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While many animals rely on other senses — like smell in the case of dogs or hearing in that of bats — humans depend on sight. We build our lives around visual cues, and use them for finding food, mates, and shelter, as well as more complex behaviors such as parental care.

To put it plainly, our brains remember images the easiest. What we see has a deep effect on what we do, what we feel, and who we are. So since they're essential to our learning, let's do just that, shall we?

There's an Instagram account called 'Lost In History' that's full of interesting snippets for our eyes. Dedicated to 20th-century people and culture, it posts pictures that illuminate our past in ways we haven't seen before. Or have simply forgotten about!

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“I Think The Saddest People Always Try Their Hardest To Make People Happy Because They Know What It’s Like To Feel Absolutely Worthless And They Don’t Want Anyone Else To Feel Like That.” Robin Williams

“I Think The Saddest People Always Try Their Hardest To Make People Happy Because They Know What It’s Like To Feel Absolutely Worthless And They Don’t Want Anyone Else To Feel Like That.” Robin Williams

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In 1922, Scientists Entered A Ward Of Dying Children, All In Comatose Diabetic Ketoacidosis, And Injected A New Drug (Insulin) Into Them As Families Were Already Beginning To Grieve

In 1922, Scientists Entered A Ward Of Dying Children, All In Comatose Diabetic Ketoacidosis, And Injected A New Drug (Insulin) Into Them As Families Were Already Beginning To Grieve

Before they had injected the last person on the ward, the first woke up. One by one, all of the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom, became a place of joy and hope.

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Anti-vaxxers: "But they all got autism afterwards. I'm sure of it. I read it on the internet but the government has deleted that information."

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To learn more about history, pictures, and everything in-between, we contacted James Jefferies, who is a Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Essex and University of Wolverhampton, and recently gave a seminar about the First World War using a still from the BBC documentary The Great War from the 1960s. "I always find images are good to use in seminars as visual stimulants alongside questions for topics," Jefferies told Bored Panda.

"The image I used showed what appeared to be a British soldier (a.k.a a 'Tommy') sitting in a trench surrounded by bodies with a look of forlorn disillusionment. I played students a clip of the opening titles in which this image is used and asked my students for their thoughts."

"They said how strong it was and that it emphasized the notions of the futility of the First World War. I then showed them that the image was actually an altered composite image that was taken from an original image of Irish troops in July 1916. In the original picture, the soldier is surrounded by smiling comrades and his facial expression now, in its true context, suggests one of curiosity over having his photograph taken rather than forlorn and disillusionment," Jefferies explained. "Now, not only does this raise questions about why the image was altered and how this fits into the public perception of the First World War in the 1960s but it also makes you question yourself when presented with images. You start to think about the context."

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She Was 11 When WWI Started, 36 When WWII Started, 74 When Star Wars Released And 116 When Covid-19 Started. And Her Name Is Kane Tanaka As The World’s Oldest Living Person At Age 118 Years

She Was 11 When WWI Started, 36 When WWII Started, 74 When Star Wars Released And 116 When Covid-19 Started. And Her Name Is Kane Tanaka As The World’s Oldest Living Person At Age 118 Years

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A Member Of The Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) Poses For The Camera While Holding A Puppy He Saved During World War 1, 1918

A Member Of The Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) Poses For The Camera While Holding A Puppy He Saved During World War 1, 1918

The Harlem Hellfighters was a regiment made up of decorated Black soldiers who fought as part of the French army because the U.S. did not allow Black soldiers to fight alongside white soldiers. The French accepted the Harlem Hellfighters with open arms and did not racially segregate them.

During World War 1, they fought on the front lines for 191 days, longer than any other American unit. And as a result, suffered the most casualties of any American regiment—losing approximately 1,500 men. Despite the heavy death toll and the poor replacement system, the Harlem Hellfighters never lost a trench or a foot of ground to the enemy; none of them became prisoners of war. Not only were they one of the most successful regiments of World War 1, but they also helped bring Jazz to France.

