While many animals rely on other senses — like smell in the case of dogs or hearing in that of bats — humans depend on sight. We build our lives around visual cues, and use them for finding food, mates, and shelter, as well as more complex behaviors such as parental care.

To put it plainly, our brains remember images the easiest. What we see has a deep effect on what we do, what we feel, and who we are. So since they're essential to our learning, let's do just that, shall we?

There's an Instagram account called 'Lost In History' that's full of interesting snippets for our eyes. Dedicated to 20th-century people and culture, it posts pictures that illuminate our past in ways we haven't seen before. Or have simply forgotten about!

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“I Think The Saddest People Always Try Their Hardest To Make People Happy Because They Know What It’s Like To Feel Absolutely Worthless And They Don’t Want Anyone Else To Feel Like That.” Robin Williams

“I Think The Saddest People Always Try Their Hardest To Make People Happy Because They Know What It’s Like To Feel Absolutely Worthless And They Don’t Want Anyone Else To Feel Like That.” Robin Williams

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In 1922, Scientists Entered A Ward Of Dying Children, All In Comatose Diabetic Ketoacidosis, And Injected A New Drug (Insulin) Into Them As Families Were Already Beginning To Grieve

In 1922, Scientists Entered A Ward Of Dying Children, All In Comatose Diabetic Ketoacidosis, And Injected A New Drug (Insulin) Into Them As Families Were Already Beginning To Grieve

Before they had injected the last person on the ward, the first woke up. One by one, all of the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom, became a place of joy and hope.

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Anti-vaxxers: "But they all got autism afterwards. I'm sure of it. I read it on the internet but the government has deleted that information."

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To learn more about history, pictures, and everything in-between, we contacted James Jefferies, who is a Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Essex and University of Wolverhampton, and recently gave a seminar about the First World War using a still from the BBC documentary The Great War from the 1960s. "I always find images are good to use in seminars as visual stimulants alongside questions for topics," Jefferies told Fashion Life.

"The image I used showed what appeared to be a British soldier (a.k.a a 'Tommy') sitting in a trench surrounded by bodies with a look of forlorn disillusionment. I played students a clip of the opening titles in which this image is used and asked my students for their thoughts."

"They said how strong it was and that it emphasized the notions of the futility of the First World War. I then showed them that the image was actually an altered composite image that was taken from an original image of Irish troops in July 1916. In the original picture, the soldier is surrounded by smiling comrades and his facial expression now, in its true context, suggests one of curiosity over having his photograph taken rather than forlorn and disillusionment," Jefferies explained. "Now, not only does this raise questions about why the image was altered and how this fits into the public perception of the First World War in the 1960s but it also makes you question yourself when presented with images. You start to think about the context."

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A Mother And Her Son On Their Way To A Pride Walk, 1985

A Mother And Her Son On Their Way To A Pride Walk, 1985

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Bardhi's Dad
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6 months ago

Great!

Lewis Fisher Wells
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6 months ago

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Shaylin Anderson
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6 months ago

I’ve worked for the PRIDE organization for ~12 yrs & have seen so much unfiltered love & beauty — but also so much hate & self-righteous indignation. Every year preceding the death of Fred Phelps & for a few years after, members of the Westboro Baptist Church would park themselves outside the main entrance to the festival, using bullhorns & microphones, to accuse us of everything from b*********y to satanic worship. One year I got a call through my walkie-talkie to come pick up my dad, who was at the front entrance. He would occasionally stop by to bring food, etc, but that year he was throwing our old biology books from HS & college (my sister & I are both Dr’s, so there was a lot of them) & yelling at them. I arrived to find Drag Queens singing “Born This Way” & dancing w/my dad. I’ve never felt more loved in my life. The Drag Queens wanted to adopt him as their dad, too. Accepting, loving parents make life so much better ❤️

QuirkyKiwiQueen
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6 months ago

I ❤️ your Dad and lol at choosing old Biology textbooks to throw at the WBC.

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Got Myself 4 Dwarves
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6 months ago

I love this. I don't give a rats ass what my kids become sexually - so far my oldest two are bi and the other dating someone non-binary, my younger two I will find out in time but it makes no difference to me, they're people I have loved since before we met, and that nothing will ever stop me loving them. You teach children by example, and I want my kids to be loving, caring and accepting people - so I try to show them how to be like that - it's really not difficult

Vicky Zar
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6 months ago

THIS! "Parents" who can just throw out and disown their own children because they do not conform to their way of life have never really loved their children. They are not good parents, never have been and never will be. They are the ones who need to repent, not the other way around.

