The unboxing of the Statue of Liberty in 1885.

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty's face as it was being un-packed.Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 1885

Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.

A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted.

A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted. [777x1000]

A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman’s noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted.

A mother holds her newborn baby in the Kovno (Lithuania) Ghetto hospital. A Jewish star is sewn onto the child's blanket, marking the baby for probable death just minutes after he or she was born. Of the 30,000 original residents of the Kovno Ghetto, which was established in the summer of 1941, less than 10% survived.

A mother holds her newborn baby in the Kovno (Lithuania) Ghetto hospital. A Jewish star is sewn onto the child's blanket. Of the original residents of the Kovno Ghetto, established in the summer of less than survived.

Charred corpses lie along the electrified fence at Erla Camp No. 3, a subcamp of Buchenwald.  These corpses are probably those of would-be escapees, though the lethal charge in the fence was an easy and relatively painless option for suicides. One out of four people passing through the entrance of Buchenwald never left.

Charred corpses lie along the electrified fence at Erla Camp No. a subcamp of Buchenwald. These corpses are probably those of would-be escapees, though the lethal charge in the fence was an easy and relatively painless option for suicide.

U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. In a Dachau war crimes trial he was convicted of using 1,200 concentration camp prisoners for malaria experimentation. Thirty died directly from the inoculations and 300 to 400 died later from complications of the disease. His experiments, all with unwilling subjects, began in 1942.

Post with 8601 views. US military authorities prepare to hang Dr Klaus Karl Schilling at Landsberg, Germany, on May In a Dachau war crimes trial he was convicted of using concentration camp prisoners for malaria experimentation.

Although mothers tried desperately to hide and protect their children, few as young as this child, tattooed with the number 23141, survived Auschwitz. In the concentration camps, work provided the only hope of survival, a possibility foreclosed to the very young and the elderly. As Auschwitz moved into its final, extermination-camp phase, some children, especially twins, escaped the gas chambers upon arrival only to be subjected to cruel medical experiments. I feel grief reading this…

Although mothers tried desperately to hide and protect their children, few as young as this child, tattooed with the number survived Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Apollo 11 launch at Cape Canaveral / Ralph Crane

Father and son observe Apollo 11 launch, the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 1969 ~ photograph by Ralph Crane

actual picture of the titanic before sailing

Docked in Southampton. April 1912 - Belfast to Southampton. April 1912 - Departs Southampton for Cherbourg. April 1912 - Arrives in Queenstown and then departs for New York City. The rest is history.

Belgian coal mine elevator, ca 1900.  Photographer: Van Melle, Gent, Belgium. pinned via Antique and Classic Photographic Images.

Coal miners crammed into a coal mine elevator, coming up after a day of work. They aren't even standing up. (My father-in-law was a coal miner for many years.

"Experts" of the German pseudo science of "racial purity" use a caliper to measure the nose of a subject in order to determine his "Aryan characteristics." Failure to pass the "test" meant deportation or worse.

A man having his nose measured during Aryan race determination tests. 1940 Never forget!

Polish Jews are forced to hold heavy logs while squatting.  This is a classic form of torture and torment the world over.  Not terribly taxing at first, holding the object becomes more and more difficult with every passing minute.  After only a short while, the arm muscles begin to ache and shake.  Finally, the muscles simply give out.  Not a big deal when it's a contest between friends.  A much bigger deal when you continue to live only as long as you can keep the object raised.

Polish Jews are forced to hold heavy logs while squatting.

“All we were getting to eat was watery soup w/ pieces of rotten meat, a diet that was literally decimating us.” Recalls Gabriel Temkin, who was taken prisoner in 1942 while in service of the Red Army. “It was the flesh of dead horses killed and lying alongside the roads since the German air strikes in the first week of July that was now to become our staple. The horses, their swollen bellies and open wounds full of white maggots and other parasitic worms, were collected by prisoners.

Soviet prisoners of war scrape meat from a dead horse. There were reports of cannibalism too.

Ypres, Belgium - April 10, 1918. British soldiers, suffering from blindness, awaiting medical treatment following a tear gas attack during the Battle of Estaires.    After suffering temporary blindness himself during WWI, Adolf Hitler forbade the use of chemical warfare by the German military during combat in WWII.

British Division gas casualties 10 April 1918 - Chemical warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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