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Sailors from Pearl Harbor receive news that Japan has surrendered in 1945

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

Iranian women, before the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Books, modern appearance, and smiling confidence.

jewish prayer shawls which belonged to people deported to auschwitz ...

Wright Brothers bike shop.

New York City’s Central Park, during the Great Depression

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WWII era Baby Ruth ad. Aka, triumph of the uglier girl who bakes.

Worn at the 1883 fancy dress ball thrown by Alva Vanderbilt (mother of the famously beautiful, and tragic, Consuelo Vanderbilt) as an excuse to get The Mrs Astor to recognise her and allow the Vanderbilts entrance to the upper echelon of New York society. The ball involved 1200 guests and reportedly cost 3 million dollars.

1880′s fancy dress – it’s electric! | The Dreamstress

Amazing! During WWII, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a Japanese air attack. They covered it with stunning camouflage, making it appear to be a rural subdivision from the air.

F1 pilot ejects at extremely low altitude. The pilot survived with multiple fractures. 1962

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American soldiers walk by row after row of corpses lying on the ground beside barracks at the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, Germany, on April 17, 1945. The camp is located about 70 miles west of Leipzig. As the camp was liberated on April 12, the U.S. Army found more than 3,000 bodies, and a handful of survivors.

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Vintage child rearing

A soldier and his gorgeous date!

WWII B2 British Spy Radio

WWII B2 British Spy Radio

Berlin, Germany, November 1938, Damaged Jewish shops after Kristallnacht.

Jewish life in the 1930's in Germany before the Holocaust

Mr. J. W. Melton and his wife by the fireplace getting ready for supper, October 1933. The U.S. National Archives via Flickr.

The 103-year-old Detroit Electric Model D that was thought for a century to be an evolutionary dead end but has now turned out to be way ahead of its time.

Johnsons Baby Shampoo, 1956

Vintage Ads: Johnson and Johnson

Woman selling fish from a barrel, London, c. 1910

The Streets of Old London | Spitalfields Life

Preserved loaf of Bread from Pompeii. The bakers stamped it with a Bread Stamp.

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Vacuum cleaning. Illustration from 'The Housewife's Book', c.1935.

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September 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Frank Rogers looking at a tray of blanched pencil pod beans on the dryer on top of a coal and wood ran...

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Home Dehydrating: 1942