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Rare Historic Photographs

Rare Historic Photographs

The Lincoln photo - president is way too stressful a job. The flapper & auto photo is gorgeous.

Saw this a long time ago, if all the facts are correct, this is freaky!

Coincidence? I think not!

Saw this a long time ago, if all the facts are correct, this is freaky!

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

46 First Ladies of the United States of America: Edith Wilson

46 First Ladies of the United States of America

46 First Ladies of the United States of America: Edith Wilson

In Allen County, Kentucky sits a cellar with a doubly deadly past. Not long before the Civil War, a house stood at the site, owned by a married couple who kept 15 slaves. The slaves lived in an outbuilding at the back of the house, but when the slave owner decided they were out of line, he’d take them to the basement. He’d shackle them to the wall, often for days, until he figured they’d learned their lesson.When war broke out, most of the slaves escaped, except for two that happened to be…

In Allen County, Kentucky sits a cellar with a doubly deadly past. Not long before the Civil War, a house stood at the site, owned by a married couple who kept 15 slaves. The slaves lived in an outbuilding at the back of the house, but when the slave owner decided they were out of line, he’d take them to the basement. He’d shackle them to the wall, often for days, until he figured they’d learned their lesson.When war broke out, most of the slaves escaped, except for two that happened to be…

Alameda Insane Asylum - Outside of stories of rampant abuse and numerous suicides, not a lot is known about the old asylum, only that it's approx. 100 yrs old and has been abandoned for some time. There are, however, many ghost stories involving the old hospital and it is said to be one of the most haunted places in California. Reported paranormal activity includes, loud screams, the feeling of being watched and stood over, a variety apparitions and curtains opening and closing on their own.

Alameda Insane Asylum - Outside of stories of rampant abuse and numerous suicides, not a lot is known about the old asylum, only that it's approx. 100 yrs old and has been abandoned for some time. There are, however, many ghost stories involving the old hospital and it is said to be one of the most haunted places in California. Reported paranormal activity includes, loud screams, the feeling of being watched and stood over, a variety apparitions and curtains opening and closing on their own.

FAKE: Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House. FACT: This is a modern photo of mannequins at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois (note the man in modern clothes walking in the background.)

FAKE: Daguerreotype of Lincoln and his family in front of the White House. FACT: This is a modern photo of mannequins at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois (note the man in modern clothes walking in the background.)

US Slave: “We Are Literally Slaves”: An Early Twentieth-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight

US Slave: “We Are Literally Slaves”: An Early Twentieth-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight

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