Real History in real pictures.....

Funny pictures about Historic photographs from around the world. Oh, and cool pics about Historic photographs from around the world. Also, Historic photographs from around the world.

Wedding rings found in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.  Really puts it into perspective.

Incredibly sad: thousands of wedding rings taken from Holocaust victims

Funny pictures about Wedding rings of holocaust victims. Oh, and cool pics about Wedding rings of holocaust victims. Also, Wedding rings of holocaust victims photos.

the joy of receiving a pair of shoes, 1947, following WWII

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

People living in miserable poverty. Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. August 1936 OKIES

Dorothea Lange - People living in miserable poverty, Elm Grove, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, August 1936 [via Shorpy]

Trail of Tears Era. Cherokee Family is being removed from their home by American Soldiers.

Trail of Tears - Cherokee family being removed from their home. The Cherokee were forced to March 1700 miles under Army guard to a reservation.

The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886

La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA

In the 1500s, the floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

The Totally Accurate Pic Dump meaning of "dirt poor" & "thresh hold"

These children were liberated from Auschwitz. Asked what their names were they answered by lifting up their sleeves (as shown) to show the numbers that were tattooed on them.

1933 First Nazi Concentration Camp Established. Some of the 600 children who had survived the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp show their tattooed identification numbers upon liberation.

The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886.

La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA

Princess Elizabeth driving an ambulance on April 10, 1945.  She was trained as a driver and a mechanic.

Diamond Jubilee: The Stamp of Queen Elizabeth's Influence - Photo Essays

Army Patrol Princess Elizabeth II driving an ambulance on April Just two months earlier, the Princess had joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, which was the women's arm of the British Army. She trained as a driver and a mechanic.

Roughly a hundred thousand Japanese-Americans ended up in camps. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 on February 19, uprooting Japanese Americans on the west coast to be sent to Internment camps. The order led to the internment of Japanese Americans or AJAs (Americans of Japanese Ancestry) in which some 120,000 ethnic Japanese people were held in internment camps for the duration of the war.

Japanese American Internment Camps Living Conditions In the japanese american

Statue of Liberty being built in Paris.

La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA

Cherokee girl near Tahlequah, Oklahoma - 1899

Young Cherokee girl standing on a bridge and holding a bucket or pail. She wears a cotton print dress.

July 1939. "Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store. Person County, North Carolina." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

July 1939 ~ "Daughter of white tobacco sharecropper at country store in Gordonton in Person County, North Carolina." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

Deportation of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto to a death camp

Warsaw Children Deported to Death Camp

The Fascinating Story Behind Why So Many Nail Technicians Are Vietnamese

Many got their start in the field thanks to Hollywood star Tippi Hedren.

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