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January 27th, 2020

In 2015, child survivors of the holocaust who were photographed huddled together at notorious Auschwitz have been reunited 70 years after the notorious death camp was liberated. This is the moment four of the survivors pointed themselves out in the shocking photograph, that was taken by Red Army photographer Alexander Voron

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Miss Cora Pratt, the Counterfeit Lady, is fashioned of a set of teeth, an old wig, beads, brooches, feathers and laces out of the attic, and the whimsical inclination of Polly Bushong who has been practicing this little hoax for nearly twelve years.

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Born 1912 in Roanoke, Virginia, American film actor John Payne had his first role in Goldwyn's Dodsworth (1936) presented him as an affable, handsome character actor. He had the male lead in Hats Off (1936), an independent "B" film.

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January 26th, 2020

Kobe Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41 years old.Mr. Bryant, who commuted to Lakers games from his Orange County home by helicopter during his playing career, was a

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A set of cool pics that shows what the inside of American cafeterias looked like in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Janis Joplin loved animals. She would pick up strays on tour and take them with her. Janis and her dog, George, were never far apart from the other. Her beloved dog wandered off during a rehearsal. Janis was convinced that he had been stolen. She desperately wanted him to be found but that never happened.Do you have

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In 1900, if you were lucky enough to have a ticket such as this one—and almost fifty million people did—you were in for an astounding treat. Paris and France went all out to make the Paris Universal Exposition the biggest and best yet anywhere in the world.As everyone is aware, the Exposition grounds occupy cert

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Born 1901 in Dallas, Texas, Bebe Daniels was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer who began her career in Hollywood during the silent film era as a child actress, became a star in musicals such as Rio Rita, and later gained further fame on radio and television in Britain.

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January 25th, 2020

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city and seat of Dallas County. It is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and th

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18 Fascinating Vintage Photographs Reveal What Women Wore at the Beach 100 Hundred Years Ago

Before the 1920s, women’s swimwear was unwieldy and burdensome. A typical swimsuit had multiple layers of wool clothing meant to hide all exposed skin, however impractical. But as the 1920s progressed so did women's swimwear — necklines dropped and sleeves disappeared into a single article of form-fitting clothing t

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Sir Ian McKellen’s professional on-stage career began in 1961, but it was not until four years later that he gained a notable success for his first West End performance in the play A Scent of Flowers. At the 1969 Edinburgh festivals, with the Prospect Theatre Company, he made two breakthrough performances as Richar

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Born 1909 in Berlin, Germany or Budapest, Hungary, Jewish-German photographer László Willinger was most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities starting in 1937.

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January 24th, 2020

Born 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky, American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney had her first recordings in May 1946 for Columbia Records, and continued working with the Pastor band until 1949, making her last recording with the band in May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month later, still for Columbia.

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The Kingdom of Morocco spent seven days and seven nights celebrating the joyful occasion of the royal wedding of H.R.H. Princess Lalla Nouzha, sister of the King of Morocco, and Mr. Ahmed ben Mohammed Osman.Sixty young brides, some shown here in gauzy el-tams, came from all over the kingdom to be dowered by the

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No to the Cane: Pictures of British School Children Went on Strike in London, May 1972

On May 4, 1972 about 200 boys aged between 11 and 16, put down their pencils and rulers at Quinton Kynaston School on the Finchley Road near St John’s Wood in north London. It was the start of a protest about unpleasant school dinners, caning, and the conformity of school uniforms. The boys swarmed over the school wall an

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Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa. At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi), Madagascar is the world's 2nd largest island country. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth- largest island in the world) and numer

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January 23rd, 2020

These amazing pics were found by Richard that show a student dorm room from a school near Lakewood, New Jersey from 1914 to 1918. They were taken by an unknown New Jersey photographer.

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Fred Morrison never liked the name “Frisbee,” but he stopped complaining after sales began to soar.The flying disc was Morrison’s invention, first sold by the Wham-O toy company on this day, Jan. 23, in 1957 — as the “Pluto Platter.” Wham-O changed the name the following year as a misspelled homage to th

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This custom Cadillac is probably the most extreme cabriolet ever built. The car was originally commissioned by wealthy playboy Philippe Barraud. He wanted a custom car constructed on a grand scale and in late 1936 ordered a 452 cu in Cadillac V16 chassis through the Edelweiss Garage in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Before Times Square became a global spots, the neighborhood was once defined by burlesque shows, porn theaters, grindhouses, go-go bars, peep shows and sex shops. A symbol of New York’s decay, 42nd Street was called the “worst” block in the city by the New York Times in 1960, with nearly every block became crammed wit

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Ramón Novarro: Handsome Hero of the Silent Era Who Had a Tragic End

Born 1899 as Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego in Durango City, Durango, Mexican film, stage and television actor Ramón Novarro began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s.

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January 22nd, 2020

Victorian interiors feature beautiful colors, lots of ornate details, and skilled fakery to make the home a welcoming and beautiful place. The industrial revolution led to a revolution in interior decorating, and for the Victorians, high style was all about the appearance of luxury, whether real or imitation.Furnitu

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The musician John Lennon and the performance artist Yoko Ono married in 1969. It was one of the most talked about relationships of the time, not least because many fans of the Beatles blamed Yoko for the break up of the band. John was defensive about the intensity of their love, writing in the lyrics to God (1970):

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The Central Social Institution in Prague was home to the world’s largest vertical file cabinet. It consists of 3,000 drawers, 10 feet high, reaching from floor to ceiling and covering approximately 4,000 square feet. The drawers are all equipped with roller bearings.Special desks were built for those working a

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This set from Okinawa Soba contains colorized photos of mostly geisha and maiko posing as bathing beauties during the Meiji and Taisho eras of old Japan.

