We may read volumes upon volumes of history books and make our teachers proud. But there’s nothing more all-telling than real pictures that document wonders of the past. With Joseph Niepce’s camera obscura used in 1827, humans realized that capturing fleeting moments and preserving them was possible. And they never looked back.

This time, we are taking you on a heartfelt roller coaster that will take us back to the past. From the image of the nine kings of Europe photographed together for the first and only time to the snap of workers painting the Eiffel tower, these are one-of-a-kind moments.

In an unstaged manner, they reveal what genuinely made humans proud, moved them to tears, or left them heartbroken. Sometimes, the pics just show what kept them busy during the day. Fasten your seat belts, relax, and enjoy the time travel.

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In 1969, When Black Americans Were Still Prevented From Swimming Alongside Whites, Mr. Rogers Decided To Invite Officer Clemmons To Join Him And Cool His Feet In A Pool, Breaking A Well-Known Color Barrier

In 1969, When Black Americans Were Still Prevented From Swimming Alongside Whites, Mr. Rogers Decided To Invite Officer Clemmons To Join Him And Cool His Feet In A Pool, Breaking A Well-Known Color Barrier

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Mr. Rogers was a rebel. He pulled more of these stunts to fight injustice and racism in order to teach children a sense of moral and ethical reasoning. He was a tv show host with a sense of what's wrong and what's right.

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Incredible Photograph Of A German Soldier Going Against Direct Orders To Help A Young Boy Cross The Newly Formed Berlin Wall After Being Separated From His Family, 1961

Incredible Photograph Of A German Soldier Going Against Direct Orders To Help A Young Boy Cross The Newly Formed Berlin Wall After Being Separated From His Family, 1961

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

His comrades wouldn't hesitate to kill him if they saw what he was doing.

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Charles Thompson Greets His New Classmates At Public School No. 27 In September 1954, Less Than Four Months After The Supreme Court Ruled That Racial Segregation Was Unconstitutional. Charles Was The Only African-American Child In The School. Photo By Richard Stacks For The Baltimore Sun

Charles Thompson Greets His New Classmates At Public School No. 27 In September 1954, Less Than Four Months After The Supreme Court Ruled That Racial Segregation Was Unconstitutional. Charles Was The Only African-American Child In The School. Photo By Richard Stacks For The Baltimore Sun

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So lovely to see genuinely happy faces, before adult prejudices are brainwashed into them.

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To find out just the meaning behind these historical photographs in a broader sense, Bored Panda reached out to Marcelo Guimarães Lima, a visual artist (drawing, painting, printmaking), writer and teacher. In his art, Marcelo employs figurative and abstract approaches to explore questions related to personal, historical, social, and political issues of our diverse life-worlds.

Marcelo explained that the birth of photography changed the image of the world in a profound way because “it did change the world for us, image viewers and image producers.”

According to the artist, the historical photographs that eternalized these significant moments of the past show us both permanence and change: “The change of circumstances (that can also, at critical times, change the subjects), the permanence of challenges and struggles related both to the short and the long durations and processes.”

#4

Princess Diana Shakes Hands With An Aids Patient Without Gloves, 1991

Princess Diana Shakes Hands With An Aids Patient Without Gloves, 1991

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Lord Mysticlaw
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Imagine what a massive gesture this must have been at the time. People probably thought she had lost her mind.

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A Policeman In San Francisco Scolds A Man For Not Wearing A Mask During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 1918

A Policeman In San Francisco Scolds A Man For Not Wearing A Mask During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, 1918

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Kaisa
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1 month ago

Similar problems 100 years later, only now maskless people will yell about freedom and control

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Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

The killing of Jewish people went on, even when the Third Reich was collapsing. Befehl ist Befehl.

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Marcelo also explained that ambiguities of photography also reflect the ambiguities of situations. “The rhetoric of photography is that of a mediated immediacy and its effects are also related to the context of ideas expressed or directed also by the linguistic context (captions, text, etc).”

As a result, it all comes down to the circumstances on which the interpretation of the message relies. It also changes it. For example, “'The Queen of England as a war mechanic during WWII' is a now a kind of ironic piece, or rather, the inherent irony of the image/message is what comes to the fore now,” Marcelo said.

