World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov playing an exhibition game at the XVIII Komsomol Congress, in 1978.
Martha Jane Cannary, better known as Calamity Jane, was a well-known American frontierswoman, sharpshooter, and raconteur.
She was a tobacco-spitting, beer-guzzling, foul-mouthed woman who preferred men’s clothing to dresses. In addition to many exploits she was known for being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok. Late in her life, she appeared in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition
In 1907, a Shipload of 1,000 Immigrant Women From the Baltic Seeking Husbands Came to New York
Apparently rumors had been circulating in Europe that American men couldn’t find wives. With this in mind, just over 1,000 “maids” booked passage on a New York–bound ship that arrived on September 27, 1907.
The Washington Post wrote an article in 1907 on the arrival of 1,000+ women from European countries that came to America seeking husbands. This drew considerable attention from young American men, who waited at the pier for the arrival of their ship the Baltic, so as to catch a glimpse of these women and consider these potential suitors.
Daguerreotypes that shows the style of Victorian girls from the mid-19th century.
Jewish-American soldiers conduct services in Schloss Rheydt, former residence of Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister, in Germany on March 18, 1945
A black U.S. soldier reads a message left by the Việt Cộng during the Vietnam War, the message reads: “U.S. Negro Armymen, you are committing the same ignominious crimes in South Vietnam that the KKK clique is perpetrating against your family at home.”, 1970.
U.S. helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese troops ca. 1965
Spring break in California, 1947
Sign assures people that the business is Russian-owned. Mobs had been attacking shops that they suspected were owned by Germans. London, 1915
Mentally ill patients in England, 1910
“Hydrotherapy treatments consisted of placing patients in baths or steam cabinets for extended periods of time to treat various conditions or simply to calm the patients down. The patients were often not given a choice and were forced to undergo treatment if the patient wasn’t calm.”
Marilyn Monroe in 1951
Pope John Paul II immediately after being shot during a procession in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, Italy. Though critically wounded, the Pope survived four gunshot wounds to his abdomen. May 13, 1981.
St. Pope John Paul II meets with Mehmet Agca, the man who tried to assassinate him, in a Roman prison cell, 1983
Homecoming at the train station, New Hope, Pa, 1945.