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.”

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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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1 month ago

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

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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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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.

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

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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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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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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.

BoredPanda is awesome
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1 month ago

I never knew that

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IlovemydogShilo
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I went to school with a boy called Paul in the mid 80's whose Grandmother actually worked with the princess as she was then. She came into our history class on a day where we were invited to invite our grand parents to come and tell us what they did during the War if they lived locally . She said Princess Elizabeth was just so lovely. Very down to earth. She would sit eat talk and even have her photo taken with the other female mechanics. Mrs Johnson Paul's granny showed us a photograph she had of her some of the other mechanics and the future queen. She said that the photo was one of her most treasured possessions and I am not surprised. On Another note Mr. Johnson chose to be a trained and be a mechanic so she would have a trade if her husband didn't come back after the war. Thankfully he did and they opened a garage together. She said she never got tired of the shocked and amazed faces on the men that came in and realised that their car had been fixed by a woman.

Patricia Rix
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1 month ago

She was Princess Elizabeth at this time. Not afraid to get her hands dirty.

StrawberryParfait
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1 month ago

She's a hell of a woman. There will never be another like her.

varwenea
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1 month ago (edited)

Queen Elizabeth is much more badass than wimpass Diaper Don, the draft dodger.

Phoebe Bean
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1 month ago

The then Princess Elizabeth riding a motorbike, as part of her Army training: 663c3d72d8...b3884b.jpg 663c3d72d81c64f1dd6107585c4a4257-british-royals-queen-elizabeth-ii-5fc5770b3884b.jpg

BoredDragon
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1 month ago

Cool!

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BoredPanda is awesome
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1 month ago

Never knew that she was a mechanic.

Mel.Sautori
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1 month ago

A woman who certainly deserves to be queen

yael corcos
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1 month ago

1939??? hell no!!! unless she is 13 in this pic?? she was born in 1926...

Tiari
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1 month ago

Correct. The picture is from 1945.

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Kevin Donegan
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1 month ago

I bet anything that her time spent support the war efforts were probably her most fondest memories.

CB KittyValet
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1 month ago

Such a Badass!

Joe Reaves
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1 month ago

Someone needs to fix that date. I like the L plate though. Must still be early in her training. Apparently when her father came and inspected their unit they were meant to demonstrate some mechanical procedure and while she was turned away from him he removed something from the engine so hers wouldn't start. She worked out the issue though so she actually came out the victor in that little prank.

Phoebe Bean
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1 month ago

The king removed a spark plug.

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Ulla Bisgaard
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1 month ago

She wasn’t queen though till 1952🇬🇧

Bill
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1 month ago

No bonespurs?

Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

knock knock. Who's there? The Grammar Police. The grammar police who. It's the Grammar Police Whom?!

Rich Ellis
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1 month ago

More of a warrior than Trump. More of a patriot than Trump. And, you know, I have never heard anyone call her a liar.

cassiushumanmother
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1 month ago

Rich Ellis, she is not able to say anything about politics. That's why she never lie. Poor girl for me, she can't tell what she think. I don't envy her place, at all. My grandma (french) will be 96 in february and she is ok on her own.

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Miriam Lupfer Reed
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1 month ago

Since HRM Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, I believe 1939 is the wrong date for the photograph. I would suggest about 1943-1944.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 month ago

From a responsable British citizen trying to do her part for England, to become a great queen of the United Kingdom.God Bless Her.

Lisa
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1 month ago

damn son, her and Charles could have been twins.

Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

That would take some explaining!

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

*Young Princess Elisabeth As A Mechanic During WW2

PotatoNinja5000
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1 month ago

It might be worth checking your spelling before trying to get a one-up by being a grammar nazi.

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Edwin Quantrall
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The Queen of England spent more time in military service than *ANY* Trump ever has. Say what you will about the rest of her family, but she has certainly been honourable throughout her reign.

Estelle Winwoode
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1 month ago

Elizabeth was born in 1926 so she was 13 in 1939. This looks like it was taken in 1945 when she was an ambulance and truck driver.

Tsvetan Ignatov
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1 month ago

That is not the queen. In 1939 she was 13 years old. So yeah...

Buff Bethlen
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1 month ago

She wasn't Young Queen Elizabeth in 1939; she was the Princess Elizabeth.

Emily Williams
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1 month ago

that is the Ambulance, she also drove the Sheikh of Saudi Arabia around too, he was none too pleased apparently, as his country still persists in not allowing women to drive or do anything potentially risky.

Ellie Finlay
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1 month ago

Mercifully that has changed and women may now drive in Saudi Arabia. But at the time the Queen drove the Saudi king around, driving was still forbidden to women.

