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The History Place - Dorothea Lange Photo Gallery: Tents as Home: FSA Migratory Labor Camp

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Miss Carter Mullikin, Holton-Arms School." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

WWI Red Cross Nurse with Rescue Dog. (Dog was trained to locate wounded on the battlefield, and bark to call attention to them.) Happy Nurse Day to all the military nurses.

La Guerra Civil Española por Robert Capa.Aviso de bombardeo en Barcelona 1937

Robert Capa: Running for shelter during the air raids, Bilbao, Spain, 1937 (© Estate of Robert Capa)

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.

so sweet. NY Times Square kiss

The famous kiss. Carl Muscarello, the lady who was kissed, holding the famous sailor kissing the nurse V-J Day picture by the statue in Times Square.

FAKE: That the mother was dead. FACT: The "hidden mother" was draped so she could hold and/or keep her kids calm and still. The children's photos would be cropped and matted separately and it was best if "pieces" of mom weren't in the background.

Victorian Death Photos

A Victorian "hidden mother' memento mori / post mortem photo / photograph. In the Victorian Era, women holding infants were often covered; because the photograph is meant to be cropped to show only the infant.

Child prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. None of them survived. Note the teary eyed child. :( This hangs on the wall at Auschwitz museum.

Child prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. None of them survived. Note the teary eyed child. :( This hangs on the wall at Auschwitz museum. *All children under the age of 15 were sent immediately to the 'showers', after getting off the trains.

Tolerance breeds tolerance. This picture isn't fake. Black surgeons, doctors and nurses working to save the life of a KKK member.

African American doctors and nurses attempting to save the life of a Klu Klux Klan member. This photo leaves me speechless.this is what respect for life is; this is what grace is.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

This photo is of a girl training to ignore white people pulling on her hair and blowing smoke in her face. Pretty morbid, but what an amazing photo. ”

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

(I just googled this court case and the girls testimony..pitiful.) Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

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Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

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.

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the d Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chemno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilov commemorates them.

Remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorating the 82 children from Lidice, Czechoslovakia who were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office and gassed to death at the extermination camp in Chelmno 70 km away in the July of

Great article! How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation

How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation

Annie Oakley with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her. Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey (August 1860 – November was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

1963 --- William Lewis Moore, a white postal worker from Maryland who walked to Mississippi to deliver a letter against segregation. Murdered 5 days before his birthday in 1963.

Ex-US Marine and Civil rights activist William Lewis Moore. Traveling to Mississippi to hand-deliver a letter to its segregationist governor to change his racist views, he was shot to death April in Alabama. Likely suspect was not charged and bused away.

Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz.  1943

istvan reiner, before he was killed in auschwitz . other inmates convinced his mother to give him to his grandmother and go through selection alone . she was chosen for forced labor and survived the war . istvan and his grandmother were gassed

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