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Beautiful Photo Portraits of People Doing Their Jobs on the Streets of Late 19th-Century New York

Alice Austen took street photographs in hoping to capture the kinds of people you might see out and about in Manhattan. They’re part of an album that Austen titled “Street Types of New York.

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Alice Austen took street photographs in hoping to capture the kinds of people you might see out and about in Manhattan. They’re part of an album that Austen titled “Street Types of New York.

who has the best figure in hollywood (dolores del rio. 1931.)

Judging the "Best Figure in Hollywood," 1931

Alice Austen took street photographs in 1896, hoping to capture the kinds of people you might see out and about in Manhattan. They’re part of an album that Austen titled “Street Types of New York.”

Beautiful Photo Portraits of People Doing Their Jobs on the Streets of Late 19th-Century New York

Alice Austen took street photographs in hoping to capture the kinds of people you might see out and about in Manhattan. They’re part of an album that Austen titled “Street Types of New York.

Edgar Allan Poe is buried in the Old Western Burial Ground in Baltimore, Maryland. Every January 19, Poe's birthday, for more than fifty years a man dressed in black and fedora has left cognac accompanied by three red roses on Poe's grave.

Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era - Edgar Allen Poe post-mortem. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery to this day.

Born in Wisconsin, Mildred Harnack moved to Germany in 1929 with husband Arvid Harnack. A lecturer, writer and translator, Mildred was at the centre of the Red Orchestra resistance group and was arrested with Arvid when some of the group's radio messages were intercepted. Mildred was executed in 1943 - the only American woman executed on Hitler's direct order. Her last words are reported to have been: "Ich habe Deutschland auch so geliebt" ("I loved Germany so much").

In Pictures: Stieve's List

A recently published study identifies Nazi victims whose corpses were claimed by Third Reich-anatomist Hermann Stieve.

Dr. Robert Levin, Director of Education for the Anne Frank Center USA, discusses the diary of Anne Frank. Images © AFF Basel/AFS Amsterdam, all rights reserved.Read more about Anne Frank.

Robert Levin, Director of Education for the Anne Frank Center USA, discusses the diary of Anne Frank. Images © AFF Basel/AFS Amsterdam, all rights reserved.Read more about Anne Frank.

Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker

Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker, two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement. But doesn't fanny lu look a little like Oprah

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

A 1940 census taker uses sled dogs to make sure that even people in remote areas of Alaska are enumerated    #1940Census #genealogy #ancestry

A 1940 census taker uses sled dogs to make sure that even people in remote areas of Alaska are enumerated.

50 Years Later: Never-Before-Seen Photos from the March on Washington

March on Washington, 1963 - After the march, civil rights leaders met in the White House with the president and vice president. “President Kennedy stood in the doorway of the Oval Office and greeted each one of us,” recalls John Lewis.

Charles Sherwood Stratton was born 4 January 1838, and his growth virtually stopped at six months, reaching only one meter at adulthood. He was picked up by P.T. Barnum and became a huge circus success as "General Tom Thumb."

'Tom Thumb' -- Charles Sherwood Stratton was born 4 January and his growth virtually stopped at six months, reaching only one meter at adulthood. He was picked up by P. Barnum and became a huge circus success as "General Tom Thumb.

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