Upon returning home, the Harlem Hellfighters received a welcome parade in New York City; a privilege that was denied to them before they had left for war. However, the celebrations were short lived as the summer of 1919 became known as the Red Summer, in which the country saw some of the worst racial violence since the Civil War.

The Harlem Hellfighters who dreamed of returning home to a place that would finally treat them with respect and as equal human beings, quickly realized that nothing had changed at all.

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Sometimes I am appalled by my country. These brave men should have been awarded medals and given all the accommodations they needed when they got home to the USA

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Authorities have long understood the power of visuals too. "I think in politics, whether that be governments, parties and such, most use images to convey a message and also to influence an emotional response with people," Jefferies said.

"An example that comes to mind is a poster by the UK Conservative Party from the 1979 election campaign in the UK showing queues of people outside an employment office sign with words above saying 'Labour Isn't Working.' This poster and image struck a huge chord on the back of the period known as the 'winter of discontent' which had seen large numbers of strikes and rising unemployment. The image itself is fabricated but chimed into a feeling of disillusionment over the Labour government's handling of the crisis led by James Callaghan."

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An Upset Little Patient After A Visit To The Dentist, 1920s

An Upset Little Patient After A Visit To The Dentist, 1920s

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Spanish Flu, 1918. Family Portrait

Spanish Flu, 1918. Family Portrait

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I Find Comfort Knowing That More Than 140 Years Ago People Were Taking Silly Pictures Of Their Pets, 1875

I Find Comfort Knowing That More Than 140 Years Ago People Were Taking Silly Pictures Of Their Pets, 1875

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Jefferies thinks the poster also played a part in Margaret Thatcher coming to power in 1979 and pointed out it has since been adapted and parodied by satirists and other political parties.

"The poster seems to have embedded itself into the collective public memory and it's really fascinating to think about how one simple image can have long-lasting effects and also be used as a representation of that period of history," Jefferies explained.

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In 2012, during the United States Presidential Election, the Republican Party even used a variation of the poster, with the slogan 'Obama isn't working' instead of 'Labour isn't working.'

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17 Year-Old Juliane Koepcke Was Sucked Out Of An Airplane In 1971 After It Was Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning. She Fell 2 Miles To The Ground, Strapped To Her Seat And Survived After She Endured 10 Days In The Amazon Jungle

17 Year-Old Juliane Koepcke Was Sucked Out Of An Airplane In 1971 After It Was Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning. She Fell 2 Miles To The Ground, Strapped To Her Seat And Survived After She Endured 10 Days In The Amazon Jungle

After ten days, she found a boat moored near a shelter, and found the boat's fuel tank still partly full. Koepcke poured the gasoline on her wounds, an action which succeeded in removing the maggots from her arm. Out of 93 passengers and crew, Juliane was the only survivor of the Lansa flight 508 crash that took place December 24th, 1971.

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A Newly-Born Lamb Snuggles Up To A Boy, 1940

A Newly-Born Lamb Snuggles Up To A Boy, 1940

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Protestor At Gay Rights Demonstration In 1970

Protestor At Gay Rights Demonstration In 1970

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In 2006, Professor Anna Pegler-Gordon, already talked about visual media being more accessible to students than the written record. Pegler-Gordon's students were saying that images give concrete shape to a world that sometimes seems intangible and they appreciated the immediacy of the image, which often conveys information quicker than a primary document in an unfamiliar language.

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However, as valuable as images can be to our learning process, Pegler-Gordon also pointed out that we should be careful about the way we consume them; we should not only pay close attention to an image's production and circulation, but also to the responses of the image's audience, for example. In most cases, this information cannot be learned from the image itself, and supplementary material is needed.

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“You!” – Princess Diana Meets Comedian Rowan Atkinson In 1984

“You!” – Princess Diana Meets Comedian Rowan Atkinson In 1984

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I love how she looks in every photo. Such a real person. Never too good to be a normal human and show love for the people who she admires.

