Battle of Gettysburg ends July 3rd 1863 On the third day of battle, July 3, fighting resumed on Culp's Hill, and cavalry battles raged to the east and south, but the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,500 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge, known as Pickett's Charge. Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle. American Civil War, Civilwar, Gettysburg Pennsylvania, Famous Photo, Death, O' Sullivan, Civil War Photo, The Civil War, Timothy Osullivan
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Promotional Buttons from the Campaigns of Presidential Candidates (1940-2008)
An interesting collection of political campaign buttons from the 1940's through 2008. They manage to say so much with their simple messages.
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Members of the Black Panther Party, stripped, handcuffed, and arrested after Philadelphia police raided their headquarters, August, 1970. The party decided on Philadelphia as the site of its convention. On the Saturday before the convention a murder was committed; a Philadelphia policeman was shot and killed. On August 31, 1970, heavily armed police raided three Panther Offices; 2935 Columbia Avenue, 3625 Wallace Street, and 428 W. Queen Lane.
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Members of the Black Panther Party, stripped, handcuffed, and arrested after Philadelphia police raided the Panther headquarters, August, 1970.
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jim crow laws - Google Search Rosaelena Guzman mostly back in those times the colored people would protest about the rights they were suppose to have but until then they couldn't do anything about it or change the laws.
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Although it's an incredibly chilling time in history, it's an amazing photo. Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany.
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(Naoto Tajima of Japan, Jesse Owens of the USA, Luz Long of Nazi Germany) the story behind the nr. 1 and the nr. 2 of the 1936 Olympic long jump finalists touches my heart very much. Carl Ludwig Luz Long (far right) was a German sprinter and long-jumper who finished second to Jesse Owens in the Berlin Olympic Games of 1936. Long was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1913. By the time the great black American sprinter Jesse Owens arrived in Berlin in the summer of 1936, little worried him … except Long who was German and the reigning European long-jump champion. But as Adolf Hitler and 100,000 spectators watched, Long went right up and shook the black American’s hand. He thus befriended the great American athlete and did not shy from reaching out even though his own government was promoting a white Aryan race policy which would soon slip into genocide. Long helped Owens at the long-jump trials, when Owens was so spooked by European rules that he almost failed to qualify, even while Long posted an Olympic record, (soon to be smashed by Owens in the final). In the finals, Long finished second to Owens, and took home Olympic silver. When they stood on the podium to receive their medals, Long, standing behind Owens, and made the de rigeur Nazi salute. Owens was delighted as he knew that Long was the German opposition and was not expecting such a charming friend. One night, Long found Owens in the Olympic Village and they had a long private talk, resulting in a long friendship. Luz continued to compete in track meets achieving his personal best of 7.90 meters in the long jump in 1937. Luz finished law school at the University of Leipzig and briefly practiced in Hamburg. But inevitably, when the war turned against Germany, all healthy men were drafted and he became a Nazi soldier. He wrote Owens a final letter in 1942, just after the United States declared war on Germany: “My heart is telling me that this is perhaps the last letter of my life. If that is so, I beg one thing from you. When the war is over, please go to Germany, find my son and tell him about his father. Tell him about the times when war did not separate us and tell him that things can be different between men in this world. “Your brother, Luz.” Luz Long was injured on July 10, 1943 when the Allies invaded Sicily. In a British field hospital, he died on July 13, 1943. He was only 30 and was buried in the war cemetery of Motta Sant’Anastasia, in Sicily. In 1951, Jesse Owens kept his promise and found Long’s son in war-torn German. He later said that what he valued the most from Olympic experience had been his friendship with Luz Long. Source: duhaime.org
Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics Long Jump Medal Ceremony wins the gold medal with Tajima and Lutz on the stand for the siver and bronze by Black History Album, via Flickr
Jesse Owens Wins Gold In Nazi Germany The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were marked by Hitler's desire to showcase Aryan supremacy and American Jesse Owens' refusal to play along. Owens won four gold medals at the games including the long jump. This photo from the medal stand of that event is one of the most powerful images in Olympic history.