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InfectedVoice
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6 months ago

My mum was very good friends with a gay couple in the 80s when me and siblings were all kids, we didn't think anything of it, I'm glad my mum was like that, it taught us a good example I think.

Chef Latte
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6 months ago

That…actually is wholesome

Benita Valdez
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6 months ago

Best type of picture to see. Mothers love is unconditional

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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6 months ago

It isn't. And considering how awful some people turn out to be, I think mothers deserve the right to have a line as to how much their love expands.

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roger rowden
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5 months ago

This is cool, although she may not agree, she isn't judging.

Smarty Panda
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5 months ago

👏👏👏👏🌈🌈

Kathryn Baylis
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Good (and observant) parents always know, even before their child realizes it. They don’t change their opinion of their child. They don’t try to force them to be their idea of “normal”. They would never ever even think of throwing them out of the house and disowning them because of it. Good parents love and accept their children. Good parents want their children happy. Good parents make time to talk with their child if the kid comes to them with a problem. Good parents let their children be themselves and live their own lives—-though they stay in touch and do their best to make sure their child is safe and happy, whether the kid is 18 or 48. Mom in this picture doesn’t ask why, because there is no why. It. Just. IS. We’re attracted to whoever we’re attracted to, and love whoever we love. You can’t control any of that in yourself (hell, the man I married is not the kind of man I thought I wanted—-but he’s the kind of man I didn’t know I needed), so there’s no acceptable reason to try and control it in your kids.

Stella Goldfish
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3 months ago

Unconditional love

Susan S
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6 months ago

This was a huge thing for her to do , back in 1985. I remember sitting in my Human Sexuality class in college around 1990 (for which I got an A+ , lol) and having a gay person as a guest speaker, cuz not many of us straights ever knowingly spoke to one before and ask them questions

j b milam
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6 months ago

i wish we didn't have to still fight for rights and acceptance, but we do.

Corey Beth Greaves
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6 months ago

What an awesome & supportive mother! This is the way it always should be!!

Jennifer Norton
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6 months ago

Simple and to the point!

Christoph Rydzewski
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6 months ago

I remember Scotty was my mom's friend. We went to his funeral. I was little but I'm like why is he there. As she was crying she said he had aids. Being 6 I didn't understand She told me stories how he loved taking me places as a child had big ass teddy bear for a long time. Life is cruel. But rules are set in motion to lower risk of disease and stuff. Wish people follow the Lord. His love and acceptances our two different things.

Marita Berndt
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6 months ago

❤🧡💛💚💙💜

QuirkyKiwiQueen
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6 months ago

I've seen this photo quite a few times online and I always love it. Great witty t-shirts! 👏 ❤️

SK Bruning
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6 months ago

And God said….(because He loves you!)

Robert Giese
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6 months ago

Awwww, what a mother's love must do for someone in a situation like that. But how scary it must have been for some parents, particularly back then.

Micah Chips
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6 months ago (edited)

I WISH THIS WAS MY MOM :O

Becky B B
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6 months ago

I have tears of sadness and tears of joy. I lost a very beloved friend to AIDS in that year he had never been able to come out because so few did then. We have come so far. How I wish you could be here to celebrate. You were so bright, highly intelligent, outrageously funny. A Gem only rarely ever discovered.

Christine Gann
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2 months ago

I'm so sorry you lost a good friend. A true friend is a gem indeed. Rare and hard to find!!

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Moezzzz
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6 months ago

I love these t shirts!

T.Milly
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6 months ago

Love the shirts!

Jane Maxwell
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1 month ago

Yep. In the 1980’s nobody cared what you did or who you were with. We minded our own business. Lifestyles weren’t shoved down each other throats. We did our own thing and nobody cared. It was nice back then.

Barbara E Johnson
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1 month ago

Love, love, ❤️

Kristen Lee
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3 months ago

I LOVE THIS!!

Anna Gabrielle Borbolla-Menare
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3 months ago

cool mom

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Beachbum
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5 months ago

Love it!