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A Young Barack Obama With His Mother On Halloween (1964)

A Young Barack Obama With His Mother On Halloween (1964)

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Dad Showing Off His Skill To The Surprise Of His Little Daughter In Melbourne, Australia, 1940s

Dad Showing Off His Skill To The Surprise Of His Little Daughter In Melbourne, Australia, 1940s

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"With anything history-related, and I think this a good practice to have with most things, do check the source!" Jefferies said. "All good and reputable accounts will refer to the catalog number of the archives, museum or such, about where something is taken from. We're in an age of photo editing software which is improving all the time but if a catalog number is provided, you can check the original content."

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The Last Photo Taken Of Hachikō, A Japanese Akita Dog Remembered For His Unwavering Loyalty To His Owner

The Last Photo Taken Of Hachikō, A Japanese Akita Dog Remembered For His Unwavering Loyalty To His Owner

Hachikō belonged to professor Eizaburo Ueno who lived in Shibuya and taught at Tokyo Imperial University during the early 1920s. Every day, Ueno would walk to Shibuya station with Hachikō and take the train to work. Once he was done for the day, he would take the train back and return to the station at precisely 3 pm. Hachikō would always be there waiting patiently to accompany the professor home. One day, Ueno suffered a stroke and never arrived at the station. Hachikō went to the station every day for 9 years until his death in 1935. A statue of Hachikō is installed outside Tokyo's Shibuya station, in Japan. In 2015, another Hachiko statue got erected at Tokyo university to celebrate the faithful dog’s 80th death anniversary. They reunited Hachiko with his master, professor Ueno.

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In The Mid-1950's, Italian Shoemakers Were Selling "Defense Shoes", Complete With Spurs On Toes And Heels To Kick Away Offensive Sex Pests, Especially In Rome

In The Mid-1950's, Italian Shoemakers Were Selling "Defense Shoes", Complete With Spurs On Toes And Heels To Kick Away Offensive Sex Pests, Especially In Rome

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These Twins Toddlers On A Russian Street Are So Well Protected Against The Cold That They Look Like Penguins, 1968

These Twins Toddlers On A Russian Street Are So Well Protected Against The Cold That They Look Like Penguins, 1968

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Marriage Advice For Young Ladies From A Suffragette, 1918. The Pamphlet Is On Display At The Pontypridd Museum In Wales. The Suffragette Is Unknown

Marriage Advice For Young Ladies From A Suffragette, 1918. The Pamphlet Is On Display At The Pontypridd Museum In Wales. The Suffragette Is Unknown

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The historian said sources such as the Imperial War Museum, National Archives, Time, etc. are well known and reputable places. "It's always good to get an idea of what is trustworthy, so ask around. Soon, you'll pick up how to look at images and what to look for. I'd definitely say checking its citing saying where it's come from with a catalog number is a good start. Of course, photographs have been manipulated since photography was invented, but experts can usually spot these fakes and this will be accounted for in catalogs. It's all part of the fun of research!"

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Can We Just Acknowledge The Fact That These Two Were Married For 74 Years? I Can't Imagine Being Coupled With Someone For That Amount Of Time And Then Losing Them. She Must Be Absolutely Devastated

Can We Just Acknowledge The Fact That These Two Were Married For 74 Years? I Can't Imagine Being Coupled With Someone For That Amount Of Time And Then Losing Them. She Must Be Absolutely Devastated

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I never saw a picture of him young before. He was quite handsome as a young man

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Startled Bystander At The Annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 1994

Startled Bystander At The Annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 1994

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My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma & Grandpa. Taken The Summer After Their High School Graduation In 1950

My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma & Grandpa. Taken The Summer After Their High School Graduation In 1950

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Princess Diana Dancing With John Travolta At A White House Dinner, 1985

Princess Diana Dancing With John Travolta At A White House Dinner, 1985

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Jefferies added that sometimes people can be put off by history, thinking it's just memorizing dates and spending an eternity in cold archives. But that's not necessarily the case. "In reality, it's about using a multitude of sources, such as images, to understand that the past is not so far away and that these people felt the same things we did," he explained.