This is a photo of Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.
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Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by London police on “Black Friday” in 1910. (Not as some believed as Susan Anthony, an American suffragette.)
London, Nov. 18, 1910: 'Black Friday' when 300 suffragettes protesting Parliament’s failure to give women the right to vote were met with violence by police. The woman here is Ada Wright (often mistakenly identified in this photo as Susan B. Anthony).
Blackfriday British suffragette Ada Wright as she appeared on the cover of The Daily Mirror on Saturday, November 19, 1910. In the photograph, she protects her face after having been knocked to the ground several times by the police. The plain-clothed man in the picture is trying to shield her from further violence.
Election Day, 1872. Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote. She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. A shameful time and a brave lady. Thanks to all the women in America's past who were beaten, jailed and fined so that I have the right and freedom to cast my vote as I see fit.
Here we present a rare image of Stinking Bear. It was taken in 1905 by Edward S. Curtis.
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Geli Raubal and Adolf Hitler. Geli was his neice (half sister's daughter). They were romantically involved from when she was 17 until her suicide when she was 23, ostensibly because she couldn't take his controlling nature anymore. NEVER KNEW THIS. DID NOT THINK HE COULD BE MORE EVIL THAN I ALREADY THOUGHT. PURE EVIL.
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Geli Raubal and Adolf Hitler. Geli was Hitler's niece (his half sister's daughter). They were romantically involved from when Geli was 17 until her suicide when she was 23, ostensibly because she couldn't take his controlling nature anymore. Geli shot herself with Hitler's pistol inside his Munich apartment.Such was his distress at Geli's death that Hitler's close comrades staged a suicide watch to avert any attempt by the future Fuehrer himself.
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Maria Reiter, the daughter of an official of the Social Democratic Party, was born in Berchtesgaden on 23rd December 1911. The death of her mother meant that she had to leave school and work in the family clothes shop in Obersalzberg. When she was sixteen Maria met Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler appears to have been strongly attracted to teenagers.
Hitler with Gudrun Himmler after signing his autograph. Meanwhile, young girls the same age were being gassed in death camps. Before the war, she most likely was friends with many Jews. She learned to consider them vermin because of twisted bastards like her father and "der Führer".
Campaign Stop, Spring 1960 Robert Kennedy at a drive-in in Bluefield during his brother’s quest for the 1960 Democrat...
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midcenturymodernfreak: Campaign Stop Spring 1960 Robert Kennedy at a drive-in in Bluefield during his brother’s quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination | West Virginia | Photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article “The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine” | 35mm Negative - Via
Bluefied Drive In, Bluefield, WV Spring 1960. "Efforts of John F. Kennedy's campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy's quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield." From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine."
Bobby Kennedy taking a break from brother John's Spring 1960 presidential campaign.
Taster: Margot Woelk, now 95, had to taste Adolf Hitler's food before he ate it to ensure it was not poisoned
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Taster: Margot Woelk, now 95, had to taste Adolf Hitler's food before he ate it to ensure it was not poisoned……FOOD WAS NOT HIS DOWNFALL…….SEE THE RIPE OLD AGE SHE REACHED………..ccp
Taster: Margot Woelk, now 95, had to taste Adolf Hitler's food before he ate it to ensure it was not poisoned- Much like Obama's Taste Tester of today. (MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE'S GONE THROUGH 5 BODYGUARDS) He will not eat at functions his Taste Tester isn't at. I want to know if he eats Pork Chops. I DOUBT IT!
1944 - WASP pilot Elaine Harmon. WASP was short for Women Airforce Service Pilots. About 1,100 women flew military aircraft. They were civilian volunteers who ferried aircraft during WWII.
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Miep Gies (1909 - 2010) During World War II, along with her husband Jan Gies and others, she protected Anne Frank and her family by hiding them in a secret annex above Anne's father's shop in Amsterdam, she saved the diary that made Anne Frank a household name
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Miep Gies The woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family.
