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Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin, first man in space (1961)

Fawzia Faud, Queen of Egypt and Iran, 1939.

Fawzia Faud, Queen of Egypt and Iran, 1939.

'The moment a dragon is slain' Puppet Show (Paris 1963)

‘The moment a dragon is slain’ Puppet Show (Paris 1963)

Tsar Nicholas and friend (1899)

Tsar Nicholas and friend (1899)

Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)

Prohibition- Alcohol barrels to be burned (1924)

Triumphant dog sitting atop a gun surrounded by gunners, France, during World War 1

Triumphant dog sitting atop a gun surrounded by gunners, France, during World War 1

San Fransisco (1958)

San Fransisco (1958)

JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missle Crisis (1962)

JFK and LBJ during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

Opening of King Tut's sarcophagus (1924)

Opening of King Tut’s sarcophagus (1924)

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Hiroshima - Before and After (1945)

Hiroshima – Before and After (1945)

Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)

Bombs dropped on Kobe, Japan (1945)

Samurai (ca. 1860-1880)

Samurai (ca. 1860-1880)

 Lesbian couple at Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

Lesbian couple at Le Monocle, Paris, 1932

 The last public execution by guillotine, 1939

The last public execution by guillotine. France, 1939.

John F. Kennedy campaigns in rural West Virginia, precariously perched on a high-chair to deliver his speech, 1960

John F. Kennedy campaigns in rural West Virginia, precariously perched on a high-chair to deliver his speech, 1960

 Italian Cavalry School, 1906

Italian Cavalry School, 1906

 Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Szalasi is given the last rites before being hanged as a collaborator, 1946

Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Szalasi is given the last rites before being hanged as a collaborator, 1946

Highway of Death, The result of American forces bombing retreating Iraqi forces, Kuwait, 1991

Highway of Death, The result of American forces bombing retreating Iraqi forces, Kuwait, 1991

 Giraffe women visit London, 1935

The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are an ethnic group with populations in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. Padaung women are well-known for wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it.

 Himmler with his daughter, 1938

Himmler with his daughter, 1938

 A Jewish menorah defies the Nazi swastika, 1931

A Jewish menorah defies the Nazi swastika, 1931

 Feeding polar bears from a tank, 1950

Feeding polar bears from a tank, 1950

 Elephant-mounted machine-gun, 1914

Elephant-mounted machine-gun, 1914

 Conrad Schumann defects to West Berlin, 1961

Conrad Schumann defects to West Berlin, 1961

 Australian soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945

Australian soldiers after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, 1945

 A woman hitting a neo-Nazi with her handbag, 1985

A woman hitting a neo-Nazi with her handbag, 1985

 American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell confronting Martin Luther King Jr., 1965

American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell confronting Martin Luther King Jr., 1965

 An American Marine exhibits the thousand-yard stare after two days of constant fighting in the Battle of Eniwetok, 1944

An American Marine exhibits the thousand-yard stare after two days of constant fighting in the Battle of Eniwetok, 1944

 Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, 1902

Australian Aborigines in chains at Wyndham prison, 1902

 A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre at Nagasaki, 1945

 775 confirmed kills in one picture, 1945

Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army. 775 confirmed kills in one picture, 1945

A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler showing the blue color of his eyes.

A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler showing the blue color of his eyes.

The first bananas in Norway, 1905

The first bananas in Norway, 1905

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage, 1862

Federal ironclad USS Galena showing some battle damage, 1862

A young Adolf Hitler cheering the start of World War One, 1914

A young Adolf Hitler cheering the start of World War One, 1914

Civil War General Amrbose Burnside, whose unusual facial hair led to the coining of the term “sideburns”

Civil War General Amrbose Burnside, whose unusual facial hair led to the coining of the term “sideburns”

German soldier taking aim from the back of a trained horse, 1935

German soldier taking aim from the back of a trained horse, 1935

The Punt Gun could discharge over a pound of shot at a time that could kill as many as 50 birds.

The Punt Gun could discharge over a pound of shot at a time that could kill as many as 50 birds.

A photo illustrating the class divide of pre-war Britain, 1937

A photo illustrating the class divide of pre-war Britain, 1937

 German soldiers in the flooded trenches, 1943

German soldiers in the flooded trenches, 1943

 German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 1942

German soldier giving bread to an orphaned Russian boy, 1942

 German POWs packed into the Nonant le Pin prisoner camp, 1944

German POWs packed into the Nonant le Pin prisoner camp, 1944

 Nazi General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad, Italy, 1945

Nazi General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad, Italy, 1945

 Easter eggs for Hitler, 1945

Easter eggs for Hitler, 1945

 The Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945

The Fat Man on transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945

 Dora Ratjen, a German Olympic athlete, who was arrested at a train station on suspicion of being a man in a dress, 1938

Dora Ratjen, a German Olympic athlete, who was arrested at a train station on suspicion of being a man in a dress, 1938

 Children playing with stacks of hyperinflated currency during the Weimar Republic, 1922

Children playing with stacks of hyperinflated currency during the Weimar Republic, 1922