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Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

The man was later identified to be August Landmesser who joined the Nazi party in 1931, believing that doing so would help him land a job during a poor economy. However, in 1934, as fate would have it, Landmesser fell in love with a Jewish women named Irma Eckler.

A year later they became engaged but their marriage application was denied by newly enacted Nuremberg laws which prohibited marriages between Jews and non-Jews. This however, did not deter them from having children, and Eckler gave birth to their first daughter, Ingrid, in 1935.

Two years later, Landmesser and his wife and daughter attempted to flee Germany to Denmark but were apprehended by authorities. Landmesser was charged with "dishonoring the race" but was later acquitted due to lack of evidence and was just ordered to end his relationship with Eckler.

However, he refused to abandon his wife and was eventually arrested again in 1938. This time he was sentenced to hard labor for 3-years at a nearby concentration camp. It was the last time he would see his wife and daughter.

Eckler was sent to prison where she gave birth to their second daughter, Irene. From there, she was sent to a concentration camp where she was eventually murdered in 1942.

Landmesser was released from his duties in 1941 and was eventually drafted to fight against the Allies. He was sent on the most dangerous missions due to his "criminal past". He was eventually killed in action in Croatia in 1944.

The two daughters were placed with foster parents and survived the war.

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US Soldier Shakes Hand With A Dog In Luxembourg During The Battle Of Bulge, 1944

US Soldier Shakes Hand With A Dog In Luxembourg During The Battle Of Bulge, 1944

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The Famous Photo Of Lady Diana Falling Asleep During An Official Royal Engagement, 1981. She Was Actually Pregnant With Prince William At The Time, However Her Pregnancy Had Yet To Be Announced

The Famous Photo Of Lady Diana Falling Asleep During An Official Royal Engagement, 1981. She Was Actually Pregnant With Prince William At The Time, However Her Pregnancy Had Yet To Be Announced

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Sometimes Little Help Is All You Need, 1945

Sometimes Little Help Is All You Need, 1945

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"They fell in and out of love, they laughed, they cried, they had favorite foods, etc. One story I always remember is going to Pompeii at age 17 and seeing graffiti on the wall that dated from Roman times. I asked the tour guide what it said as it was in Latin, and she told me it said something like 'Marcus has a giant penis.' Suddenly realizing the fact that people from almost 2,000 years ago made dick jokes made them seem that much more real."

So if you're moved by these pictures, continue digging. Who knows what gems you might uncover!

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A Knocker-Upper Was Someone Whose Sole Purpose Was To Wake People Up During A Time When Alarm Clocks Were Expensive And Not Very Reliable

A Knocker-Upper Was Someone Whose Sole Purpose Was To Wake People Up During A Time When Alarm Clocks Were Expensive And Not Very Reliable

In this photo, Mary Smith earned six pence a week using a pea shooter to shoot dried peas at the windows of sleeping workers in east london, 1930s. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up.

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Ducklings Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy In 1956

Ducklings Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy In 1956

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Woman Cutting Her Birthday Cake In Tehran, Iran, 1973

Woman Cutting Her Birthday Cake In Tehran, Iran, 1973

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A Group Of People Pose For A Photo Whilst Wearing Face Masks During The Second Wave Of The Spanish Flu In California, 1918

A Group Of People Pose For A Photo Whilst Wearing Face Masks During The Second Wave Of The Spanish Flu In California, 1918

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A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

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"No-one will look twice at my blood-spattered apron if I carry a huge baguette," thought Claudine as she returned to the apartment where her husband lay dead with a knife through his heart

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David Bowie Performs To A Huge Crowd In 1983

David Bowie Performs To A Huge Crowd In 1983

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I had only seen the top half and not the title, I thought it was a giant field of flowers and tulips in many colors.

