Hermann Göring sits in the dock at the Nuremberg trial, 1946.

Hermann Göring sits in the dock at the Nuremberg trial, 1946.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

General George S. Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, CA, during his visit on June 9, 1945.

General George S. Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, CA, during his visit on June 9, 1945.

Sami girl, 1938, Suenjel (Suonikylä), Petsamo

Sami girl, 1938, Suenjel (Suonikylä), Petsamo

Paris street in the June Days Uprising, 1848

Paris street in the June Days Uprising, 1848

Paris street in the June Days Uprising, 1848

Auschwitz registration picture - Czeslawa Kwoka

Auschwitz registration picture - Czeslawa Kwoka

Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14, appears in a prisoner identity photo provided by the Auschwitz Museum, taken by Wilhelm Brasse while working in the photography department at Auschwitz, the Nazi-run death camp where some 1.5 million people, most of them Jewish, died during World War II. Czeslawa was a Polish Catholic girl, from Wolka Zlojecka, Poland, who was sent to Auschwitz with her mother in December of 1942. Within three months, both were dead. 

King George V, 1914

King George V, 1914

Source: The British Monarchy (Flickr) 

Thomas Edison Relaxing on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921.

Thomas Edison Relaxing on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921.

Source: LOC.GOV

Westminster Bridge with trams, London, 1918-1919

Westminster Bridge with trams, London, 1918-1919

Westminster Bridge with trams, London, 1918-1919

Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie

Titanic prepares to leave port, 1912

Titanic prepares to leave port, 1912

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

The Jersey Shore circa 1905.

The Jersey Shore circa 1905.

Source: Library of Congress

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 2 June, 1953.

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 2 June, 1953.

Source: AP

American sharpshooter Annie Oakley

American sharpshooter Annie Oakley

Angoni Warriors at King George Vs Coronation celebrations, Zomba, 1911.

Angoni Warriors at King George Vs Coronation celebrations, Zomba, 1911.

Source: Society of Malawi, Historical and Scientific.

Grigori Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

Lewis Powell. He was a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Lewis Powell. He was a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Source: Library of Congress

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), 1920

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), 1920

School At Anthoston, Kentucky. By Lewis Hine, 1916.

School At Anthoston, Kentucky. By Lewis Hine, 1916.

Source: LOC.GO // Census 27, enrollment 12, attendance 7. Teacher expects 19 to be enrolled after work is over. "Tobacco keeps them out and they are short of hands." Ages of those present: 13 years = 1, 10 years = 2, 8 years = 2, 7 years = 1, 5 years = 1.

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House - 12/21/1970

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House - 12/21/1970

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Source: Bildarchiv

Hiroshima after bombing

Hiroshima after bombing

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway

Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. Marshals to attend an all-white school, 1960.

Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. Marshals to attend an all-white school, 1960.

Young Kenyan woman holding a Dik-Dik, Mombasa; 1909.

Young Kenyan woman holding a Dik-Dik, Mombasa; 1909.

Young Kenyan woman holding a Dik-Dik, Mombasa; 1909.

The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927.

The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927.

The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927. 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners, including Marie Curie, who alone among them, had won Nobel Prizes in two separate scientific disciplines.

 

From back to front and from left to right : Auguste Piccard, Émile Henriot, Paul Ehrenfest, Édouard Herzen, Théophile de Donder, Erwin Schrödinger, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg, Ralph Howard Fowler, Léon Brillouin, Peter Debye, Martin Knudsen, William Lawrence Bragg, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Paul Dirac, Arthur Compton, Louis de Broglie, Max Born, Niels Bohr, Irving Langmuir, Max Planck, Marie Skłodowska Curie, Hendrik Lorentz, Albert Einstein, Paul Langevin, Charles Eugène Guye, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Owen Willans Richardson.

Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on their wedding day. September 12, 1953.

Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on their wedding day. September 12, 1953.

Source: JFK Library.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

A 1st Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Division (UK) sniper, on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945.

A 1st Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Division (UK) sniper, on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945.

Source: Made public domain by the Imperial War Museum

Massaponax Church, Va. Council of War, 1864

Massaponax Church, Va. Council of War, 1864

Source: Library of Congress

Filthy Thirteen member Clarence Ware applies war paint to Charles Plaudo. England, 31 December 1943.

Filthy Thirteen member Clarence Ware applies war paint to Charles Plaudo. England, 31 December 1943.

Source: US Army Signal Corps.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890 - 1910.

Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890 - 1910.

Cree man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Cree man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Source: British Library

Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl.

Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration // Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl. The photo was taken by the owner of the photographic shop in Rue Colonel Teyssier in the town of Bitche, in the Moselle department of Lorraine in northeastern France. The 100th ID were later to be known as the "Sons of Bitche" after the liberation in March 16 1945. Thomas Garahan was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars and the Purple Heart. He was married, had seven children and died on September 23 1988.

The Burning Monk

The Burning Monk

Unemployed men hanging out on the street in San Francisco, California (April 1939).

Unemployed men hanging out on the street in San Francisco, California (April 1939).

Photo: Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress.

French Soldiers, WWI

French Soldiers, WWI

Pilot Officer John D. Flintoft of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron

Pilot Officer John D. Flintoft of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron

Source: Personal Collection // Pilot Officer John D. Flintoff of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron was flying a Hawker Typhoon Mk IB PD592, and had departed from RAF Eindhoven, Netherland with three others, on a mission to bomb a rail junction just west of Munster. Due to low cloud, they were diverted to another target when he was hit by flak, but he managed to crash land safely near Enschede, south east of Holten at 11.30am on February 24 1945.

Men of 72 Highlanders who served in the Crimea: William Noble, Alexander Davison and John Harper, 1853-1856.

Men of 72 Highlanders who served in the Crimea: William Noble, Alexander Davison and John Harper, 1853-1856.

Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943.

Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943.

Source: AP // Over the body of a dead comrade, Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943. The Germans left the town as the Canadians advanced, leaving only nests of snipers to delay the progress.

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

Source: Library of Congress

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Capt. Riley and lifeguards, Coney Island, N.Y, ca. 1900.

Capt. Riley and lifeguards, Coney Island, N.Y, ca. 1900.

Source: Library of Congress.