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Members Of Dutch Resistance Celebrate The News Of Adolf Hitler's Death, April 1945

Members Of Dutch Resistance Celebrate The News Of Adolf Hitler's Death, April 1945

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

One of the biggest reasons to celebrate in whole world's history

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Margaret Hamilton And The Handwritten Navigation Software She And Her Mit Team Produced For The Apollo Project, 1969

Margaret Hamilton And The Handwritten Navigation Software She And Her Mit Team Produced For The Apollo Project, 1969

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B
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1 month ago

"Get back in that kitchen and make me a sandwich!" Just imagine the loss to our civilisation if some of these pioneering women had blindly adhered to the roles that society assigned them.

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#9

Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2

Statue Of David By Michelangelo, Encased In Bricks To Prevent Damage From Bombs, During World War 2

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Jihana
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Ohhh, I didn't know that! I'm glad they did though!

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The history of photography is as incredible as history itself. After all, without cameras, these historical snaps wouldn’t exist.

But it turns out that the birth of photography was quite recent (in a historical context), that is, less than two hundred years ago.It all started in 1826 with the photographic process invented by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, which he used to make the earliest known surviving photograph from nature. Known as heliography, the process refers to a wireless telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code) reflected by a mirror.

Heliography was followed by the daguerreotypy method of photography, developed by Louis Daguerre, who made daguerrotypy sixty to eighty times quicker than Niepce’s initial method. In Great Britain, Henry Fox Talbot was also experimenting with talbotypy, which used paper coated with silver iodide.

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An American Soldier Cradles A Wounded Japanese Boy And Shelters Him From The Rain In The Cockpit Of An Airplane During The Battle Of Saipan While Waiting To Transport The Youngster To A Field Hospital. July, 1944

An American Soldier Cradles A Wounded Japanese Boy And Shelters Him From The Rain In The Cockpit Of An Airplane During The Battle Of Saipan While Waiting To Transport The Youngster To A Field Hospital. July, 1944

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

What a great photo! I like very much the expressions of both, the boy and the soldier

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#11

A Serbian Soldier Sleeps With His Father Who Came To Visit Him On The Front Line Near Belgrade, 1914/1915

A Serbian Soldier Sleeps With His Father Who Came To Visit Him On The Front Line Near Belgrade, 1914/1915

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Such a tender moment. That's one incredible father!

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#12

Louis Armstrong Playing For His Wife, Egypt, 1961

Louis Armstrong Playing For His Wife, Egypt, 1961

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Bardhi's Dad
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Some beautiful love song, I'm sure... Or, maybe, "What a Wonderful World"

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Only in 1889 did the world welcome the very first roll film pioneered by George Eastman. In 1913, these photographical inventions were followed by the very first 35mm camera engineered by German inventor Oskar Barnack.

1957 was the year of the first digital camera, which was a binary digital version of an existing camera that allowed the transfer of images into a digital computer.

Today, you can no longer imagine the internet and social media without photos (what would we do without cat pics?!). But it wasn't until 1992 that Tim Berners-Lee published the very first photograph on the web. It was a picture of a comedy band called Les Horribles Cernettes, which was a house project at CERN Laboratory Switzerland, where Tim was developing the World Wide Web.

#13

Anne Frank’s Father Otto, Revisiting The Attic Where They Hid From The Nazis. He Was The Only Surviving Family Member (1960)

Anne Frank’s Father Otto, Revisiting The Attic Where They Hid From The Nazis. He Was The Only Surviving Family Member (1960)

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Gareth Graham
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1 month ago

It shows we sometimes forget that people still had lives and memories after their told stories have ended

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#14

A Man Rides A Bus In Durban, Meant For White Passengers Only, In Resistance To South Africa’s Apartheid Policies, 1986

A Man Rides A Bus In Durban, Meant For White Passengers Only, In Resistance To South Africa’s Apartheid Policies, 1986

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

The look of disgust on the face of that woman on the right shows how disgusting she herself is.

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#15

Ruby Bridges, The First African-American To Attend A White Elementary School In The Deep South, 1960

Ruby Bridges, The First African-American To Attend A White Elementary School In The Deep South, 1960

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If you think it was a long time ago, Ruby Bridges is 66 today and has Instagram account

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#16

Young Queen Elizabeth As A Mechanic During WW2 (C. 1939)

Young Queen Elizabeth As A Mechanic During WW2 (C. 1939)

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BusLady
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1 month ago

She also drove an ambulance.

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A Man Arrested For Cross-Dressing Emerging From A Police Van, New York, 1939

A Man Arrested For Cross-Dressing Emerging From A Police Van, New York, 1939

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 month ago

Nice leg tho!

Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I know right, I am jealous lol.