Brenda
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5 months ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Holly Bee
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5 months ago

Parenting gooaaaals

Livia Hubler
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6 months ago

a lot of adults say that u either female or male or u confused

Marsha Cain
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6 months ago

So beautiful!!!

Ramona Jackson
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6 months ago

I love this!

Keisha
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6 months ago

I LOVE this.

Thecoolbonnie
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6 months ago

This is AWESOME!

[email protected]
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6 months ago

Best kind of support.

TahJia Williams
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6 months ago

Awwww❤❤❤❤❤

L Shaw
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6 months ago

Love it ♥️ Fail to understand what is so upsetting to people .

Topaz wolf Zzz
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6 months ago

oo

Terrie Keogh
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6 months ago

🧡💚💙💛💜

Gabrielle braswell
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6 months ago

Ok this is positivity adorable

Robbb
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6 months ago

Funny 😂🤣

Pjerrot
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6 months ago

Yeah!!!!💪🏼👏👏👏👏Love & Pride🌈

Dana Graves
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6 months ago

Excellent statements 👌

Giles Gallie
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6 months ago

[Pauline] when you love and respect yourself, you know the meaning of love and respect for others.

KC Nordquist
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6 months ago

❤❤❤

SirDigbyChickenCaesar
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6 months ago

That's what real love looks like.

Joanne Humphreys
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6 months ago

What a great photograph 🐨🇦🇺🦘🌈🌟

KurtCobainofficiallmao
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6 months ago

love this

Wendy Hamilton
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6 months ago

Awesome!

Terri Owens
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6 months ago

EPIC!!!

Christine Jemison
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6 months ago

Best mom ever😊😊😊😊😊

lucygoosey0903
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6 months ago

Yes!

Tempest
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5 months ago

I dont know any straight people who dis use their sex lives with their parents and so on.

Linh Ngüyën
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5 months ago

She doesn't*

survivalrhino
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2 months ago

The rhymes is bad

Barb
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2 months ago

🤢

Dancy Chandler
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6 months ago

The fact people can disown their kids for a sexual choice that has nothing to do with their families is the real shame to their name. For you bibley objectors, please stop reading old time porn.

Munchkin
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6 months ago

great... now do a death drop

ljbeanfield
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5 months ago

Huh

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Tempest
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Why is informing your mother of your sex life so important. Straght people don't run and announce that.

Chris berkley
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2 weeks ago

Because straight people don't have too, you ignorant waste of chromosomes

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As they "drop the mic."

backatya
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well maybe you should

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Ewww! Gross!..... They have matching hair cuts!!!......lmao you thought I was being bigoted admit it!

Patchouli Knowledge
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Well guess you don't have religion that's why you don't ask

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Ewww

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opabinia and the bois supporting lgbt rights the-bois-2...32-png.jpg the-bois-2-6230e16ec2632-png.jpg

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Straight people do not walk into a room and pronounce to the room- hey everyone, I'm straight!! I don't walk into a room-hey everybody, I'm gay!! I hired some new employees and one of them walked into the room-Hey everyone, I'm non gendered non binary!! Honestly, in this day and age, no one really cares to know what you are or what you do in private. When I hold hands with my husband or hug and kiß him after he lands after his four week tour, people can kinda figure it out. Gueß what, people really don't care.

bee_
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6 months ago

I think your employee was just stating that they're non-binary so people would use the correct pronouns. Stating your sexuality is different from stating your gender identity, especially if you're not cis.

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Both dummies

Bayou Billy
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What's it like being a living dinosaur?

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She Was 11 When WWI Started, 36 When WWII Started, 74 When Star Wars Released And 116 When Covid-19 Started. And Her Name Is Kane Tanaka As The World’s Oldest Living Person At Age 118 Years

She Was 11 When WWI Started, 36 When WWII Started, 74 When Star Wars Released And 116 When Covid-19 Started. And Her Name Is Kane Tanaka As The World’s Oldest Living Person At Age 118 Years

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6 months ago

Impressive! She looks amazing

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A Member Of The Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) Poses For The Camera While Holding A Puppy He Saved During World War 1, 1918

A Member Of The Harlem Hellfighters (369th Infantry Regiment) Poses For The Camera While Holding A Puppy He Saved During World War 1, 1918

The Harlem Hellfighters was a regiment made up of decorated Black soldiers who fought as part of the French army because the U.S. did not allow Black soldiers to fight alongside white soldiers. The French accepted the Harlem Hellfighters with open arms and did not racially segregate them.

