History Is Most Exciting When In Pictures

A man dressed as a mythical figure of the Senufo people in Burkina Faso in 1952.

Francesco “Frank” A. Lentini posing for a picture in Italy in 1920. He was with a parasitic twin he absorbed in the womb. He had three legs, four feet and two sets of genitals, and all worked to some extent. He even married in 1907 and had 4 children.

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A circus dwarf riding a zebra in Yorkshire, England in 1935.

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An actor wears his costume and mask in Siam (Thailand) in 1900.

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A Chinese soldier prepares a suicide bomber with an explosive vest made out hand grenades for an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang in China in 1938.

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4 Women pose for a picture in Maryland, US in 1950. They were showing off the weapons they used to round up 4 men who had been terrorizing the neighborhood for 3 weeks. They shot at the men, chased them down, forced them to surrender, and then waited for the police to arrive.

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A man in his clown costume for a play in Moscow, Russia in 1908.

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A promotional picture of the Swan Lake ballet in Moscow, Russia in 1895.

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A giraffe licks a man at the London Zoo in London, England in 1931.

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A model shows off an excersize device in the US in 1937.

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Ceremonial dancer in Côte d’Ivoire in 1954.

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A man being strapped to an electric chair at Sing Sing prison in New York, US in 1926.

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A statue of a large alien in London, England in 1954.

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Adolf Hitler with one of Joseph Goebbels children in Germany in 1942.

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A young boy shines the shoes of another boy in NYC, US in 1955.

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Tesla sitting next to his magnifying transmitter as it generates millions of volts.

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Men standing in a pipe during the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. The reservoir created by the dam, called Lake Meade, is the largest reservoir in the world.

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The detonation of a nuclear bomb at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, 1945. A number of ships were contaminated by the radioactivity in the water and had to be sunk several miles off the coast of San Francisco.

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Mark Twain playing with Nikolai Tesla’s experimental vacuum lamp as Tesla watches. The photo was taken for an issue of Century Magazine in April 1895.

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The first photograph of Abraham Lincoln, 1846, taken when he was the Congressman-elect from Illinois.

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The last photo taken of The Titanic before it sank. The snapshot was taken by passengers who traveled on only the first leg of the journey.

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Howard Carter (kneeling) opens the door of King Tut’s burial chamber for the first time in 1923.

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Lincoln after the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the Civil War. The Union held off the Confederacy’s attempt at invading the north, but both sides took heavy losses — 23,000 combined casualties.

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The first atomic bomb with an unidentified man shortly before the test.

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George Washington’s face being sculpted into Mount Rushmore.

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One of the first expeditions to Antarctica.

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Abraham Lincoln being sworn in for his reelection in 1864. His eventual killer, John Wilkes Booth, is on the balcony above.

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German troops and a pack mule during WWI.

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Lincoln right after giving the Gettysburg Address.

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Albert Einstein visiting the Grand Canyon.

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Gold Diggers headed to Dawson City in 1898

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Opening ceremonies at the first Woodstock Festival.

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The last public execution ever held in the United States occurs in 1936.

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John Quincy Adams posing for the first official presidential portrait, 1843

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Hitler’s 4th grade class (he is in the middle of the top row), 1899

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A young Winston Churchill in 1895.

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A mountain of bison skulls waiting to be ground for fertilizer, 1892.

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Ernest Hemingway chillin’ in the tub.

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The last few prisoners of Alcatraz leave as the prison is shut down for good, 1963.

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5-year-old girl, after working all day, was tired and refused to be photographed. Her mother said, “Oh, she’s just being ugly, and picking shrimp is very hard on the fingers.” Mississippi, 1911.

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Dinner at Windows On The World in The World Trade Center (Tower One), New York in 1993.

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A child gives another child a flower shortly after they arrive at Auschwitz, May 1944. Everyone in the photo was dead within hours.

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Portable radio in a straw hat, made by an American inventor, 1931.

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Stockholm, the day after Sweden changed driving from the left-hand side of the road to the right, September 3, 1967.

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Ali and Stallone pretending to fight at the Oscars in 1976.

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Neil Armstrong photographed by Buzz Aldrin, shortly after walking on the moon, 1969.

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A man at Heemskerk Beach is fined for not wearing decent clothes, Netherlands, 1931.

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Traffic jam in Berlin as East Germans move into West Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Line to the first McDonalds in Moscow on January 31, 1990.

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The recording of the MGM Lion in 1929.

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The Hollywood sign, shortly after it was installed. It originally read “Hollywoodland”, 1923.

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German prisoners react to footage of concentration camps, 1945.

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The aftermath of Victory over Japan in New York on August 14, 1945.

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British sappers were trained to defuse mines blindly so they could work in the dark, 1943.

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German immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, NY circa 1900

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