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This is a manninquin from an atomic bomb test site in Nevada during the mid-50s.

Rare, eerily beautiful pictures by LIFE photographer Loomis Dean, made in the Nevada desert in 1955 at the height of the Cold War, shortly after an atomic bomb test.

This is the Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne being held in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865. As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State William H. Seward and began to attack him with a large knife.

Lewis Thornton Powell (April 1844 – July also known as Lewis Paine or Payne, attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, and was one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

A Russian spy is laughing through his execution in Finland in 1939 during the Winter War.

A Soviet spy showing a smile moments before being executed by a Finnish soldier. Finland - November, 1942 Take it from a Finnish American

In 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine which was parked below. Photography student Robert Wiles heard the explosive crash and shot this photo soon afterward. Years later, pop artist Andy Warhol appropriated the shot for an art print

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

Drug Kingpin Pablo in front of White House with his son in the early 1980s

ablo Escobar Visits the White House Photograph via Sebastian Marroquin for ‘Sins of My Father’ HBO Documentary In this rare photograph (c 1978 – we see notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar standing in front of the White House in Washington, DC.

In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke embarked on a mission to the explore the moon's surface in a lunar roving vehicle. While there, he shot a picture of a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon's surface, where it remains to this day.

In as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke left a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon’s surface. He took a picture. That photo remains on the moon’s surface today.