Miep Gies - She helped to protect Anne Frank and their family when in hiding. She died in 2010 - 100 years old.
Miep Gies as a young woman (shortly after WWII)..She is the one who found Anne Frank's diary scattered on the floor after they were taken by the Germans.
Perhaps the best known helper of the Frank family while in hiding, as well as the woman who saved Anne Frank's diary after her arrest, Miep Gies, photographed here in January 1945.
Miep Gies is the woman that hid Anne Frank and her family during the Holocaust. Her and others that hid Jews during the Holocaust are so incredible to me. They endangered themselves, risked death and torture, in hopes of saving their friends and sometimes strangers. I can't imagine being half as brave. She is truly a hero.
Miep and Jan Gies, the Dutch couple who hid Anne Frank, her sister, Margot Frank, her parents, Otto and Edith Frank, Hermann van Pels, his wife Auguste, their son, Peter, and Dr. Fritz Pfeffer in a secret attic behind a moveable bookcase. Their profound heroism, the chances they took, the risk to their own lives, their extraordinary loyalty, is truly humbling and remarkable.
Miep and Jan Gies, the Dutch couple who hid Anne Frank, her sister, parents and 4 others in a secret attic behind a bookcase. The heroic work they did, the chances they took, the loyalty they showed, is remarkable. Read about them ! miepgies.nl
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Miep and Jan Gies, the Dutch couple who hid Anne Frank, her sister, parents and 4 others in a secret attic behind a bookcase. The heroic work they did, the chances they took, the loyalty they showed, is remarkable, not once did I stop to consider the brave people that actually saved her. Honestly kinda shocked I never thought about this.
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Israel replaces vandalized Anne Frank books in Japan 308 books about the Holocaust have been damaged at 38 libraries in Tokyo. Most of them were versions of "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl." The book, which has been read by millions of people around the world, is a Jewish girl's account of hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II.
Anne Frank writing at her desk in her room in the Merwedeplein apartment, Amsterdam. Photo taken 1941. How much we would have lost without her diary.
The Anne Frank House is a museum situated in the center of Amsterdam wich holds the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War II. For more than two years she described the events of her daily life in hiding in her diary. See for yourself how Anne, her family and other people were living while hiding from the occupying Germans. Visiting the Anne Frank House is a moving experience, which has already touched millions of people from all over the world.
SMALLPOX NY CITY EPIDEMIC, 1881 Victims of the smallpox epidemic in 1881. More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history.
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Victim of the smallpox epidemic in New York, 1881. Small pox was eradicated from the planet by 1980. It doesn't exist except in two secure laboratories (as far as we know). Since it's "gone"...we're no longer vaccinated against it, and are not immune to it anymore. The CDC swears they have enough vaccinations for the whole country in case of biological warfare outbreak, because only vaccinations can prevent it; there is no treatment once you have it.
A man infected with smallpox during the 1881 epidemic. Think we don't need universal health care? Think again. Sars and Mersa, etc are coming to a town near you. Do you really want infected people walking around in your mist? Of do you want to turn back the clock to the "good old days?"
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THE BURNS ARCHIVE CIVIL WAR EXHIBITION - SMALLPOX NY CITY EPIDEMIC. Victims of the smallpox epidemic in 1881. More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history. -- I had no idea this is what small pox looks like. Horrible,
NYC SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC, 1881. More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history Scott Pearson, Naples FL
SMALLPOX NY CITY 1881 EPIDEMIC. More people died from smallpox than any other disease in history, unless Catholicism is considered a disease, which it most certainly is.
Primo Michele Levi (July 31, 1919 – April 11, 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of two novels and several collections of short stories, essays, and poems, but is best known for If This Is a Man, his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. He was an atheist.
Primo Michele Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer "If This Is a Man", his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. It was really a study on how you survived and who didn't, almost a psychological, physical and emotional survivor study. It's a fascinating book.
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( - p.mc.n.) Primo Michele Levi was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer "If This Is a Man", his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. It was really a study on how you survived and who didn't, almost a psychological, physical and emotional survivor study. It's a fascinating book.