During World War 1, they fought on the front lines for 191 days, longer than any other American unit. And as a result, suffered the most casualties of any American regiment—losing approximately 1,500 men. Despite the heavy death toll and the poor replacement system, the Harlem Hellfighters never lost a trench or a foot of ground to the enemy; none of them became prisoners of war. Not only were they one of the most successful regiments of World War 1, but they also helped bring Jazz to France.

Upon returning home, the Harlem Hellfighters received a welcome parade in New York City; a privilege that was denied to them before they had left for war. However, the celebrations were short lived as the summer of 1919 became known as the Red Summer, in which the country saw some of the worst racial violence since the Civil War.

The Harlem Hellfighters who dreamed of returning home to a place that would finally treat them with respect and as equal human beings, quickly realized that nothing had changed at all.

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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6 months ago

Sometimes I am appalled by my country. These brave men should have been awarded medals and given all the accommodations they needed when they got home to the USA

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Authorities have long understood the power of visuals too. "I think in politics, whether that be governments, parties and such, most use images to convey a message and also to influence an emotional response with people," Jefferies said.

"An example that comes to mind is a poster by the UK Conservative Party from the 1979 election campaign in the UK showing queues of people outside an employment office sign with words above saying 'Labour Isn't Working.' This poster and image struck a huge chord on the back of the period known as the 'winter of discontent' which had seen large numbers of strikes and rising unemployment. The image itself is fabricated but chimed into a feeling of disillusionment over the Labour government's handling of the crisis led by James Callaghan."

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An Upset Little Patient After A Visit To The Dentist, 1920s

An Upset Little Patient After A Visit To The Dentist, 1920s

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6 months ago

Yelp Review, those days.

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Spanish Flu, 1918. Family Portrait

Spanish Flu, 1918. Family Portrait

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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Bet they had anti masker morons then too!

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I Find Comfort Knowing That More Than 140 Years Ago People Were Taking Silly Pictures Of Their Pets, 1875

I Find Comfort Knowing That More Than 140 Years Ago People Were Taking Silly Pictures Of Their Pets, 1875

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Lewis Fisher Wells
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6 months ago

best boy

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Jefferies thinks the poster also played a part in Margaret Thatcher coming to power in 1979 and pointed out it has since been adapted and parodied by satirists and other political parties.

"The poster seems to have embedded itself into the collective public memory and it's really fascinating to think about how one simple image can have long-lasting effects and also be used as a representation of that period of history," Jefferies explained.

In 2012, during the United States Presidential Election, the Republican Party even used a variation of the poster, with the slogan 'Obama isn't working' instead of 'Labour isn't working.'

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Little Boy About To Receive A Dog For His Birthday (1955)

Little Boy About To Receive A Dog For His Birthday (1955)

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6 months ago

Aww!

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17 Year-Old Juliane Koepcke Was Sucked Out Of An Airplane In 1971 After It Was Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning. She Fell 2 Miles To The Ground, Strapped To Her Seat And Survived After She Endured 10 Days In The Amazon Jungle

17 Year-Old Juliane Koepcke Was Sucked Out Of An Airplane In 1971 After It Was Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning. She Fell 2 Miles To The Ground, Strapped To Her Seat And Survived After She Endured 10 Days In The Amazon Jungle

After ten days, she found a boat moored near a shelter, and found the boat's fuel tank still partly full. Koepcke poured the gasoline on her wounds, an action which succeeded in removing the maggots from her arm. Out of 93 passengers and crew, Juliane was the only survivor of the Lansa flight 508 crash that took place December 24th, 1971.

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T. D. Bostick
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6 months ago

What do we say to the god of death? Not today.

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A Newly-Born Lamb Snuggles Up To A Boy, 1940

A Newly-Born Lamb Snuggles Up To A Boy, 1940

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Sonja
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6 months ago

can I get an Awwww? Awwww...

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Protestor At Gay Rights Demonstration In 1970

Protestor At Gay Rights Demonstration In 1970

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WilvanderHeijden
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6 months ago

Just as actual in 2022.

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In 2006, Professor Anna Pegler-Gordon, already talked about visual media being more accessible to students than the written record. Pegler-Gordon's students were saying that images give concrete shape to a world that sometimes seems intangible and they appreciated the immediacy of the image, which often conveys information quicker than a primary document in an unfamiliar language.

