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    Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849.

    An onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan (rarely photographed!) via @Kristina

    Abraham Lincoln, postmortem, from The Order of the Good Death

    Josie Earp - Wyatt Earps wife....now we know why he fell in love.

    Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849)

    The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

    Anne Frank

    First cousins, Tsar Nicholas of Russia and King George V of England -- Don't they look alike?

    EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

    $3.49 Edgar Allan Poe Quotable Greeting Card and Stickers

    Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.

    Before and after the war: The dramatic aging of Abraham Lincoln. Look how much he changed in just 7 years!

    Most people believe that Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.

    Robert Lincoln the son of Abraham Lincoln, was waiting to board a crowded train when the train lurched forward and he fell between the platform and the body of the passenger car he was trying to board. But before harm came, he was seized by the collar and yanked to the platform. His rescuer was Edwin Booth the brother of the man that would soon kill President Lincoln.

    "President Abraham Lincoln meets with General George McClellan on the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, 1862."

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Little did those white policemen know that in the future he would have a holiday named after him.

    The first & last portrait photos of Lincoln as President: May 1860 & Feb 1865.

    The only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother.

    *ABRAHAM LINCOLN~Portrait: the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization."