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Eyes of the Great Depression Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley. Near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie. Photograph by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee in December

victorian couple on a tandem bicycle. c.1890s

Are they having fun? Maybe it's a first date. :) <> How'd you like to have to wear that lady's get-up when you jump on your bike? (vintage tandem bike, bicycle, whew) To those bike riding pioneers who worked the kinks out for us - hats off!

Driving around in a car…too mainstream I ride around on my hippo.

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 It is not often that one sees a hippo-drawn carriage 90 years after this photo was taken. The Barnes circus had this hippopotamus named Lotus, who doesn't look all that happy to be harnessed to the cart behind her.

"Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared..."

Time travel will be invented in the year How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve she simply disappeared.

On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

picsofhistory: “ Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she.

Japanese orphan, standing to attention having brought his dead brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, 1945. Photo by Joe O'Donnell.

These 25 Rare Historical Photos Will Change How You See The Past

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

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An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa how cool is that? Paranormal investigator/ghostbuster, or Vampire Slayer?

RFID = This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. Remind you of anything?

Tattooed arms from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps. They were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

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Valentine’s Day &hellip;Alvin Harley, Armored Division technician, with a little French girl on Valentine’s Day, 14 Feb 1945

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