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    The first authenticated image of Abraham Lincoln was this daguerreotype of him as U.S. Congressman-elect in 1846, attributed to Nicholas H. Shepard of Springfield, Illinois [Abraham Lincoln, Congressman-elect from Illinois. Three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front]

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    1860s woman wearing mourning dress and mourning jewelry.

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    Join me in Fredericksburgh for the May 17 2014 to honor our heroic liberator-ancestors Joseph and Lindsey Minor, who escaped enslavement together with 40% of the Africans in Spotsylvania in 1863, then returned to liberate the rest of their kin on May 17 1864, participating in the first directed combat between the USCT and the Army of Northern Virginia.

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    Welsh Women, c.1871 Source: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/The National Library of Wales (flickr)

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    1865, Abraham Lincoln

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    Beards in Battle This is too good not to share.

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    profile photograph of President Abraham Lincoln (c. 1861).

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    The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE

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    “Stonewall” Jackson as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, 1847

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    Braided Straw Hat with Open-Work Edging, Early 1800s.

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    Civil War era

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    Battles of the Civil War. Infographic

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    Albert Einstein. Hands working a marionette. 1930s.

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    Just 10 years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 and she had received no prior warning or chance to organise a defense. The jury deliberated for only 10 minutes and she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother and son were never truly reconciled.

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    1860s

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    Vintage WWII Poster

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    President #12 Zachary Taylor

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    President #10 John Tyler

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    Wedding day photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement.

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    First known photograph of Ulysses S. Grant.

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    Regency wedding dress

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    "Rožmberk palace ( Prague castle ). Sleeping room - dress of a gentlewoman ( 18th century )"

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    Mona Lisa

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    Bonnie and Clyde's shot up car

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    Bonnie and Clyde

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