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January 21st, 2020

Born 1922 as Bernice Frankel in Brooklyn, New York, American actress and comedian Bea Arthur began her career on stage in 1947 and made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera in 1954.Arthur won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Vera Charles in Mame. She went on

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Bacall only appeared in a handful of feature films during the 1960s: Shock Treatment (1964) with Stuart Whitman, Sex and the Single Girl (1964) with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Henry Fonda, and Harper (1966) with Paul Newman, Janet Leigh and Shelley Winters. Despite this small quantity, her Broadway c

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A set of lovely pics that shows mothers posing with their little children from between the late 1840s to 1870s.

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January 20th, 2020

Born 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian actress and singer Deanna Durbin made her first film appearance with Judy Garland in Every Sunday (1936), and subsequently signed a contract with Universal Studios.With the technical skill and vocal range of a legitimate lyric soprano, Durbin performed many styles fro

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The harbour bridge has always been a symbol of change for Auckland. It was built to join the then sleepy seaside suburbs of the North Shore with the busy hub of central Auckland. It was about creating a road for growth and opportunity.Post WWII recommendations were for a four or six lane bridge with the Harbour Brid

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The Brennan Gyro-Monorail was developed by the Irish-born Australian inventor Louis Brennan (1852–1932). It was 40 feet long and weighed 22 tons, and was designed to carry 10 tons. Speed on the level was 22 mph. The vehicle was balanced by two vertical gyroscopes mounted side by side, and spinning in opposite directions a

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There’s no denying that the ’60s were one of the most impactful eras in fashion. Setting the tone for modern style, the decade revolutionized womenswear with bold colors, striking cuts and a  youthful attitude.In addition to tailored skirts, women wore stiletto heel shoes and suits with short boxy jackets, and

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January 19th, 2020

These pictures were taken by photographer Duilio Pallottelli that show moments of Malcolm X with his wife, Betty Shabazz, and their children during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.Malcolm was assassinated the next day at the A

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January 19, 1977 – It was the day no South Floridian every believed they would see – The day it snowed in Miami.The flakes began to fall in Broward and Miami-Dade between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., as an arctic cold front made its way down the coast of Florida.Flurries were reported as far south as Homestead,

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Texan girl, blues queen and music pioneer: The iconic figure of the hippie and women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s was born on January 19, 1943.

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The architectural characteristics of homes also changed in the 1950s. Houses were smaller than in the pre-War period. Open-plan living was introduced, and the fitted kitchen was part of every household, making the housewife’s work a lot easier.Popular color trends for the interior design of contemporary-style home

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January 18th, 2020

38 Amazing Pics Document Everyday Life of the US in the 19th Century

In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy.

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When April Dawn Alison died aged 67 in San Francisco in 2008, no one knew who she was. Since the 1970s she’d been a recluse, appearing only after work and on weekends to take Polaroid self-portraits in her apartment, dressed up like movie stars, housewives and porn actors. Sometimes she looked goofy, sometimes sad, seriou

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In the summer of 1964, Alfred Eisenstaedt paid a visit to Sophia Loren at her grand villa in Rome that she shared with her life-long husband, producer Carlo Ponti. This could be seen as the fulfilment of the promise that Ponti made to Loren when they got married in 1957, that he would give her “the most beautiful house in

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Born 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan, American actress, singer, and dancer Adele Mara appeared in films during the 1940s and 1950s and on television in the 1950s and 1960s.

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January 17th, 2020

Born 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii, American actress Erin Gray started her career in modeling. She entered her first contest and won a modeling assignment in St Louis when she was 14 years old.Gray appeared on television in 1967 as a dancer in Malibu U. However, she decided to move to New York to further her model

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Mercedes commissioned Erdmann & Rossi to produce a special show car for the 1935 Barcelona exhibition based upon their 500K. One of the visitors was King Ghazi of Iraq, who expressed his desire to buy the car and MB built another (540K) car powered by a Straight 8-cyl 5018cc supercharged (180hp) engine with a 4/5-speed

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The Netherlands was an industrial late bloomer.Between 1880 and 1920 the economy transited from dominantly agricultural towards industrialized. Hygiene and modern healthcare were introduced. Everyone back then would have witnessed rapid modernization during their lifetimes.Before 1900 traditional agricultura

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Founded in 1600 by the daimyō Date Masamune. Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo. It is one of Japan's 20 designated cities.The city was It is nicknamed the City of Trees; there are zelkova trees lining many o

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January 16th, 2020

An amazing set of found color photos from Brian Delk that documented beautiful life of a family in Toledo, Ohio in the early 1960s.

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Rare and Adorable Childhood Photos of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Posing With His Dad Rocky Johnson

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, who paved the way for son Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has passed away at the age of 75, WWE confirmed on Wednesday.

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In June 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned off American Falls, one of three waterfalls that makes up Niagara Falls. The engineers wanted to find a way to remove the unseemly boulders that had piled up at its base since 1931, cutting the height of the falls in half. But the study itself proved more appealing than

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In 1932, a life-like mannequin named Cynthia was created by Lester Gaba. After several shoots around New York City for Life Magazine in 1937, her career was launched, and for a matter of months, Cynthia became a household name. Similar to an A-list celebrity, the mannequin superstar began receiving fan mails, gifts a

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Punk fashion is the clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewellery, and body modifications of the punk subculture. It varies widely, ranging from Vivienne Westwood designs to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited to the dressed-down look of North American hardcore.The distinct social dress of other subcultures and

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