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Full of Giggles
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1 month ago

If you're gonna go down, might as well do it in style.

Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago

I mean he looks fabulous

BoredPanda is awesome
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1 month ago

Love his expression

Sue Grigg
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1 month ago

That had to have taken massive courage in 1939.

Adele Maestranzi
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1 month ago

I believe that this is a photo by Arthur Fellig (his pseudonym was Weegee). Famous NYC photojournalist, who shot the underbelly of the city in the 40s and 50s. Look him up, his shots are wonderful.

Monika Soffronow
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Thank you, Adele, for the tip! "Weegee's photographic oeuvre is unusual in that it was successful in the popular media and respected by the fine-art community during his lifetime. " It is easy to see why.

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wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

He was ready for that picture

Soap
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1 month ago

Heck Yea! Still smiling!

Purr·maid
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1 month ago

No shame in his game tho'.

Brianna Jones
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1 month ago

He looks good.

Renata Williams
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1 month ago

So dainty! Love it!

pansexualandproud
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1 month ago

SLAY!!

Kevin Donegan
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1 month ago

Trailblazer!

Mel.Sautori
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1 month ago

No regrets here :)

Mary Montejo
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1 month ago

Looks really great!!

PotatoNinja5000
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1 month ago

He looks so proud 😂

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

I'm giving this gal an up vote!!

Rose Civitts
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1 month ago

that smile says "and I'll do it again!"

Aj Grimes (them/they)
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1 month ago

A man do what he got to do.

Levi Baker
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1 month ago

The first RuPaul!!!!

Panda with Heart
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1 month ago

Love this!

ispeak catanese
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1 month ago

He wore it all very well!

Victoria Lenny
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1 month ago

With all due respect, please don't gender this person. A lot of trans people of the time had no access to hormone treatments or surgeries/were closeted most of the time for work, safety, etc. Could be nonbinary or binary trans and trying to live their best life <3

Xenia Granados
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1 month ago

Let's make it a norm for men to wear dresses. Women can wear both pants and skirts why can't men?

Dilara Açar
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1 month ago

(s)He is proud

Aj Grimes (them/they)
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1 month ago

or they

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The Pansexual MELONLORD
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1 month ago

Getting arrested for wearing what you like is stupid

Analyn Lahr
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1 month ago

Cheeky. I hope he had fun.

Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

Phew! :D

Stannous Flouride
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1 month ago

One of the reasons that Halloween became such a huge celebration in the gay community is that it was the only day you couldn't get arrested for cross-dressing. The laws were not changed until the 1960s: (SF-1965, NY-1968, LA-1968)

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

How did they know he was a man dressed like a woman? Women wear pants now - all the time - would they have been ridiculed back in the day?

Jane W.
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1 month ago

Ahead of his time!

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

Not bad looking.

June Dominguez
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1 month ago

Not even commenting on this picture!

Ashley Wright
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1 month ago

Oh, the first of thousands to come.

Dan Pieniak
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1 month ago

Looks like photo taken by the famous street photographer Weegee :-)

Lynn Hussey
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1 month ago

Classy exit! WTG

JJM
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1 month ago

Awesome picture. He looks so happy.

Sharon Vaughn
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1 month ago

Today he'd be a celebrated queen.

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
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1 month ago

Does not look worried though...

Ben Choade
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1 month ago

They had FRUITCAKES back then too??

Von Rose
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1 month ago

Good on her, people like her show us that we can be what we want to be. It is everyone's choice to be who ever they wish to be.

Kerry Smith
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1 month ago

They left out that he was dressed like that to turn tricks.I’ve seen the pic before and others like it.NYC so ahead of its time...

Cynthia M. Vatani
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1 month ago

I am highly "insulted"!! How is leg game better than my chubby, indented, non toned STUMPS me or my friends ever had!!🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤣🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀🦵🦵🦵👄👄 Back in 1939, can you imagine what he went through for being Sexier than the "status quo"? 💃💃💃💃

OrangeChicken
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1 month ago

He pulls off that outfit very well! So sad that people were arrested and now are berrated for weraing a peice of f*****g fabric

Joanne Haywood
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1 month ago

Wow. Wish my legs were that fantastic. Shame about me face too!

Lisa Bateman
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1 month ago

He looks GOOD!

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

And as he emerged from the police van ,he did it in "style".

kkaitlyncec
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1 month ago

KING

Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago (edited)

He actually has a rather feminine face, so as long as his Adam’s Apple was covered, he could easily pass as a woman—-quite an attractive one too.