However, as valuable as images can be to our learning process, Pegler-Gordon also pointed out that we should be careful about the way we consume them; we should not only pay close attention to an image's production and circulation, but also to the responses of the image's audience, for example. In most cases, this information cannot be learned from the image itself, and supplementary material is needed.

#13

“You!” – Princess Diana Meets Comedian Rowan Atkinson In 1984

“You!” – Princess Diana Meets Comedian Rowan Atkinson In 1984

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Tuna Fish
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6 months ago

I love how she looks in every photo. Such a real person. Never too good to be a normal human and show love for the people who she admires.

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A Young Barack Obama With His Mother On Halloween (1964)

A Young Barack Obama With His Mother On Halloween (1964)

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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6 months ago

Adorable! I miss this guy

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Dad Showing Off His Skill To The Surprise Of His Little Daughter In Melbourne, Australia, 1940s

Dad Showing Off His Skill To The Surprise Of His Little Daughter In Melbourne, Australia, 1940s

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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6 months ago

Love that face

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Albert Einstein Wearing Fuzzy Slippers, 1950s

Albert Einstein Wearing Fuzzy Slippers, 1950s

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GlassHalfWay
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6 months ago

Sassy, but classy

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"With anything history-related, and I think this a good practice to have with most things, do check the source!" Jefferies said. "All good and reputable accounts will refer to the catalog number of the archives, museum or such, about where something is taken from. We're in an age of photo editing software which is improving all the time but if a catalog number is provided, you can check the original content."

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The Last Photo Taken Of Hachikō, A Japanese Akita Dog Remembered For His Unwavering Loyalty To His Owner

The Last Photo Taken Of Hachikō, A Japanese Akita Dog Remembered For His Unwavering Loyalty To His Owner

Hachikō belonged to professor Eizaburo Ueno who lived in Shibuya and taught at Tokyo Imperial University during the early 1920s. Every day, Ueno would walk to Shibuya station with Hachikō and take the train to work. Once he was done for the day, he would take the train back and return to the station at precisely 3 pm. Hachikō would always be there waiting patiently to accompany the professor home. One day, Ueno suffered a stroke and never arrived at the station. Hachikō went to the station every day for 9 years until his death in 1935. A statue of Hachikō is installed outside Tokyo's Shibuya station, in Japan. In 2015, another Hachiko statue got erected at Tokyo university to celebrate the faithful dog’s 80th death anniversary. They reunited Hachiko with his master, professor Ueno.

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Red Hair Blue Soul
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6 months ago (edited)

Goodest Boi

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In The Mid-1950's, Italian Shoemakers Were Selling "Defense Shoes", Complete With Spurs On Toes And Heels To Kick Away Offensive Sex Pests, Especially In Rome

In The Mid-1950's, Italian Shoemakers Were Selling "Defense Shoes", Complete With Spurs On Toes And Heels To Kick Away Offensive Sex Pests, Especially In Rome

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Damon
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6 months ago

Why don’t they still make these?

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These Twins Toddlers On A Russian Street Are So Well Protected Against The Cold That They Look Like Penguins, 1968

These Twins Toddlers On A Russian Street Are So Well Protected Against The Cold That They Look Like Penguins, 1968

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Mama Penguin
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6 months ago

Aww those cheeks!

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Marriage Advice For Young Ladies From A Suffragette, 1918. The Pamphlet Is On Display At The Pontypridd Museum In Wales. The Suffragette Is Unknown

Marriage Advice For Young Ladies From A Suffragette, 1918. The Pamphlet Is On Display At The Pontypridd Museum In Wales. The Suffragette Is Unknown

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WilvanderHeijden
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6 months ago

50% of BP topics covered in one picture.

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The historian said sources such as the Imperial War Museum, National Archives, Time, etc. are well known and reputable places. "It's always good to get an idea of what is trustworthy, so ask around. Soon, you'll pick up how to look at images and what to look for. I'd definitely say checking its citing saying where it's come from with a catalog number is a good start. Of course, photographs have been manipulated since photography was invented, but experts can usually spot these fakes and this will be accounted for in catalogs. It's all part of the fun of research!"

