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!

More info: Instagram

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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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Emma Dakin
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3 months ago

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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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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

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."

#3

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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3 months ago

Great!

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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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kori
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3 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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3 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."

#6

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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Subrata Pradhan
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3 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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3 months ago (edited)

Bet they had anti masker morons then too!

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#8

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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3 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.'

#9

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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lucygoosey0903
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3 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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3 months ago

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

Robin J
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3 months ago (edited)

Ahhhhhh another GoT fan! I'm in poor health and say this to myself every day!

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Rachel Bluth
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3 months ago

Not only that, she had bad eyesight and lost her glasses AND she had only one shoe so she swapped it constantly to save herself some pain. This story is unbelievable. She is amazing. This little blurb isn't even the half of what she endured.

Nikole
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3 months ago

I feel the glasses part

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Angelar
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3 months ago

Werner Herzog made the documentary "Wings of Hope" about her ordeal, because he himself was supposed to be on that flight...

Elaine N
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3 months ago

I was just about to ask.. they need to make a documentary about that horrible event. Any idea where I can watch it from?

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Joeshar
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3 months ago

We want a movie for the strongest girl ever lived.

September
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3 months ago (edited)

The movie about this was made decades ago 😉 It's called, Miracles Still Happen, made in 1974

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Micah
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3 months ago

Her mother was also on the flight. So she did all this with that thought in her head.

Brad Johnson
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3 months ago

Her mother was a botanist and ran a facility in the jungle there. They were on their way to it when the plane crashed. She runs that facility to this day

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Amelia Bee
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3 months ago

Certified badass

Kross T.
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3 months ago

As gross as it is, maggots eat dead flesh. She would have been better off leaving them; if they were there, they were eating necrotizing (dead) tissue in her wounds... stuff that causes infection. Essentially, they're gross, but helping, not hurting.

Magentablu
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3 months ago

Yes, there are those kind of maggots. But in tropical places there are also bad kind of maggots that are parasites that cause infection by living and feeding from living tisue. See myiasis and filaria for starters, bleaches are also a problem. And fleas, ticks and sarcoptosis can be very unhealthy and annoying too

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Lime flavored takis
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3 months ago

I heard her story in detail once in a youtube video! She was taught the gasoline on wounds thing by her father. She was rescued by two dudes that she came across and was able to speak a little bit of spanish to them.

Celesta
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3 months ago (edited)

Why the hell do we not have a major motion picture about this? We have 20 Cars go Vroom but Girl falls feom sky and survived rainforest, not any in the last 20 years

QuirkyKiwiQueen
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3 months ago

Lol at "20 Cars go Vroom" because I'm also not a fan of all those "Fast and Furious" films. There is thankfully a film made about this though.

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Hannah Mae Jensen
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3 months ago

Wow she was amazing im surprised I've never heard of her before.

Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

It was sad, her mother died in the crash. She must have had an amazingly strong will to survive.

Bacony Cakes
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3 months ago

Her mother survived the crash, but died as she was unable to move.

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Perfectly Imperfect
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3 months ago

Wow! What a trauma! I’m gonna need to look this up. I’ve never heard of it and would like to know how she fared!!!

Mazer
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3 months ago

Bad ass!!! Pour gasoline on an open wound. She has all my respect

Linda Bianco
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3 months ago

She is one fierce woman and should serve as an inspiration to all of us!

Ladon Hopkins
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3 months ago

Badass!!

Kantami Blossom
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3 months ago

Why are they wasting time making gender swapped reboots to show "strong women" when badasses like her have amazing stories to tell.

Robert Giese
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3 months ago (edited)

After ten days of non-stop hell and torture...the Amazon finally surrendered and showed Juliane Koepcke the way out.

Monsieur Joey
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3 months ago

Badass girl.

Felicia Dale
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3 months ago

I’d watch this movie. What an incredible person!

Sharon Morris
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3 months ago

Poor little thing. What a horrific experience.

Laura MG
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3 months ago

Yay! Found a book of her story on Kindle!

PitbullmomAF
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3 months ago

Damn, the audio version is German and my German sucks because they all speak great English!

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Kathryn Baylis
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3 months ago (edited)

The sad part is that she located her mother after the crash. Her mother, and several other passengers, were still alive but way more severely wounded. Had the crash happened in a less remote area, they may have been rescued, rushed to the hospital, and possibly lived. But 10 days in the jungle, when you’re badly wounded, means certain death, just not a quick and painless one.

Manu de Sousa
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3 months ago (edited)

This picture is from a movie or something, right? No way she would still look like this after going through all that hell. She is so clean and presentable. Washed hair, clean and intact clothes. Not a scratch. Heck no.