Jasmina Pavlovic
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1 month ago

Prudes ... always and ever.

Kathy Lord Tate
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1 month ago

And yet male police officers used to dress up as women to act as bait to catch robbers.

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Way to go girl! :D

Tom Susala
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1 month ago

He had a better wardrobe than J. Edgar Hoover and that sparked jealousy

Candy Rae
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1 month ago

Needs a good wig

Andrew Gibb
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Cooeee boys in blue! Wink

Sue Knerl
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Now, no one really cares.

googlygoogly
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1 month ago (edited)

On the contrary, too many people still care.

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Everyone google "Why is my pee red" at 6:00 PM GMT on December 01. Confuse the hell out of search algorithms

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I'm sorry to sound anti -gay PPL but his smile is just creepy

JessG
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He looks genuinely happy, why is that creepy??

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Albert Einstein, His Secretary Helen (Left), And Daughter Margaret (Right) Becoming U.S. Citizens To Avoid Returning To Nazi Germany, 1940

Albert Einstein, His Secretary Helen (Left), And Daughter Margaret (Right) Becoming U.S. Citizens To Avoid Returning To Nazi Germany, 1940

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It is frustrating that we didn't take in everyone. Immigrants make the USA what it is. I wish we could take in all the people displaced today.

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Soldiers Returning Home From WWII, 1945

Soldiers Returning Home From WWII, 1945

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I'm amazed that the ship didn't capsize with that many passengers.

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#20

Freddie Mercury With His Mother, 1947

Freddie Mercury With His Mother, 1947

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B
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He was just a poor boy, from a poor family.

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When Nazis Asked Lepa Radic Who Were Her 'Accomplices' Before They Hanged Her She Responded: 'You'll Know Them When They Come To Avenge Me.' Young Serbian Girl Was Hanged At The Age Of 17 Near Gradiska In 1943. During The Battle Of Kozara, She Lost Her Father, Brother (15) And Her Uncle

When Nazis Asked Lepa Radic Who Were Her 'Accomplices' Before They Hanged Her She Responded: 'You'll Know Them When They Come To Avenge Me.' Young Serbian Girl Was Hanged At The Age Of 17 Near Gradiska In 1943. During The Battle Of Kozara, She Lost Her Father, Brother (15) And Her Uncle

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So brave

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#22

David Isom, 19, Broke The Color Line In A Segregated Pool In Florida On June 8, 1958, Which Resulted In Officials Closing The Facility

David Isom, 19, Broke The Color Line In A Segregated Pool In Florida On June 8, 1958, Which Resulted In Officials Closing The Facility

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

Love the look on his face

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#23

A German Soldier Returns Home Only To Find His Family No Longer There. Frankfurt, 1946

A German Soldier Returns Home Only To Find His Family No Longer There. Frankfurt, 1946

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Jihana
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1 month ago

Heartbreaking

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#24

WWI. A Canadian Soldier Tries To Comfort A Little Belgian Baby, Who Was Hurt And Whose Mother Was Killed By An Artillery Shell. November 1918

WWI. A Canadian Soldier Tries To Comfort A Little Belgian Baby, Who Was Hurt And Whose Mother Was Killed By An Artillery Shell. November 1918

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BusLady
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1 month ago

Heartbreaking.

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#25

May 20, 1910: The Nine Kings Of Europe Photographed Together For The First And Only Time

May 20, 1910: The Nine Kings Of Europe Photographed Together For The First And Only Time

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Standing, from left to right: King Haakon VII of Norway, Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians, King Manuel II of Portugal and the Algarve, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia, King George I of the Hellenes and King Albert I of the Belgians. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of the United Kingdom and King Frederick VIII of Denmark. it took place during the funeral of King Edward VII.

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A Hired Reader Reads To Cigar Makers Hard At Work In Cuban Cigar Factory (Ca. 1900-1910). Because Many Cigar Factory Employees Were Illiterate Lectors Were Hired To Read Novels, Poetry, Nonfiction Works, And Newspapers Determined By Consensus

A Hired Reader Reads To Cigar Makers Hard At Work In Cuban Cigar Factory (Ca. 1900-1910). Because Many Cigar Factory Employees Were Illiterate Lectors Were Hired To Read Novels, Poetry, Nonfiction Works, And Newspapers Determined By Consensus

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1 month ago

Beyond any discussion, we must recognize that in Cuba today the illiteracy rate is 0%.

