20 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

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American POW Lt. Col. Robert Stirm is reunited with his family after 6 years March 17, 1973

Despite outward appearances, the reunion was an unhappy one for Stirm. It is depressing to read that three days before the picture was taken Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm received a letter from his wife that she wanted a divorce. His wife took 140,000 of his pay while he was a POW, took his two younger kids, house, car, 40% of his future pension, and $300 a month in child support. She had to pay back only $1500 of his money used on trips with other men. He fought and lost against her in court. He then had to live with his mom in San Francisco taking care of his older kids. It looks more like Prisoner of Wife.


Tom Torlino, a Navajo youth, as he entered the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1882, and three years later. The school was one of several federally funded boarding schools designed to immerse native children in white culture. Its stated goal: “Kill the Indian, save the man.” (Radiolab)



A Group of Samurai in front of Egypt’s Sphinx, 1864



The Moulin Rouge nightclub at Montmarte, Paris, 1923



Girl looks out over the ruins of Warsaw, 1945 

Warsaw was the most destroyed city in WWII. Manila was second. Not Berlin or Tokyo, or Hiroshima, experienced the same level of destruction as Warsaw.



Bill Murray at John Belushi’s funeral in 1982



U.S. Army Pvt. Elvis Presley (3rd from left) raises his arms along with several other inductees at Fort Chaffee, Ark, 1958



General William Tecumseh Sherman atop his steed Lexington at Federal Fort No. 7, two miles from Atlanta, 1864. A racehorse known for being the fastest four-mile thoroughbred in the U.S., Sherman rode Lexington throughout his scorched-earth Savannah campaign, the March to the Sea.



Hungarian Jews locked inside cattle car destined for a nazi death camp. April 1944



A radioman comforts his friend who just survived a battle during Operation Byrd in which nearly his entire platoon was wiped out Co. A, 2/7, 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile) 1966.



After the armistice agreement, North and South Korean soldiers stand guard at the 38th parallel, korea 1953



Wesel, Germany shows the effects of carpet bombing by the Allies, 1945



The Beatles Making The Cover For Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 30th March 1967 (Cover)



Marie Doro – Actress June 1902



A display of US small arms at Fort Benning 1950



Two lumberjacks and a big tree in the Pacific Northwest 1915



Two Germans accused of having violated the law against sexual relations between Jews and Gentiles – Hamburg The woman’s sign: “At this place I am the greatest swine for I laid with a Jew” The man’s: As a Jewish youth I always take only German girls to my room” , Germany, July 27, 1933 

The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour prohibited marriages and extramarital intercourse between Jews and Germans, and forbade the employment of German females under 45 in Jewish households. The Reich Citizenship Law declared that only those of German or related blood were eligible to be Reich citizens; the remainder were classed as state subjects, without citizenship rights



Holy Communion in NYC, 1944 by Alfred Eisenstaedt



Jewish service in Joseph Goebbels’ former residence (circa 1945)

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