 Allied soldiers mock Hitler atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery, 1945

Allied soldiers mock Hitler atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery, 1945

 Wounded combat dog during action on the Orote Peninsula, 1944

Wounded combat dog during action on the Orote Peninsula, 1944

 Berlin at the end of the War, 1945

Berlin at the end of the War, 1945

 Black soldiers fighting in France, 1944

Senegalese Free French troops fighting in France, 1944

 A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother, 1941

A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother, 1941

 The shells from an allied creeping bombardment on German lines, 1916

The shells from an allied creeping bombardment on German lines, 1916

 The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

 Testing football helmets, 1912

Testing football helmets, 1912

 Stalin’s body double, 1940s

Stalin’s body double, 1940s

 Native American smoke curing a human corpse, 1910

Native American smoke curing a human corpse, 1910

 A dog being posed by a German soldier, 1940

A dog being posed by a German soldier, 1940

 A young private waits on the beach during the Marine landing at Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965

A young private waits on the beach during the Marine landing at Da Nang, Vietnam, 1965

 A couple of warriors holding hands, Vietnam, 1971

A couple of warriors holding hands, Vietnam, 1971

 A rare shot of a young Winston Churchill, 1895

A rare shot of a young Winston Churchill, 1895

 Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

 Smart, beautiful and deadly, 19 year old Russian sniper Roza Shanina had 54 confirmed kills

Smart, beautiful and deadly, 19 year old Russian sniper Roza Shanina had 54 confirmed kills

 Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves, Brazil, 1860

Lady in a litter being carried by her slaves, Brazil, 1860

 Japanese soldiers surrendering to US Marines, Marshall Islands, 1944

Ordered to strip, a Japanese soldier surrenders to US Marines, Marshall Islands, 1944

 Mark Twain befriending a kitten.

Mark Twain befriending a kitten.

 Ernest Hemingway kicking a can in 1959.

Ernest Hemingway kicking a can in 1959.

Boys lining up for Cod Liver Oil in the 1960s.

Boys lining up for Cod Liver Oil in the 1960s.

Lewis Carrol in 1856.

Lewis Carrol, the writer of Alice in Wonderland, in 1856.

James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, with his wife.

James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, with his wife.

 B-25 Mitchell skip-bombs a Japanese Kaibokan escort ship, 6 April 1945

B-25 Mitchell skip-bombs a Japanese Kaibokan escort ship, 6 April 1945

 The end of WW2 is celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square, May 9, 1945

The end of WW2 is celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square, May 9, 1945

 The Eiffel Tower during the Nazi occupation, 1940

The Eiffel Tower during the Nazi occupation, 1940

 German troops trying to rescue a French soldier from sinking in a mud hole, 1918

German troops trying to rescue a French soldier from sinking in a mud hole, 1918

 Henry Ford receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Nazi officials, 1938

Henry Ford receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle from Nazi officials, 1938

 Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital, 1940

Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital, 1940

 German soldier dives for cover as shell explodes behind him at an artillery position, 1917

German soldier dives for cover as shell explodes behind him at an artillery position, 1917

 Female Viet Cong warrior, 1972

Female Viet Cong warrior, 1972

 Aleksandra Samusenko was the only female tank officer in the 1st Guards Tank Army

Aleksandra Samusenko was the only female tank officer in the 1st Guards Tank Army

 James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King’s assassin, being led to his cell after his arrest in London, 1968

James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King’s assassin, being led to his cell after his arrest in London, 1968

Albert Einstein with furry slippers! Even a genius likes cute things!

Albert Einstein with furry slippers! Even a genius likes cute things!

Anne Frank’s father Otto visits the attic where he and his family hid from the Nazis. No other family members survived (1960).

Anne Frank’s father Otto visits the attic where he and his family hid from the Nazis. No other family members survived (1960).

The chimpanzee known as Little Nap was a very popular tourist attraction 1915).

The chimpanzee known as Little Nap was a very popular tourist attraction 1915).

A priest says prayers over the victims of the Titanic (1912).

A priest says prayers over the victims of the Titanic (1912).

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860.

A woman waits for the hoops of her crinoline to be finished in a London dress shop in 1860.

These cars are being raced on the roof of the Fiat Factory in Italy (1923).

These cars are being raced on the roof of the Fiat Factory in Italy (1923).

This is the only known existing picture of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural speech

This is the only known existing picture of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural speech

A portable TV concept created in 1967.

A portable TV concept created in 1967.

 A brewery delivers kegs on a spitfire to troops fighting in Normandy.

A brewery delivers kegs on a spitfire to troops fighting in Normandy.

A fugitive being dragged by border patrol so that he doesn’t escape the USA and enter Mexico.

A fugitive being dragged by border patrol so that he doesn’t escape the USA and enter Mexico.

 

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  • Stephen Locker

    “A young Adolf Hitler cheering the start of World War One, 1914”

    Erm… no.

  • MuffinDuffelBag _

    What’s the deal with the kid aiming the gun at his face during the JFK speech