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#27

“The Drunk Basket.” In The 1960s, Bars In Istanbul Would Hire Someone To Carry Drunk People Back To Their Homes

“The Drunk Basket.” In The 1960s, Bars In Istanbul Would Hire Someone To Carry Drunk People Back To Their Homes

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Kaisa
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1 month ago

Would love something like that now too. Not uber but a basket.

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#28

Russian Inmate Points An Identifying And Accusing Finger At A Nazi Guard Who Was Especially Cruel Towards The Prisoners In Buchenwald Camp

Russian Inmate Points An Identifying And Accusing Finger At A Nazi Guard Who Was Especially Cruel Towards The Prisoners In Buchenwald Camp

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Bunny Wood
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I have seen this photo somewhere else too, there is an excellent follow-up. Despite being starving and exhausted the prisoners had staged a revolt as the Allies approached. Literally attacking their guards with their bare hands and overpowering them. If this is the photo I believe it is, then, while the Americans watch on the prisoner is "selecting" a number of guards ( as prisoners were selected for death) to be handed over to the Russian Authorities. The German guards knew what that meant.

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#29

A French Women Welcomes An American Soldier Two Days After Liberation. Strasbourg, France, 22 November 1944

A French Women Welcomes An American Soldier Two Days After Liberation. Strasbourg, France, 22 November 1944

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Anaïs Ballestra
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1 month ago

Amazing smile!

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#30

September 3, 1967: The Day Sweden Switched From Driving On The Left To The Right Side Of The Road

September 3, 1967: The Day Sweden Switched From Driving On The Left To The Right Side Of The Road

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BusLady
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1 month ago

I think I would have just stayed home that day.

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7'3'' (221cm) Jakob Nacken, The Tallest Nazi Soldier Ever Chatting With 5'3'' (160cm) Canadian Corporal Bob Roberts After Surrendering To Him Near Calais, France In September Of 1944

7'3'' (221cm) Jakob Nacken, The Tallest Nazi Soldier Ever Chatting With 5'3'' (160cm) Canadian Corporal Bob Roberts After Surrendering To Him Near Calais, France In September Of 1944

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

It is difficult to hide or find shelter when you're that tall.

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#32

18-Year-Old Keshia Thomas Protects A Fallen Man, Believed To Be Associated With The Ku Klux Klan From An Angry Mob Of Anti-Clan Protestors. Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. 1996 By Mark Brunner

18-Year-Old Keshia Thomas Protects A Fallen Man, Believed To Be Associated With The Ku Klux Klan From An Angry Mob Of Anti-Clan Protestors. Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. 1996 By Mark Brunner

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Strange how proud boys need to hide behind women when they are in trouble. Why don't they proudly stand back and stand by in the face of the same violence they so proudly advocate?

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#33

Rosa Parks's Booking Photo Following Her February 1956 Arrest

Rosa Parks's Booking Photo Following Her February 1956 Arrest

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UncleTrash
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1 month ago

The face of someone who knows she's doing the right thing

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#34

Here Is How An Ukrainian Immigrant Celebrated Stalin's Death, 1953

Here Is How An Ukrainian Immigrant Celebrated Stalin's Death, 1953

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

Stalin did some really nasty thing to Ukraine (including a famine-driven genocide), so it's no wonder they hated him so much.

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#35

Into The Jaws Of Death, 6th Of June, 1944

Into The Jaws Of Death, 6th Of June, 1944

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Imagine stepping out into the cold water knowing that the chance you'll live to see the next day is next to zero. True heroes. So sad that a lot of them died to fight what now is celebrated by millions of Americans.

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#36

Crowd In Times Square, New York City Celebrating The Surrender Of Germany, May 7th, 1945

Crowd In Times Square, New York City Celebrating The Surrender Of Germany, May 7th, 1945

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
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1 month ago

Kinda looks like my town on the day Biden won, except we wore masks.

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Fire And Fury: B-25s Are Pictured Flying Past Mount Vesuvius In Italy As Lava And Ash Spews From The Top Of The Volcano. The Eruption Killed 57 As It Destroyed The Village Of San Sebastiano And San Giorg In March 1944 While Allied Forces Were Battling For Supremacy In The Skies

Fire And Fury: B-25s Are Pictured Flying Past Mount Vesuvius In Italy As Lava And Ash Spews From The Top Of The Volcano. The Eruption Killed 57 As It Destroyed The Village Of San Sebastiano And San Giorg In March 1944 While Allied Forces Were Battling For Supremacy In The Skies

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

That is an amazing shot.