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Can We Just Acknowledge The Fact That These Two Were Married For 74 Years? I Can't Imagine Being Coupled With Someone For That Amount Of Time And Then Losing Them. She Must Be Absolutely Devastated

Can We Just Acknowledge The Fact That These Two Were Married For 74 Years? I Can't Imagine Being Coupled With Someone For That Amount Of Time And Then Losing Them. She Must Be Absolutely Devastated

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Bobby
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6 months ago

I never saw a picture of him young before. He was quite handsome as a young man

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Startled Bystander At The Annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 1994

Startled Bystander At The Annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, 1994

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Nathaniel
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6 months ago

She's seen things.....

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My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma & Grandpa. Taken The Summer After Their High School Graduation In 1950

My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma & Grandpa. Taken The Summer After Their High School Graduation In 1950

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Stoopham McFernybabes
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6 months ago

They are so young and cute!

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Princess Diana Dancing With John Travolta At A White House Dinner, 1985

Princess Diana Dancing With John Travolta At A White House Dinner, 1985

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KMill
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6 months ago

Hitch: “Don’t you bite your lip!”

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Jefferies added that sometimes people can be put off by history, thinking it's just memorizing dates and spending an eternity in cold archives. But that's not necessarily the case. "In reality, it's about using a multitude of sources, such as images, to understand that the past is not so far away and that these people felt the same things we did," he explained.

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Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936

The man was later identified to be August Landmesser who joined the Nazi party in 1931, believing that doing so would help him land a job during a poor economy. However, in 1934, as fate would have it, Landmesser fell in love with a Jewish women named Irma Eckler.

A year later they became engaged but their marriage application was denied by newly enacted Nuremberg laws which prohibited marriages between Jews and non-Jews. This however, did not deter them from having children, and Eckler gave birth to their first daughter, Ingrid, in 1935.

Two years later, Landmesser and his wife and daughter attempted to flee Germany to Denmark but were apprehended by authorities. Landmesser was charged with "dishonoring the race" but was later acquitted due to lack of evidence and was just ordered to end his relationship with Eckler.

However, he refused to abandon his wife and was eventually arrested again in 1938. This time he was sentenced to hard labor for 3-years at a nearby concentration camp. It was the last time he would see his wife and daughter.

Eckler was sent to prison where she gave birth to their second daughter, Irene. From there, she was sent to a concentration camp where she was eventually murdered in 1942.

Landmesser was released from his duties in 1941 and was eventually drafted to fight against the Allies. He was sent on the most dangerous missions due to his "criminal past". He was eventually killed in action in Croatia in 1944.

The two daughters were placed with foster parents and survived the war.

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Miztre
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6 months ago

Gosh, how sad and tragic.

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US Soldier Shakes Hand With A Dog In Luxembourg During The Battle Of Bulge, 1944

US Soldier Shakes Hand With A Dog In Luxembourg During The Battle Of Bulge, 1944

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Florence
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6 months ago

good boy

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The Famous Photo Of Lady Diana Falling Asleep During An Official Royal Engagement, 1981. She Was Actually Pregnant With Prince William At The Time, However Her Pregnancy Had Yet To Be Announced

The Famous Photo Of Lady Diana Falling Asleep During An Official Royal Engagement, 1981. She Was Actually Pregnant With Prince William At The Time, However Her Pregnancy Had Yet To Be Announced

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Bardhi's Dad
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6 months ago

Sleeping beauty!

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#28

Sometimes Little Help Is All You Need, 1945

Sometimes Little Help Is All You Need, 1945

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kori
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6 months ago

aww <3

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"They fell in and out of love, they laughed, they cried, they had favorite foods, etc. One story I always remember is going to Pompeii at age 17 and seeing graffiti on the wall that dated from Roman times. I asked the tour guide what it said as it was in Latin, and she told me it said something like 'Marcus has a giant penis.' Suddenly realizing the fact that people from almost 2,000 years ago made dick jokes made them seem that much more real."

So if you're moved by these pictures, continue digging. Who knows what gems you might uncover!

#29

A Knocker-Upper Was Someone Whose Sole Purpose Was To Wake People Up During A Time When Alarm Clocks Were Expensive And Not Very Reliable

A Knocker-Upper Was Someone Whose Sole Purpose Was To Wake People Up During A Time When Alarm Clocks Were Expensive And Not Very Reliable

In this photo, Mary Smith earned six pence a week using a pea shooter to shoot dried peas at the windows of sleeping workers in east london, 1930s. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up.