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Virginia Anziani
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1 month ago

An incredible woman.

TiredMomma
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1 month ago

What, really!? I thought a queen would always be protected especially during a war. Dang, now I want to know more about her.

Ben Choade
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3 weeks ago

And kids today can't tie their god damn shoes without an APP.Pitiful..:(

Kypris Drake
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1 month ago

I learned recently that Queen Elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in the history of the world. I admire so much her courage and determination to do the right thing.And so inspiring to see yet another example of what a down to earth and practical woman she is.

Viv Hart
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1 month ago

Princess Elizabeth.

Patrick Windle
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1 month ago

Mechanic? Unlikely, untrained, dangerous. A driver.

jevais
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1 month ago

Who cares, herself and family lived far away during WW2 from the bombings and never lack anything. Did these Royals open up their castles to the population that lost all? I don't believe so. The royals always lived on the backs of the the population and never lived the hardships of the ww1 and WW2. They always were well fed, clothed, and housed. So she supposedly drove an ambulance during the bombings? Really this is a joke.

Verne Kulyk
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1 month ago

She has more military service than the entire Trump Family.

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

WOW! I admire her; she did not have an easy job or life.

berna zapominszki
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1 month ago

Wait, in 1939 she was 13 years old, wasn't she?

Nancy Lynch
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1 month ago

She was Princess Elizabeth during the war.

Christina Wilson
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1 month ago

She was pretty cute in those days!

Don McConnell
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She was born in 1926, so I think this is a few years after 1939.

Mildred Thompson
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1 month ago

GOOD for HER!

Amanda Hunter
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1 month ago

The only time period she experience somewhat of a normal life.

Khadija Hammond
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1 month ago

She’s definitely the coolest queen they have ever had.

Estelle Winwoode
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1 month ago

Elizabeth I was pretty cool, too.

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Cecile V.
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1 month ago

Bad woman, queen or not.

Miriam Lupfer Reed
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Since HRM Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, I doubt that 1939 is the correct date. I would suggest that she must have been 18 years old, so about 1944.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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1 month ago

she's half that height now

Marie deHeryng
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What a cutie!❤❤❤

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Tsvetan Ignatov
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1 month ago

That is not the queen. In 1939 she would be 13 years old. So yeah....

Emily Williams
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1 month ago

that is the Ambulance.

Suzanne Haigh
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1 month ago

Very clean for as mechanic?

Flavio Airman
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She doesn't seem to be 13 years old, since she was born in 1926.

Connie Hirsch
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1 month ago

Technically, she was a Princess at this point.

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Polly Culberson
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1 month ago

Worked in the motor pool.

KrabbyGramps666
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1 month ago

That’s cool

Panda with Heart
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1 month ago

Brilliant

John Usher
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1 month ago

Didn’t know that!

Noel Benavente
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1 month ago

Was she 13 yo in this picture? Wow... what was i doing at 13? What are these days kids doing at 13?

googlygoogly
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1 month ago

The date in the caption is wrong. She was 18 when she became a mechanic.

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Dilara Açar
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So she was 13 in this photo.

sebastian nye
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1 month ago

Man, Helen Mirren really does look like her

JJM
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1 month ago

Mechanic......really? I do not think so, wouldn't get her hands dirty. Publicity pic only. Born there know the truth.

Ellie Finlay
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Oh, no. This is WELL documented. She actually served as a mechanic and driver and she got her hands very dirty indeed. She nagged her father for a long time prior to this because she wanted to serve and he was initially against it. There's also a great photo out there of her training on a motorcycle and driving a sort of obstacle course.

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Ben Choade
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Chicks today get upset at a "HANGNAIL"..LOL

Smitten Kitten
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1 month ago

Like Harry in Afghanistan, she was never on the front line or saw any "action" and heavily protected at all times. Prince Andrew on the other hand was a helicopter pilot during the Falklands conflict and was an active serviceman.

NoWayNoWay
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Harry was frontline until the press leaked where he was. After that he had to return for safety.

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Magnus Hedman
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1 month ago

A leach. Her family too. It's 2020 and we have people who think the royals are our superiors. It's time to disband the monarchy. There are disgusting numbers of people living on the streets whilst the royals live it up in their palaces paid for by us.

jk nbt
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1 month ago

and to think she has lived on the dole since then...

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Commonly seen photo and commonly known.

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The last time she did anything that was of benefit to the UK.

Strahd Ivarius
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Don't blame her for the governments actions...

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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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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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Nice leg tho!

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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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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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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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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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Bea Albe
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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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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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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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#37

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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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