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Telephone Operator, Wisconsin, 1915

Port Royal, South Carolina Slave Houses

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During World War II, before James Arness portrayed U.S. mar-shall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he was the first American soldier to jump off his boat at the Anzio beachhead. He was ordered to do so by his commanding officer because, standing at 6’8", Arness was the tallest man in his company, and the water’s depth needed to be tested as a safety precaution.

The Royal Collection: The Queen, the Prince and eight of the Royal Children in Buckingham Palace Garden, c. 1855

In 1928, selling mistletoe on the streets. | 13 Magical Vintage Photos Of Paris At Christmastime

13 Magical Vintage Photos Of Paris At Christmastime

30's swimming in colour - all wool!

30's swimming in colour (with a little bit of late 20's thrown in for good measure)

African-American Womens Press Group, 1945 by Black History Album, via Flickr

Archaeologists in southern England have discovered what may be one of the largest medieval royal palaces ever found – buried under the ground inside a vast prehistoric fortress.

Archaeologists find vast medieval palace buried under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Harts Creek, West Virginia child with rifle, 1916-1920.--Polite kid. He's standing on a chair so he won't blow your kneecaps off.

German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr 1916. || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

The Most Powerful Images Of World War One

Maginot Line, France March 27, 1940. French and British soldiers assigned to duty in the Maginot Line attend Holy Mass during World War 2.

Utena, Lithuania, The Zand family. Sadly, all murdered in holocaust

Utena, Lithuania, The Zand family.

The History Place - Dorothea Lange Photo Gallery: On the Road: Family Walking on Highway

Warsaw, Poland, Building the ghetto wall. Jews were forced to build the walls that would lock them in

Warsaw, Poland, Building the ghetto wall.

Harold K. Hoskins, Sr. (1927-2012) was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and learned to fly at Alabama's Tuskegee Air Field. In 1971, he retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after logging 9500 flight hours. Hoskins later became assistant vice president of student affairs at California State University at Hayward.

:::::::::: Vintage Photograph ::::::::: Fisher woman, Whitby, England. That net would have been very heavy! Taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, pioneering Victorian photographer.

Frank Sutcliffe-Photographs of Whitby: Ref: D49

Coal Country: 1938 West Virginia. "Mining town. Coming home from school."

Coal Country: 1938

1953 Woman's Day

The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee features artwork by members of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole and Creek tribes.

Five Civilized Tribes Museum - Visit Muskogee

A member of the German police kicks a Jew who is climbing onto the back of a truck during a round-up for forced labor. Two other Germans look on with derision.

McCalls magazine May 1962

Help win the war? Me?" Smith-Corona typewriters ad. Feb. 23, 1942. Thousands of girls would answer the call and go to Washington, D.C. to work as "government girls" during World War II.

LIFE - Google Books

Sailor Dad & Sailor Baby - 1 April 1945

Italian-Irish Wedding, 1941

Italian-Irish Wedding, 1941

World War I, Daily Telegraph. "Will you sacrifice your personal convenience"...