.

1920's photo of a member of NYC's aerial police literally hanging around over Times Square.

Adorable Victorian couple. Miles away from the staid portraits we're used to seeing from the era.

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Adorable Victorian couple. Miles away from the staid portraits we're used to seeing from the era.

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as knocker-ups or knocker-uppers. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies Lost London: 1870-1945.

A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as knocker-ups or knocker-uppers. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies Lost London: 1870-1945.

Robert E. Lee, his son General George Washington Custis Lee, and his Chief of Staff Colonel Walter H. Taylor

Robert E. Lee, his son General George Washington Custis Lee, and his Chief of Staff Colonel Walter H. Taylor

1861.  "Some wives insisted on staying with their husbands, which may have been the case with this woman, judging by her housewifely pose alongside a soldier, three young children, and a puppy. In addition to taking care of her own family, she may have worked as a camp laundress or nurse."

1861. "Some wives insisted on staying with their husbands, which may have been the case with this woman, judging by her housewifely pose alongside a soldier, three young children, and a puppy. In addition to taking care of her own family, she may have worked as a camp laundress or nurse."

Famous architects dressed as their buildings at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball. New York. 1931. - Imgur

Famous architects dressed as their buildings at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball. New York. 1931.

Famous architects dressed as their buildings at the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball. New York. 1931. - Imgur

Helen Keller .... She was deafblind and an American author, political activist, and lecturer She succeeded to become one of the most inspirational figures ...

Helen Keller .... She was deafblind and an American author, political activist, and lecturer She succeeded to become one of the most inspirational figures ...

Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette leader.  By unknown photographer  Bromide print, mid 1900s

Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette leader. By unknown photographer Bromide print, mid 1900s

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