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May 23rd, 2017

55 Cool Portrait Photos of Teenage Boys from between the 1860s to 1890s

From clothes to hats, and even their hairstyles, all made these teenage boys looked pretty cool in the second half of the 19th century.

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Woman in a raining day, Washington, D.C., ca. 1950s

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British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films such as Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me, passed away today in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89.“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed

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That’s right! The world’s first sex-dolls as we know them were created in Nazi Germany at the request of the SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Called the “Borghild Field-Hygiene Project,” Himmler came up with the concept to stop the “unnecessary losses” of Nazi soldiers due to STD’s.The following facts

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In 1954, one couple opted out of the halls of worship and into the pool instead. For Bob Smith, a diving clown, and Mary Beth Sanger, an “Aquamaid” (presumably a synchronized swimmer), exchanging vows underwater was a romantic return to the place where they first met.For modern couples looking to replicate Smith

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Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union.The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publi

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May 22nd, 2017

These amazing found photo from John Van Noate show people and their life in South Carolina in the late 19th century.

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While few would not agree that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is sometimes forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling his work was during the 1960s. And while in following decades Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability with moments of glory present a

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Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) was an Austro-German psychiatrist. He published extensively on hypnosis, criminology, and sexual behavior. He is famous for his book Psychopathia Sexualis (1886), a study of "sexual perversity," and for his coinage of the terms "sadism" (after the name

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William J Hall (1877-1951) and his father, William Frederick Hall, both worked as photographers in Sydney in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The extensive collection of their images contains portraits, places and many sailing scenes.We put a photo collection from

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May 21st, 2017

A photo collection from SMU Central University Libraries depicting various scenes in Alaska in such areas as Devil's Lake, Skagway, Miles Canon, Chilcoot Pass, Lake Bennet, and Sitka in the late 1880s and 1890s.

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They Did What? – 15 Famous People Who Actually Married Their Cousins

In many cultures around the world, it is frowned upon to marry your cousin (and in some countries even illegal), but that hasn’t stopped people throughout history from doing it. Through history there have been many famous people who, for reasons known only to them, have married within the family. This is a list of 15 of t

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Lilya Brik (1891-1978) was a Russian sometime writer and socialite, connected to many leading figures in the Russian avant-garde between 1914 and 1930. She was known as the beloved (muse) of Vladimir Mayakovsky.She was born into a wealthy Jewish family of a lawyer and a music teacher in Moscow. Both she and her sist

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The Spanish Civil War, widely known in Spain simply as The Civil War or The War, took place from 1936 to 1939. The Republicans, who were loyal to the democratic, left-leaning and relatively urban Second Spanish Republic, in an alliance of convenience with the Anarchists, fought against the Nationalists, a Falangist, Carlist

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May 20th, 2017

Maria Elena Green del Solar Dorrego was born on August 17, 1893. She was one of four children of her mother Ana Mayobre Lynch and her father Fredrico Green Lumb who were married at Saint John Angelican Church in Buenos Aires on October 18, 1886.Elena and her family were quite well to do and lived in

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Street Scenes of Manhattan, New York in the 1970s

Manhattan has changed greatly in the past 40 years — the once drug and crime-ridden streets of the Lower East Side are now filled with luxury high rise apartments and retail shops.These amazing color photographs were taken by photographer Eva Lewitus, showing street life of Manhattan in the 1970s.

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Hair, Hair, and more Hair! (1968)

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A new book has showcased an extraordinary collection of rare color photographs of the Second World War. The publication from the Imperial War Museums (IWM) includes color images, many of them published for the first time.The

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Here is an Amazing colorized photo collection from whatsthatpicture that shows daily life of sailors on Hull trawlers in the 1900s.

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May 19th, 2017

The Titanic always reminds us of the pain, but also motivates us to find out the facts behind it. Here is 16 random facts of The Titanic you can't stop reading.1. A first-class ticket cost $2,560, which is more than $61,000 today.

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The naughtiness behind the picture perfect lady. Actress, dancer and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was, for all of her life, the ideal of femininity, gentility and all around perfection.But what kind of secrets did she keep? Read on to find out the fabulously scandalous things you never would have guessed about Audre

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It was the casting call no one in Hollywood wanted to receive. In October 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) convened a hearing in Washington, D.C., to investigate subversive activities in the entertainment industry, 41 screenwriters, directors and producers were subpoenaed. Most witnesses were “

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“EX-GI BECOMES BLONDE BEAUTY” – Life and Pictures of Christine Jorgensen, America's First Transsexual

1952: It’s front-page news when George Jorgensen Jr. is reborn as Christine Jorgensen, gaining international celebrity and notoriety as the first widely known person to undergo a successful sex-change operation.Jorgensen, who grew up in the Bronx, in her words, a “frail, tow-headed, introverted little boy

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Here is an intimate Polaroid collection from Beat Rock that shows daily life of young boys from 1986 to 1989.

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May 18th, 2017

A fantastic photo collection from Maryellen McFadden documents daily life of members of the Brenna in the 1900s and early 1910s. Activities such as boys playing cards, harvesting, man repairing farm equipment, playing musical instruments, building the barn, and p

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Jimi Hendrix became friends with members of The Beatles when he sublet Ringo Starr’s apartment at 34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, in 1966. He lived with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, and also with his manager, Chas Chandler, and his girlfriend, Lotta Null. The monthly rent was £30.It was a seminal t

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Marcus Selmer's Costume Portraits: Amazing Hand-Colored Photographs of 19th-Century Norwegians

It is not immediately clear what drew Marcus Selmer (1819-1900), a Danish portrait photographer, to spend most of his life working in Norway. He trained as a pharmacist in his native Denmark, and was working in a chemist owned by his uncle when he discovered daguerreotype photography. He experimented with this new technolog

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49 Rare Photos Document Everyday Life of Asturias, Spain from the 1870s to 1900s

Asturias, officially the Principality of Asturias, is an autonomous community in north-west Spain. It is coextensive with the province of Asturias, and contains some of the territory that was part of the larger Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages. Divided into eight comarcas (counties), the autonomous community of Asturi

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May 17th, 2017

These lovely photos show portraits of young girls who had beautiful big eyes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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In Nigeria, it’s not just hair!Widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century African photographers, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere earned international acclaim through his Hairstyle series; a personal project begun in 1968, which grew to

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Photos of partying drag queens and their friends taken from the late-50s through the late-60s, recently emerged on a website called Private Birthday Party. These unique photographic slides were recovered, in separate incidental instances, by artists Robert Chase Heishman an

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Chiang Mai is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand and the main base of activities for most travelers who come up north. The city is full of culture, friendly locals, incredible food markets, dozens of beautiful temples, a relaxed vibe, beautiful landscapes.Chiang Mai

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an infamously brilliant playwright, author, and social activist. Oscar Wilde's well-known legacy pervades his many published essays, plays, especially his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.While Wilde was a epic figure in his time, due to his man

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The first communion, Italy, 1940

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May 16th, 2017

Here is a collection of 22 vivid color photo that shows everyday life of Canadians in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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