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Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Calling Their Moms After Winning The Oscar For Good Will Hunting, 1997

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Calling Their Moms After Winning The Oscar For Good Will Hunting, 1997

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Mom must be the first told! The pride in their voices is the most rewarding thing!

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Keanu Reeves Photographed By Willy Rizzo, In Paris, 2003

Keanu Reeves Photographed By Willy Rizzo, In Paris, 2003

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A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, 1930s

A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, 1930s

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Nurses Showing A Set Of Newly Born Triplets To A Surprised Father In A New York City Hospital, 1946. Photo By Keystone-France

Nurses Showing A Set Of Newly Born Triplets To A Surprised Father In A New York City Hospital, 1946. Photo By Keystone-France

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't blame him. Even if they'd know it was twins, which at the time might have been iffy, the shock of a surprise THIRD baby would knock most people for a loop.

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Kangaroo Hits A Photographer For Trying To Photograph Him, 1967, England

Kangaroo Hits A Photographer For Trying To Photograph Him, 1967, England

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Safety Regulations In The 1960s

Safety Regulations In The 1960s

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Wholesome Pictures Of Young Jfk Playing With His Best Friend Lem Billings Who Was Gay

Wholesome Pictures Of Young Jfk Playing With His Best Friend Lem Billings Who Was Gay

Though there has never been any proof of homosexual activity between them, JFK would often, even when married, share a bedroom with Billings.

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Frida Kahlo Painting In Bed, 1950s

Frida Kahlo Painting In Bed, 1950s

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I can not imagine the intractable pain she must have been in

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San Francisco's Lombard Street In 1975

San Francisco's Lombard Street In 1975

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Mom Uses A Trash Can To Contain Her Baby While She Crochets In The Park, 1969

Mom Uses A Trash Can To Contain Her Baby While She Crochets In The Park, 1969

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That blanket’s not gonna crochet itself. First things first.

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Princess Fatemeh Khanum Was The Princess Of Persia. She Was The Daughter Of King Nasir Al-Din Shah Qajar, Who Ruled Persia From 1848 To 1896. She Was Considered The Ultimate Symbol Of Beauty In Persia During The Early 1900s

Princess Fatemeh Khanum Was The Princess Of Persia. She Was The Daughter Of King Nasir Al-Din Shah Qajar, Who Ruled Persia From 1848 To 1896. She Was Considered The Ultimate Symbol Of Beauty In Persia During The Early 1900s

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https://abitofhistoryblog.com/2017/12/12/princess-qajar-and-the-problem-with-history-memes/

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Billed As "The Sheep-Headed Men," "The White Ecuadorian Cannibals Eko And Iko," And "The Ambassadors From Mars,” George And Willie Muse Were World-Famous Sideshow Performers In The Early 1900s

Billed As "The Sheep-Headed Men," "The White Ecuadorian Cannibals Eko And Iko," And "The Ambassadors From Mars,” George And Willie Muse Were World-Famous Sideshow Performers In The Early 1900s

But even their white audiences hardly knew the horrors of their story. ⁠

Born Black with a rare form of albinism, they were targeted by a traveling "freak hunter" when they were just boys and kidnapped from their Virginia home. Then they were forced to grow out their hair and sold to a series of traveling sideshows, including Ringling Bros. They weren’t allowed to go to school or learn to read, and they never saw a dime, though their handlers made a fortune off of them. They were even told that their mother was dead so that they would stop begging to go home.⁠

Their years of enslavement finally ended in 1927 when Ringling Bros. found its way back to Roanoke and George recognized their mother in the crowd. "There's our dear old mother," he said. "Look, Willie, she is not dead."⁠

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A Woman Drinking Tea, 1940, In The Aftermath Of A German Bombing Raid During The London Blitz

A Woman Drinking Tea, 1940, In The Aftermath Of A German Bombing Raid During The London Blitz

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James Dean And His Border Collie, 1955

James Dean And His Border Collie, 1955

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Sophia Loren Attending The 1955 Venice Film Festival

Sophia Loren Attending The 1955 Venice Film Festival

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Why is armpit hair such a thing? Sophia Loren is a beauty, armpit hair or no hair!

