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i want to know the story behind this photo // Peter Matthiessen’s Homegoing - NYTimes.com

Peter Matthiessen, seated at center in dark sweater, on a Harvard-Peabody Expedition in New Guinea in with Michael Rockefeller at his left.

An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864.

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?

One of my favorite Pulitzer Prize Winning photographs :)

1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo: 'Faith and Confidence', showing a policeman patiently reasoning with a two-year-old boy trying to cross the street during a parade (photo by William C. Beall of 'Washington [DC] Daily News')

In  1907, a circus tightrope walker named Maud Stevens met "Tattooed Globetrotter" Gus Wagner at the St. Louis World's Fair. Wagner wanted a date, and Stevens wanted tattoo lessons. Things worked out well: The two married, and Maud Stevens Wagner became the first known female tattoo artist in America.

"Maud Wagner, the first known female tattooist in the U., In she traded a date with her husband-to-be for tattoo lessons. Their daughter, Lotteva Wagner, was also a tattooist." From 'A Secret History of Women and Tattoo" [via The New Yorker]

Peter Matthiessen (left) and Eliot Elisofon in the midst of Dani dancers, 1961. Photo by Michael Rockefeller.

Peter Matthiessen (left) and Eliot Elisofon in the midst of Dani dancers, Photo by Michael Rockefeller.

George Plimpton, after his boxing match with Archie Moore. Plimpton’s experience in the ring led to his book, “Shadow Box: An Amateur in the Ring.” As he wrote, “I suffer from a condition which the medical profession refers to as sympathetic response, which means that when I am hit or cuffed around, I weep. It is an involuntary response. The tears come and there is nothing I can do except dab at them with a fist.” #boxing

A 1959 exhibition fight with heavyweight champ Archie Moore left Plimpton with a bloody nose

Murderous Mary- On September 12, 1916 the Sparks World Famous Shows was in Kingsport, TN.  A hotel worker named Red Eldridge was hired to help with a 5 ton Asian elephant, Mary. While walking her, he prodded her behind the ear. She became enraged, threw him to the ground and stepped on his head. No one had a gun big enough to kill her so the next day she was taken by train to Erwin, Tn. and hanged with a crane at the train depot. The crowd was chanting, "Kill the elephant!"

In 1916 a circus elephant, nicknamed Murderous Mary, was hanged in East Tennessee for killing assistant elephant trainer Red Eldridge.,this is so sick:( I am so sorry this happened in my home area of East Tennessee

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