Tutti coloro che dimenticano il loro passato, sono condannati a riviverlo. Primo Levi
Japan, Hiroshima, 1945 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Amazing photo taken four months after Hiroshima.
Hiroshima, Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945.
A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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"The Crying Woman". A jew deported from Greece, identified as late as 2009, as Fani Haim. 87% of all jews in Greece perished. Against all odds Fani was the sole survivor of her whole family. In 2009 her grandchild Fani, named after her, recognized her in this photo. Fani Haim passed away in 2008.
This photo was taken by the Germans on March 25, 1944, the day the Jewish Community of Ioannina was deported.
✯ Tuskegee Airmen: In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. Civil rights & black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.✯
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Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" 332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. (Colorized Photo). March 1945.
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Wartime photo of African American airmen by Toni Frissell, March 1945 Toni Frissell was a prolific fashion photographer for such publications as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar before becoming frustrated with fashion and abandoning the work. She switched her focus to taking wartime photos for the Women's Army Corps, American Red Cross, and Eighth Army Air Force. Her photographs shone a positive light on the WAC and African American airmen who were often the subjects of her photographs.
The famous hand shake welcome. After his flight on the Mercury Redstone rocket, chimpanzee Ham is greeted by the commander of the recovery ship, USS Donner (LSD-20).
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It’s not always well remembered that two chimpanzees helped paved the way for human spaceflight with tests in the 1960. Even less remembered, in the 1940s and 1950s, monkeys perished for the U.S. cause and dogs died in Soviet spaceflight tests. The space chimps, Ham and Enos, were celebrated at the time. Ham, the first chimp in space and the subject of this photo, preceded the first American in space, Alan Shepherd. Later, Enos flew before before John Glenn orbited the Earth
January 31, 1961 - Ham the chimpanzee, still in his special biopack couch, shakes hands with his rescuer aboard the U.S.S. Donner, after his 16-minute mission on a Mercury-Redstone rocket was successfully completed and he plunged back to earth in a space capsule. He became the first animal to actually interact with a space vessel (rather than simply ride in it), after being trained to pull levers.
Months before America sent its first astronaut into space in 1961 and kicked the race to the moon into another gear, a chimpanzee named Ham departed Earth on a Mercury mission. Trained beginning in 1959 with behaviorist methods, Ham was not only a passenger but also performed small tasks during his suborbital flight. In the classic NASA photo above, Ham shakes hands with his rescuer aboard the U.S.S. Donner, after his 16-minute mission was successfully completed and he plunged back to his home.
Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater (plus European) during World War II, flying a total of 58 combat missions during the war, After Pearl Harbor, both Kuroki brothers denied enlistment but reapplied. By the end of the war, Kuroki had three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like hell for the right to fight for my own country."
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Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater (plus European) during World War II, flying a total of 58 combat missions during the war, After Pearl Harbor, both Kuroki brothers denied enlistment but reapplied. By the end of the war, Kuroki had three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like * for the right to fight for my own country."
The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.
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The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865) 16th President of the United States, who successfully led our country through the monumental crisis of the Civil War. He was assassinated shortly after the war ended.
The only photograph of Abe Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., ref. City Hall, Manhattan, NY.
Rip.....Abraham Lincoln was the 16th U.S president. Born on February 12, 1809; he was assassinated April 15,1865 at Peterson House, Washington, D.C
The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr. President Lincoln told of a dream he had in which he went downstairs and saw a casket, asked the guard who had died and the guard told him "The President" Pres.Lincoln had a couple attempts on his life and no doubt expected his assassination. But can anyone explain about the guard who was supposed to be on the stairs at Ford's Theatre, but was not?
Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.
Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I and warded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Bullard fought as an infantryman at Verdun in 1916 and as a fighter pilot was credited with two kills. He was not accepted into the American Army Air Corps because of his colour. Having been disciplined for fighting he was sent back to the trenches where he remained until the Armistice.