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An Ostrich Carriage Being Stopped By The Police For Crossing The Speed Limit, Los Angeles, 1930

An Ostrich Carriage Being Stopped By The Police For Crossing The Speed Limit, Los Angeles, 1930

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Summer Solstice Celebration, Stockholm, Sweden, 1970

Summer Solstice Celebration, Stockholm, Sweden, 1970

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Ingrid smiled sweetly, happy in the knowledge that she wasn't this year's human sacrifice

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A Young Boy That Had Just Stolen His Father’s Car And Crashed It, Takes One Last Puff On His Cigarette Before Facing The Consequences. 1974

A Young Boy That Had Just Stolen His Father’s Car And Crashed It, Takes One Last Puff On His Cigarette Before Facing The Consequences. 1974

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Salvador Dali Taking His Anteater For A Walk In Paris, 1969

Salvador Dali Taking His Anteater For A Walk In Paris, 1969

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Robert Wadlow, Tallest Human In Recorded History, With His Parents And Siblings, 1935

Robert Wadlow, Tallest Human In Recorded History, With His Parents And Siblings, 1935

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Clint Eastwood 1960s Then And Now - Still Cool

Clint Eastwood 1960s Then And Now - Still Cool

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16 Year Old German Soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, Crying As He Is Captured By The Us 9th Army In Germany On April 3rd, 1945

16 Year Old German Soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, Crying As He Is Captured By The Us 9th Army In Germany On April 3rd, 1945

He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad and burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died in 1938, but when his mother died in 1944 leaving the family destitute, Hans-Georg had to find work in order to support the family. At 15 years of age he joined the Luftwaffe.

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2022 - Many of the captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine are under the age of 20... it's amazing how history tends to repeat itself.

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Us Soldier With Pictures Of His Girlfriend Attached To His Helmet, Củ Chi Base Camp, Vietnam In 1968

Us Soldier With Pictures Of His Girlfriend Attached To His Helmet, Củ Chi Base Camp, Vietnam In 1968

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Wife Shields Her Husband's Eyes From A Young Woman Taking Her Top Off On The Beach In France, 1974

Wife Shields Her Husband's Eyes From A Young Woman Taking Her Top Off On The Beach In France, 1974

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BP smudged the nipple because everyone knows that seeing a woman with an exposed nipple causes sexual perversity. /S

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Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

Not Yet Realizing A Terrorist Attack Was In Progress, Architect And Amateur Pilot Isabel Daser, Eight Months Pregnant, Asked A Co-Worker To Take Her Portrait As A Record Of The Day

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The Discovery Of The Ancient Statue Of Antinous found In delphi, Greece during An Excavation In 1894

The Discovery Of The Ancient Statue Of Antinous found In delphi, Greece during An Excavation In 1894

Antinous was the Greek male lover of Hadrian, a Roman Emperor in the 2nd century. Antinous died of mysterious circumstances while riding a flotilla down the Nile river in October of 130. Theories put forth by scholars range from accidental drowning to human sacrifice to suicide.

Upon his death, Hadrian underwent a period of intense grieving and eventually deified his lover by building temples and placing statues throughout the empire. Hadrian held festivals, minted metals and coins, and even founded a city named Antinopolis in his honor. He even went as far as establishing a cult devoted solely to the worship of Antinous.

Today, Antinous has more surviving sculptures than any other figure from classical antiquity except Augustus and Hadrian himself.

