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Girls operate stock boards at Waldorf-Astoria. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is employing girls to operate tickers and stock exchange boards. The Waldorf is the first to employ girls in its various departments, in order to release men for war work.

Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House

FAKE: Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House. FACT: This is a modern photo of mannequins at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois (note the man in modern clothes walking in the background.

Harry Longabaugh aka the Sundance Kid with Etta Place

Etta Place (pictured here with Harry Longabaugh) was a companion of the outlaws Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo Longabaugh), both members of the outlaw gang known as the Wild Bunch.

Lucy Burns was jailed in 1917 because she asked for the right to vote.

Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for picketing the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. Photo by Harris Ewing

Lincoln's funeral on Pennsylvania Ave.

President Lincoln's funeral procession on Pennsylvania Avenue. It was made in Lincoln's funeral on Pennsylvania Avenue

Residents of West Berlin showing their children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, May 9th, 1961.

Cold War Germany: West Berliners show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side of the Berlin Wall, 1961

Women Coal Miners, 1890. I'm surprised, my father told me in the 60's that everyone believed women were bad luck in the mines.

Women Coal Miners, 1890 Can't imagine mining coal in a dress. The things women…

I became addicted to this awful supplement...I guess you know the rest of the story...

Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. bkuschova Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed. Vintage Weight GAIN Ads from how times have changed.

Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN who invented "debugging" as she literally removed a moth from console which wouldn't work

GRACE HOPPER (computer scientist, invented the first compiler which is a program that translates a computer language like Java into machine code, every single program and operating system computers use today was made possible by her first compiler)

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920” (via MinnPost)

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first...

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920 Women were opposed to slavery. That included their own enslavement.

Mt Rushmore!  The workers who carved Mt Rushmore had to climb 506 steps every day to get to the top!

Mount Rushmore was started in It took 14 years and around 400 workers to finish the head carvings. The sculpture of Abraham Lincoln’s face got completed in

Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883–1961) on her wedding day in 1911. She converted a blacksmith’s shop into Palmer Memorial Institute, a day and boarding school for African-Americans, in 1902 when she was 19. She earned a doctorate and went on to lecture at top colleges including Smith, Radcliffe, Howard, Hampton, and Tuskegee Institute. In 1941, she wrote a book of etiquette expressly for African-Americans called 'The Correct Thing: To Do, To Say, To Wear'. Associated News

Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day, Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also a suffragist who worked for black women to have the same rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early century.

Steal a Pencil for Me...on Netflix. A Holocaust Survival Film

Jack Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years. the-holocaust

The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.

The reaction of German prisoner's of war, who were forced to watch footage of what happened in the concentration camps. WWII -- Why I'm convinced most of the soldiers had no clue what happened in the camps. Not that I'm defending them, you realize.

8 yr old coal miner in the 1800's Colorado.

Miner Boy working in a coal mine… and kids think they have it tough today. Before the Child labor laws were put into effect.

Vivandieres of the American Civil War - "These brave women traveled with the soldiers for little or no pay as mascots, sutlers & nurses, while some even fought alongside their male counterparts. Both Zouaves & Vivandieres were occupied by Union & Confederate troops from the armies of France. Generally the wife or daughter of a soldier, they were highly respected & admired, unlike women who masqueraded as men in order to fight."

Vivandieres had an interesting role in the American Civil War. These brave women traveled with soldiers as mascots or nurses; there are even cases where they fought alongside their male counterparts.