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Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

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*Vintage coke ad Ice cold Coke - this is how I became addicted to Cola. No cafes or Starbucks around, just vending machines where people gathered around and talked while having a cold one.

Linda Lawson wearing the Atomic Bomb Crown in 1955. - Vegas

50 Surprising Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be: The winner of the 1950 "Miss Atomic Bomb" Pageant

<> Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

The photo was taken in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and shows eight-year-old Helen Keller hand in hand with her teacher Anne Sullivan. Both Keller and Sullivan indicated later in their journals that “doll” was the first word Helen Keller learned in sign language in March 1887

Rare photograph of Helen Keller and her Miracle Worker teacher is unearthed 120 years after it was taken

Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod in July 1888 in Brewster, Helen holding Sullivan’s hand and cradling one of her beloved dolls.

Reminds me of my 'Indian Captive' historical fiction days in Junior High.   The true story of Olive Oatman, captive white girl in the Old West.

Olive Oatman: More Than the Girl with the Chin Tattoo

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.

"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

Mary Couchman, a warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

The first woman to run the Boston marathon, and the men trying to pull her off the course.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

These are the first three women to become physicians. Pictured at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, snapped at a Dean’s reception, in 1885.

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia (now known as Drexel University College of Medicine).

Go, Grandma!

When Eccentricity Reigned: Portraits From a Vanishing New York

I so love this picture, look at how happy she is--a freaking great grandma jumping rope // Black and White Photo

The little kitten “crept out from beneath a wrecked” tank. The U.S. Marine soldier offered water to it. Tarawa, 1943.

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane at Cooper Medical College, Stanford University

Vintage medical photo with Vincenz Czerny and Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center.

Ouch (seriously though, my dad used to do this to me. Out to the shed, pliers, pull the tooth - and that was in the 80s!)

Oceanside, California Dentists at Mira Costa Dental are dedicated to family dentistry such as Exams, Teeth Whitening, Veneers and more.

Filming the MGM logo 1924.  How cool is this?

Shooting the original MGM logo. The first lion used for the logo was named Slats. He was used on all black and white films from 1924 to The lion was a tribute to logo designer Howard Dietz's alma mater Columbia University, whose mascot was the lion.

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