Liam F.
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3 months ago

Damn, I'm impressed. I would probably be the other 92 people on that plane.

Pam Page
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3 months ago

good grief, I need a book or a movie.

Micah Chips
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3 months ago

good news, they have both :))

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Nikole
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3 months ago

Damn girl!

Stephanie IV
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3 months ago

Resilience. Grit. What a story.

Tamra Stiffler
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3 months ago

How does one survive a two mile fall? That's miraculous.

M O'Connell
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3 months ago

As with all falls "it's not the long drop, but the sudden stop." In this case, her terminal velocity was lower due to being strapped to a row of airline seats. The 'stop' was made far less sudden by the jungle canopy, and the upholstery of the seat itself.

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Hope Cows&Chickens
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1 week ago

Teenagers scare the living s**t out of me!

Rose Button 🇺🇦
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3 months ago

Wow! Like a fictional heroine brought to life. You can see in her expression that despite her ordeals she knew she was going to make it.

Mari Bryant
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3 months ago

She poured gas on her wounds? To have gone through all that and never giving up is amazing. She's so strong.

Vicky Zar
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3 months ago

She lost her Mother in that crash but she knew the Jungle so that helped her probably. And her parents were Biologists, studying the Jungle.

Elvira Kreft
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3 months ago

Is there a book ( i would like to read the book)

Frank Lum
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3 months ago

Wow, that’s badass!

Panayiotis Constantinides
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3 months ago

Looks like Lady Gaga

Robert Porter
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3 months ago

How is there no movie for this?

Stephanie IV
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3 months ago

Because surviving this ordeal might not be a happy ending.

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Auntriarch
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3 months ago

I remember reading about that, nightmares for weeks

Liz-ard
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1 month ago

Ok. First : who took that photo? Second : what is that dress made of? From a 2 mile fall into the jungle and no dirt, no scratches or torn pieces… Third : what wounds? Is this a pic from a Hollywood production?

Danielle Bennett
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1 month ago

She was a badass

Charmwashere
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2 months ago

How is this not a movie?

Cooper Terry
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2 months ago

POV her right then to death: f#$% you death I’m out

john smith
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2 months ago

If you have maggots in your wound you have infection. Keep them on and they'll eat the infected skin.

Jennifer Fairall
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2 months ago

I swear I saw a movie about this when I was a kid. I never knew it was a true story until now though!

Landon Mark
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2 months ago

How?

Katie Brown
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2 months ago

I. I never even thought about the possibility that lighting can hit a plane. Omg.

hugh janus
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2 months ago

I need to see this adapted to film

Julia H
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2 months ago

They made a tv show based on her survival, right?

Repo
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2 months ago

She looks like Billie eilish

Storm
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3 months ago

This isn’t a photo of her when she was finally rescued, is it?? She’s so clean and well groomed.

Holly Allen
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3 months ago

How did she not die of shock????

Marsha Cain
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3 months ago

Mcgyvers sister!

GramDB
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3 months ago

WOW!

Cydney Golden
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3 months ago

The NY Times had an article about her a few months ago. I think she's a doctor now.

Susan Connell
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3 months ago

I don't remember this at all.

Mark Morey
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3 months ago

Sorry, Marlene, *this* is a badass.

backatya
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3 months ago

damn it wasn't her time to go

Linda Robinett
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3 months ago

Bad ass

Vonny Browne
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3 months ago

Only a woman…

Pranitha Semitha
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3 months ago

Is it just me or does she look like Billie Eilish?

Mickie Shea
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3 months ago

Incredible story well worth a night read.

Keisha
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3 months ago

Not today Satan,not today. Glad she saved herself.

Draga Millani
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3 months ago

gasoline on an open wound- damn

Eric Lautz
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3 months ago

I believe they made a movie about her as well.

Tony Debski
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3 months ago

WOW....and again....WOW!!!!! Talk about endurance and a HEAP of Luck too!!

Sharon Prentice
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3 months ago

This photo is a still from the very bad movie about her ordeal.

Bad Alchemy
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3 months ago

This is an amazing story. Hasn't anyone ever made a film based on this?

Huzzir Zakaria
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3 months ago

Never say die!

Elizabeth Sundby
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3 months ago

my friend is related to her. wow!

Thecoolbonnie
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3 months ago

Wow. Unbelievable

Emma Jolivet
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3 months ago

Someone PLEASE make a movie out of this

T Pink
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3 months ago

She was blown out, not sucked. Physics matters.

Janet Cox
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3 months ago

wow...exceptional human!

Julie Aaaa
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3 months ago

Damn.😳

Carrie Smigla-Didier
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3 months ago

Wow!!!!

AnnMaria Petrini
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3 months ago

Wow...that's call I can say.