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#38

Nikola Tesla, The Last Photo Ever Of The Famous Scientist, 1st Jan 1943

Nikola Tesla, The Last Photo Ever Of The Famous Scientist, 1st Jan 1943

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

If you’re driving a Tesla and someone steals it, is it an Edison?

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#39

A Nurse With A Sick Child During Smallpox Epidemic, Wrocław, Poland, 1963

A Nurse With A Sick Child During Smallpox Epidemic, Wrocław, Poland, 1963

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Thanks to the invention of a vaccine, small pox is as good as non-existent anymore. But for some strange reason anti-vaxxers want to introduce this killing disease again. Just as they don't want to get rid of Covid-19.

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Ruth Lee, A Hostess At A Chinese Restaurant, Flies A Chinese Flag So She Isn’t Mistaken For Japanese When She Sunbathes On Her Days Off In Miami. Dec. 15, 1941

Ruth Lee, A Hostess At A Chinese Restaurant, Flies A Chinese Flag So She Isn’t Mistaken For Japanese When She Sunbathes On Her Days Off In Miami. Dec. 15, 1941

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Daria B
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1 month ago

This is both sad and funny at the same time.

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Inside Of An Airplane In 1930

Inside Of An Airplane In 1930

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Deborah B
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1 month ago

bet they had more leg room than 'economy'.

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Soviet Citizens Look At The "Wall Of Sorrow", Honoring The Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Killed By Stalinism. In 1988, The Soviet Government Allowed Information Regarding The Victims Of Stalin's Great Purge To Become Public

Soviet Citizens Look At The "Wall Of Sorrow", Honoring The Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Killed By Stalinism. In 1988, The Soviet Government Allowed Information Regarding The Victims Of Stalin's Great Purge To Become Public

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

That's an terrible historic figure, who made so many people and nations suffer, in his attempt to establish the new dictatorship, this time named communism, instead of Hitler's national-socialism

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#43

"Human Fly" George Willig Scales The Exterior Of The World Trade Center's South Tower In 1977. Completing The Climb In 3.5 Hours, He Was Arrested At The Top After Signing Several Autographs, And Was Fined $1.10 By The City - A Penny For Each Floor He Passed

"Human Fly" George Willig Scales The Exterior Of The World Trade Center's South Tower In 1977. Completing The Climb In 3.5 Hours, He Was Arrested At The Top After Signing Several Autographs, And Was Fined $1.10 By The City - A Penny For Each Floor He Passed

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

That is the cheapest fine I have ever heard of, even with inflation it is approx $5.

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#44

Portrait Of Arctic Explorer Peter Freuchen And His Wife, Fashion Illustrator Dagmar Cohn, 1947

Portrait Of Arctic Explorer Peter Freuchen And His Wife, Fashion Illustrator Dagmar Cohn, 1947

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Aleksandra Elias
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1 month ago

Fun fact: He doesn't have a leg on this picture. He lost it in 1926 to frostbite.

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#45

Allied Soldiers Mock Hitler Atop His Balcony At The Reich Chancellery, 1945

Allied Soldiers Mock Hitler Atop His Balcony At The Reich Chancellery, 1945

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Even Hitler knew when the game was over...

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#46

Teenage Dating In Diner, 1950s, The States

Teenage Dating In Diner, 1950s, The States

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago (edited)

Great photograph. The diner is beautiful.

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#47

Mobsters Hide Their Faces At Al Capone's Trial 1931

Mobsters Hide Their Faces At Al Capone's Trial 1931

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BusLady
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1 month ago

One guy looking right at the camera.

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#48

Nuclear Explosion Less Than One Millisecond After Detonation (1952)

Nuclear Explosion Less Than One Millisecond After Detonation (1952)

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T Simmons
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1 month ago (edited)

I have one on my Christmas tree, apparently

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#49

Nintendo's First Headquarters In Kyoto, Japan (1889)

Nintendo's First Headquarters In Kyoto, Japan (1889)

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Black Panther
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1 month ago

Nintendo used to manufacture cards

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#50

A Member Of The Ku Klux Klan Stands Behind A Police Officer For Protection, After A Mob Surrounded His Klan Rally In Austin Texas, 1983

A Member Of The Ku Klux Klan Stands Behind A Police Officer For Protection, After A Mob Surrounded His Klan Rally In Austin Texas, 1983

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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

I bet this cop loved that...

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