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Not Everyone Likes Bikini, Miami Beach, 1980s

Not Everyone Likes Bikini, Miami Beach, 1980s

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Isn't it kinda sad that there are still people who do this? Not on beaches, but they moved to other places

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An Indian Student Studying At The University Of Madras In Tamil Nadu, 1905. While Studying Late At Night, Students Use To Tie Their Hairs To A Nail In The Wall To Prevent Themselves From Falling Asleep

An Indian Student Studying At The University Of Madras In Tamil Nadu, 1905. While Studying Late At Night, Students Use To Tie Their Hairs To A Nail In The Wall To Prevent Themselves From Falling Asleep

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Escape Artist Harry Houdini Locked Up In Chains About To Take A 30 Foot Plunge Off The Harvard Bridge Into The Charles River In Boston, 1908

Escape Artist Harry Houdini Locked Up In Chains About To Take A 30 Foot Plunge Off The Harvard Bridge Into The Charles River In Boston, 1908

Houdini is quoted as saying “there is always the possibility that I will be unable to free myself, as one never can tell what will happen to a lock, however, I am a good swimmer, have confidence in myself, and I hope to perform this feat successfully.” some 20,000 spectators gathered to see Houdini’s leap, including the mayors of Boston and Cambridge. They waited 40 seconds for the magician to resurface, which he did with the shackles in his hands.

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Girls Applying For A Model Casting In Lithuania, 1992

Girls Applying For A Model Casting In Lithuania, 1992

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Winter Proofing New Russians, Moscow, 1958.they Believe That The Cold, Fresh Air Boost The Immune System And It Helps Them To Nap Longer

Winter Proofing New Russians, Moscow, 1958.they Believe That The Cold, Fresh Air Boost The Immune System And It Helps Them To Nap Longer

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I sleep outside in Russian weather, I can bet I will nap a very, very long time

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Teenagers At An Elvis Presley Concert At The Philadelphia Arena, 1957

Teenagers At An Elvis Presley Concert At The Philadelphia Arena, 1957

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My grandpa took my mum to see Elvis in the 70's when she was a young teenager and he was mad through the whole show at Elvis moving his hips how he was and all the girls going crazy. Poor grandpa, realized his girl wasn't so little anymore that night!

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Women At The First Chippendales Club, Los Angeles, 1979

Women At The First Chippendales Club, Los Angeles, 1979

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Young Couple Kissing Before The Fall Of The Berlin Wall In 1989

Young Couple Kissing Before The Fall Of The Berlin Wall In 1989

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They'll always remember that moment what a great thing to get to witness

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Prince Harry Meeting Spice Girls A Few Months After His Mother Lady Diana Died, 1997

Prince Harry Meeting Spice Girls A Few Months After His Mother Lady Diana Died, 1997

It was a difficult period for him and the girls reportedly managed to make him feel happier. Prince Charles was also there and he said: “It is the second greatest moment in my life. The greatest was the first time that I met them.”

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No wonder he looks happy. They were in every teen boys thoughts at the time. Baby was my favourite back then.

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A Waitress Watching A Baby Bear Drink A Bowl Of Honey In A Cafe, 1950

A Waitress Watching A Baby Bear Drink A Bowl Of Honey In A Cafe, 1950

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must not have been a black bear or he wouldn't have been allowed at the counter. Smh

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J.K. Rowling Writing Harry Potter At A Café In Scotland (1998)

J.K. Rowling Writing Harry Potter At A Café In Scotland (1998)

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If she only knew that those books would make her a Billionaire!

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Children For Sale In Chicago, 1948. Some Parents Sold Their Children Due To Poverty

Children For Sale In Chicago, 1948. Some Parents Sold Their Children Due To Poverty

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A United States Soldier Holds Up A Giant Jungle Centipede During The Vietnam War, 1967

A United States Soldier Holds Up A Giant Jungle Centipede During The Vietnam War, 1967

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