Marita Berndt
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3 months ago

Wow!

Lyone Fein
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3 months ago

She had clearly seen some things.

QuirkyKiwiQueen
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3 months ago

Here's a really good informative page including photos on this tale: https://historydaily.org/the-double-survival-miracle-of-juliane-koepcke

Sarah Welsh
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3 months ago

Savage!

Tracey Carlo
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3 months ago

She looks like a younger Scarlett Johansson.

L Shaw
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3 months ago

I recall well hearing this on the radio.

Laura Schuetz
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3 months ago

Not today

DeeDee Borick Burlington
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3 months ago

I read about this.. horrible but what a survivor

Jaguarundi
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3 months ago

I read about her ordeal in "Reader's Digest" magazine years ago. She survived a horrific experience alone in the jungle.

RC Perry
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3 months ago

God is Sovereign!

Pamela Medlock
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3 months ago

God certainly had plans for her!

Prairiebee
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3 months ago

Is this a movie yet?

September
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3 months ago

Two movies, one in 1974, one in 1998.

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Wendy McNeil
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3 months ago

Was definitely not her time

deadinside
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3 months ago

the og LotF except she's all of them and nobody dies

Jodie Johnson
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3 months ago

The maggots were probably doing her a service, eating necrotic tissue and preventing gangrene. But I totally get wanting to be rid of them!

Bored_Randomツ
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3 months ago

Not all maggots are good, as someone above had pointed out. There are some parasitic ones in some jungles that eat even living flesh, etc, so she did good with her chances by getting rid of them.

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Ellen Rimkus
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3 months ago

So crazy!

churchse21
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3 months ago

This needs to be made into a Netflix 7 episode series!

Allan Kittleson
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3 months ago

--from wounds, leaving healthy tissue alone.

Allan Kittleson
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3 months ago

But maggots are now used to clean decaying flesh f

Bored_Randomツ
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3 months ago

Not all maggots. As someone above mentioned, there are some bad ones in tropical areas that are basically parasites and will eat even living flesh, so she took her odds by removing them.

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Sandy Thomas
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3 months ago

I remember when this happened. She's a very lucky girl.

Cass Malone
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3 months ago

Anyone else thinks Billie Eilish looks like her? And why has a movie not been made about this?

imdb
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3 months ago

I remember this movie!

Damon Tripodi
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3 months ago

sucked? no....

Amy Stone-Chandler
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3 months ago

Why has someone not made a movie about this!?

Bacony Cakes
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3 months ago (edited)

Just read about her earlier today.

JuniorCJ82
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3 months ago

Billie Eilish?

Micah Chips
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3 months ago

i mean, similar facial expression, too.../j

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Guy MacGregor
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3 months ago

She was a candidate

Christina Gomez
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3 months ago

Merry Christmas, you get to live

F8th
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3 months ago

Take a hint already.

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They need to make a movie out of this....no sex, no gayness.....just survival...will be a blockbuster for sure

lazy panda
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3 months ago

Can't make a single comment without being even a little bit of a d**k, huh?

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Marlene Dietrich Is Detained At A Train Station In Paris In 1933 For Violating The Ban On Women Wearing Trousers

Marlene Dietrich Is Detained At A Train Station In Paris In 1933 For Violating The Ban On Women Wearing Trousers

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Florence
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3 months ago

badass

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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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3 months ago

can I get an Awwww? Awwww...

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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.

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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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3 months ago

Just as actual in 2022.

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“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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3 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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#15

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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3 months ago

Adorable! I miss this guy

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#16

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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3 months ago

Love that face

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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."

#17

Albert Einstein Wearing Fuzzy Slippers, 1950s

Albert Einstein Wearing Fuzzy Slippers, 1950s

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GlassHalfWay
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3 months ago

Sassy, but classy

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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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3 months ago (edited)

Goodest Boi

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#19

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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3 months ago

Why don’t they still make these?

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#20

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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3 months ago

Aww those cheeks!

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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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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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3 months ago

50% of BP topics covered in one picture.

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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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3 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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3 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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3 months ago

They are so young and cute!

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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.

#25

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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3 months ago

Hitch: “Don’t you bite your lip!”

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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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3 months ago

Gosh, how sad and tragic.

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#27

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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3 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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3 months ago

Sleeping beauty!

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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

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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3 months ago

aww <3

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#30

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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3 months ago

That's really cool!!

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#31

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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3 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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3 months ago

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

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#33

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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3 months ago

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

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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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3 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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#35

She's In Someone's Locket, 1940s

She's In Someone's Locket, 1940s

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Heather Lambie
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3 months ago

🥰

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#36

Steve And Terri Irwin, 1992

Steve And Terri Irwin, 1992