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Ellis Island

Three women from Guadeloupe, on Ellis Island, about 1910, by Augustus Sherman

The Face Of History

Genealogy for the Century!! Free Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records, Genealogy Quotes, Gift Ideas, Getting Started Tutorials and Inspiring Stories; this website has it all. Connect the dots...Let's get Started -->

September 3rd, 1967, Stockholm, Sweden: The day Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right. Well that looks like a fun day.

12 Common History Myths, Debunked

And being a history major, I knew this :D however I was expecting other myths like Columbus intentionally giving smallpox blankets to natives to kill them. But hey, these are good too.

Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott…

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s. I'm really glad I live now else I'd have been committed at least 15 times over...!