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Sofia Gonzalez
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6 months ago

That's really cool!!

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Ducklings Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy In 1956

Ducklings Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy In 1956

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CV Vir
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6 months ago

I would guess that is an iron lung replacement device.

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Woman Cutting Her Birthday Cake In Tehran, Iran, 1973

Woman Cutting Her Birthday Cake In Tehran, Iran, 1973

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WilvanderHeijden
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6 months ago

She would be stoned to death in Tehran, Iran 2022.

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A Group Of People Pose For A Photo Whilst Wearing Face Masks During The Second Wave Of The Spanish Flu In California, 1918

A Group Of People Pose For A Photo Whilst Wearing Face Masks During The Second Wave Of The Spanish Flu In California, 1918

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WilvanderHeijden
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6 months ago

Why didn't we have this law in 2020? "Wear a mask or go to jail."

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#33

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

A French Woman With Her Baguette And Six Bottles Of Wine, Paris, France, 1945

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Julia Atkinson
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6 months ago

"No-one will look twice at my blood-spattered apron if I carry a huge baguette," thought Claudine as she returned to the apartment where her husband lay dead with a knife through his heart

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#34

She's In Someone's Locket, 1940s

She's In Someone's Locket, 1940s

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Heather Lambie
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6 months ago

🥰

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Steve And Terri Irwin, 1992

Steve And Terri Irwin, 1992

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Ladon Hopkins
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6 months ago

Love this picture!

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#36

David Bowie Performs To A Huge Crowd In 1983

David Bowie Performs To A Huge Crowd In 1983

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Madeleine Flowers
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6 months ago

When I had only seen the top half and not the title, I thought it was a giant field of flowers and tulips in many colors.

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A Koala Drinks From A Spoon, Australia, 1900

A Koala Drinks From A Spoon, Australia, 1900

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kori
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6 months ago

how cute!

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#38

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Calling Their Moms After Winning The Oscar For Good Will Hunting, 1997

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Calling Their Moms After Winning The Oscar For Good Will Hunting, 1997

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Sofia Gonzalez
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6 months ago

Mom must be the first told! The pride in their voices is the most rewarding thing!

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#39

Keanu Reeves Photographed By Willy Rizzo, In Paris, 2003

Keanu Reeves Photographed By Willy Rizzo, In Paris, 2003

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Antonia
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6 months ago

he can put his feet on my table anytime ...

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A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, 1930s

A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, 1930s

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Cheyanne Pavan
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6 months ago

Obviously off-topic, but I love the font/handwriting on the poster!

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Nurses Showing A Set Of Newly Born Triplets To A Surprised Father In A New York City Hospital, 1946. Photo By Keystone-France

Nurses Showing A Set Of Newly Born Triplets To A Surprised Father In A New York City Hospital, 1946. Photo By Keystone-France

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Celesta
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6 months ago

I can't blame him. Even if they'd know it was twins, which at the time might have been iffy, the shock of a surprise THIRD baby would knock most people for a loop.

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#42

Kangaroo Hits A Photographer For Trying To Photograph Him, 1967, England

Kangaroo Hits A Photographer For Trying To Photograph Him, 1967, England

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Monika Rhodes
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6 months ago

'I said, no photos!'

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#43

Safety Regulations In The 1960s

Safety Regulations In The 1960s

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T. D. Bostick
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6 months ago

And reasonable people were getting on these things?

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#44

Wholesome Pictures Of Young Jfk Playing With His Best Friend Lem Billings Who Was Gay

Wholesome Pictures Of Young Jfk Playing With His Best Friend Lem Billings Who Was Gay

Though there has never been any proof of homosexual activity between them, JFK would often, even when married, share a bedroom with Billings.

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Florence
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6 months ago

hmmmmmmm that’s a lil sus lol

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#45

Rowan Atkinson With His 1981 Aston Martin Vantage

Rowan Atkinson With His 1981 Aston Martin Vantage

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fire bug
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6 months ago

Bean!

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#46

Frida Kahlo Painting In Bed, 1950s

Frida Kahlo Painting In Bed, 1950s

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Mazer
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6 months ago

I can not imagine the intractable pain she must have been in

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San Francisco's Lombard Street In 1975

San Francisco's Lombard Street In 1975

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Julia Atkinson
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