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Two women buying cocaine capsules from their dealer, the lookout is standing in the background, Berlin 1929
A Tsam Mask Dance at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, ca. 1925
Las Vegas in 1906
Duke Kahanamoku, the man who popularized surfing around the world, in Hawaii, 1920
A daguerreotype of a man being arrested in France in 1847. This is believed to be the first ever news photograph.
Helen Hulick, a woman who defied a judge’s order and wore slacks in court, earning her a five-day jail sentence in Los Angeles, California 1938
4.5 megabytes of data in 62,500 punched cards, USA, 1955
A young prisoner being tortured in a forced labor camp in Georgia in 1932 by being tied to a pickaxe handle
A Spanish police officer guards the wreckage of two Boeing 747 airliners that collided and burned on the runway of Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport in the Canary Islands on March 27, 1977, killing 583 people - the worst aviation disaster in history
Anti-aircraft fire at the Battle of Okinawa, March 1945. Photograph by W. Eugene Smith
Marcus Sarjeant firing six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth during the Trooping The Colour ceremony in London, June 13, 1981
Funeral service for the nine unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy at Oakridge Cemetery in Chicago, June 12, 1981
An FBI agent, wearing only a pair of swim trunks per the hijackers' instructions, carries a case containing a $1 million ransom to the opened door of a hijacked Delta DC8 jet in Miami, Florida, July 31, 1972
The Dalai Lama (age 4) being enthroned as the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, February 22, 1940
Museum staff cleaning an elephant skin for display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, June 1933
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy during the filming of "The Finishing Touch", 1927
A time exposure of violinist Jascha Heifitz playing with a light attached to the end of his bow, photographed by Gjon Mili in New York, 1952
Douglas Fairbanks directing “Robin Hood” with giant megaphone for giving instructions to crowds of extras, 1922
Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his first wife Navarana Mequpaluk ca. 1912. Freuchen was once trapped in ice for 30 hours and escaped by making a chisel out of his own frozen feces. Not only that, he then amputated his frostbitten toes with pincers and a hammer
Salvador Dalí walking his pet anteater in Paris, 1969
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on June 15, 1991
A bloody footprint left by Susan Atkins at the scene of the Sharon Tate murders in Los Angeles, 1969
Elin Wägner standing next to roughly 350,000 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914
Soldiers learning to walk again with artificial limbs in Pusan, Korea. January 23, 1952
British WWI troops at night carrying duckboards up to the front lines, Cambrai, France. January 12, 1917
Smoking a giant pipe at the Yale University Pipe Smoking Contest, 1959
Baxter Street Alley in New York City, 1888 - photograph by Jacob Riis
Participants in the Stanford Prison Experiment, August 1971
The offices of the Central Social Institution of Prague, April 26, 1937
Two soldiers (Privates George H. Sumner and Peter Welsh) lie dead after a gunfight in front of a saloon in Hays, Kansas, 1873
The Golden Gate Bridge under construction, San Francisco, California, 1936
New York City Mayor William J. Gaynor moments after being shot in the throat in an attempted assassination, August 9, 1910
The house where Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven" in 1844, near the current day corner of West 84th Street and Broadway in New York City
The last photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin before his death, 1923
Project engineers demonstrating the cantilever principles of the Forth Bridge in Scotland, 1887
"Aunt Fanny's Cabin" an Atlanta, Georgia plantation-themed restaurant that, as recently as the 1980s, featured young African-American "menu boys" with sign boards hung around their necks who would dance and announce the menu
Early prototype of the first Soviet night vision goggles, ca. 1940
Burying the dead after the Wounded Knee Massacre, 1891
Nine kings at the funeral of King Edward VII, photographed on 20 May 1910
Night spear fishing in Hawaii, 1948. Fishermen made torches out of kukui nuts wrapped in leaves on top of a lamaku, a large torch made out of the midrib of a coconut leaf.
