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Original photographs from the Civil War

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, March 1861 at the unfinished Capitol, Washington D. (I was born on his birthday and in Washington, DC in Doctor's Hospital on "I" Street!

1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America | ... 18, 1861: Jefferson Davis Inaugurated as Confederate President

cottoncatking: “facesofthevictorianera: “ Jefferson Davis’s inauguration as Confederate president at the Alabama state capitol, Feb. The New York Times ” Should have kept the Capital in Montgomery. ” I concur

Pearl Harbor Attack

Pearl Harbor Attack--my home port during the Vietnam War. Many relics and reminders of the Pearl Harbor attack were still there in Nearby Hickam Airfield still had holes in the walls of offices and barracks as a reminder to never let our guard down.

Filming the MGM logo 1924. How cool is this?

Shooting the original MGM logo. The first lion used for the logo was named Slats. He was used on all black and white films from 1924 to The lion was a tribute to logo designer Howard Dietz's alma mater Columbia University, whose mascot was the lion.

Taken during the construction of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. - 1916 by Harris & Ewing

Lincoln Memorial - Proposed in 1867 shortly after his death but due to lack of funds, was never built. Congress approved its construction in construction began in 1914 and it opened to the public in Image and Information source: NPS

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

Today in history: On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U. President Abraham Lincoln, delivered the afternoon of Thursday, November One of the greatest speeches in the history of the United States.

Unknown photographer, 1930s, Man waving from Empire State Building construction site  (thanks to / via: m3zzaluna)

A steel worker balances on a girder during the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City, 1931 NYC historical photos black and white

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