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Monopoly board created by POWs held captive in the Philippines by the Japanese during WWII

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Arthritis-ridden Renoir painting flowers at his garden, circa 1910’s

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Trench Warfare. Photo taken by an official British photographer during WWI, 1917

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Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, built in 1874

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Marshland in front of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Potomac River, in 1917. Work is underway to turn this site into the 2,000-foot-long reflecting pool

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U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, 74, at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. He used 1200 Dachau prisoner’s for a malaria experiment

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Serial killer John Wayne Gacy poses with First Lady Roslynn Carter. This picture would become an embarrassment for the Secret Service as the pin Gacy is wearing indicates security clearance. 1978

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Alcatraz Prison Menu from 1946

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Carving George Washington into Mount Rushmore – 1932

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Disneyland’s “Rocket to the Moon”, 1967

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A thylacine or ‘Tasmanian tiger’ in captivity, circa 1930. The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936

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Typical grocery store queue in Vilnius (the capital of current Lithuania), 1990, USSR consumer goods shortage

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Newly liberated inmates at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp chase down and beat a former kapo (a prisoner assigned by the SS guards to supervise forced labor in the camp). Kapos were picked for their brutality towards fellow prisoners and received additional privileges, 16 April 1945.

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Jesse Owens crosses the finish line in Berlin to win the 100-meter sprint August 3 1936

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Salvador Dalí on a carriage drawn by his goat, 1953

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Vietnam War 1965

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Citizen Kane premiere, 1941

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Ty Cobb “sliding” into home – 1920

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The identification card of Anny Horowitz, a French Jewish girl murdered in Auschwitz, 1940

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Heavyweight Boxing Champ Jack Johnson & wife, 1910s

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German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) tank neatly shot through the barrel – Belarus 1941

 

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