5.5-inch medium gun firing at night during the offensive in the Odon Valley near Evrecy, France, July 16, 1944
Gertrude Ederle entering the water on August 6, 1926 at Cap Gris-Nez, France on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel (her time was 14 hours 31 minutes)
Baksey Cham Krong, Cambodia’s first rock band, 1963
Evelyn McHale (aka "The Most Beautiful Suicide") after committing suicide by jumping from the Empire State Building in New York City - April 30, 1947
The Lincoln Memorial in the process of being assembled, Washington, DC 1922
Illegal alcohol being sold in Berlin, Germany - May 1929
The first known photograph of someone giving the middle finger - baseball pitcher Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn of the Boston Beaneaters flipping off the photographer in a team photo, 1886 (Radbourn is in the back row on the far left)
A 1,000-foot lava fountain in the Mauna Ulu vent area of Kilauea, Hawaii, on December 30, 1969
The wreck of the Arden Craig by Francis James Mortimer, 1911
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people in chains at Wyndham Prison, Australia, 1902
The first and last (so far!) photographs taken by humans on the moon, 1969 and 1972
An enormous ocean sunfish (Mola mola), caught at Santa Catalina Island, California on April 1st, 1910. Its weight was estimated at 3,500 pounds (1,590 kg)
The execution of Ruth Snyder on January 12, 1928 - this is first photograph of an execution by electric chair
"The Gadget", the first nuclear bomb detonated at the Trinity test site in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945
The first known photograph of a member of the British Royal Family - Prince Albert in 1842
US Marine rocket-launching trucks in action on Iwo Jima, February 28, 1945
Former Disney mousketeer Annette Funicello with her custom painted purple 1957 Thunderbird
Julius Popper hunting for members of indigenous tribes as part of the Selk’nam genocide in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, 1896
Manuel Granero Valls being fatally gored by a bull during a bullfight in Madrid, Spain, May 7, 1922
The atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima, Japan photographed by Toshio Fukada approximately 20 minutes after the blast from about 2 miles (3.2 km) away, August 6, 1945
Mahatma Gandhi meeting Charlie Chaplin in London, England on September 22, 1931
Reeds being harvested on the Norfolk Broads, England, 1886
The Berlin Wall at Bernauer Straße, West Berlin, 1967
President Theodore Roosevelt visiting Atlanta, Georgia in 1905
Wenseslao Moguel aka "El Fusilado ("The Executed One") who survived a firing squad in 1915 appearing on the Ripley's Believe it or Not radio show on July 16, 1937
The hand of a sea captain branded with the letters “S.S.’’ for slave stealer, as punishment for trying to help slaves escape from Florida to Massachusetts, 1845
A boxing match on board the USS Oregon, 1897
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi ducking a rifle butt attack by a Sri Lankan sailor during an honor guard in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 30, 1987
The first photograph of an amputation - Sergeant Antonio Bustos having his leg amputated during the Mexican-American War by surgeon Pedro Vander Linden (who is holding the amputated leg) - April 18, 1847
A photograph taken during a night bombing raid on Hamburg, Germany, July 24-25, 1943
The canals of Venice, Italy being drained and cleaned, 1956
Tracer ammunition being fired from Bren guns over the heads of troops crossing a lake in collapsible boats, during a night exercise at Llanberis in Wales, 7 May 1942
B-26 Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft fire, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943.
The first ever rocket launched at Cape Canaveral, July 24, 1950. The "RTV-G-4 Bumper" rocket was used to study problems pertaining to two-stage, high-speed rockets.
Drivers and Mules in a coal mine in Gary, West Virginia, September 1908
An Ibo soldier in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War, April 1968 - photograph by Don McCullin
The execution of Nazi war criminal Claus Karl Schilling at Landsberg Prison, Germany on May 28, 1946
Ernst Kurt Lisso, the Deputy Mayor of Leipzig, and his family after committing suicide by cyanide to avoid capture by US troops, April 18, 1945
Jimi Hendrix playing guitar, being watched by Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith of The Monkees, 1967
Orlando, Florida 1904 (the Hotel San Juan on Orange Avenue)
Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the film Blackmail with actress Anny Ondra, 1929
Earthquake damage in Anchorage, Alaska, March 27, 1964
The opening day of the Holland Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey, November 13, 1927
An inflatable King Kong on the Empire State Building to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie - April 14, 1983
Artillery shells from a single day of Allied creeping bombardment of German lines along the Somme, 1916
The Beatles playing to an audience of 18 people at the Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, England on December 9th, 1961
The navigator-plotter of the Victor B.1 XH928 at RAF Cottesmore, England seen in position through the window of the visual bomb aiming position, June 1959
School for Geisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1951
Praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, 1870
Survivor of the Irish Potato Famine photographed by photographer John Gregory Crace in 1853
Eugène Weidmann, the last person to be publicly executed by guillotine, being led by the trunk that would be used to transport his body, June 17, 1939 in Versailles, France. He had been convicted of six murders.
A victim of smallpox in New York City, 1881 (nsfw)
In honor of Thanksgiving - a picture from the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 27, 1924
German-speaking Mennonite refugees from the Soviet Union with indigenous neighbors near the Fernheim Colony in northwest Paraguay in 1930
Slave auction house in Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
Princess Margaret of England in the bath, 1962
Suffragette Dora Thewlis arrested for being part of a plan to break into the Houses of Parliament, London, March 20, 1907
Molson family brewery after the Great Fire of 1852, Montreal, Canada
The so-called "magic bullet" from the John F. Kennedy assassination. This is the bullet that went through JFK's throat and then continued through the body and wrist of Governor John Connally who was sitting in front of the president.
Imprisoned Norwegian collaborators exhume bodies of people executed during the war near the Falstad concentration camp, Norway 1945
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