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This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

This Picture of Boston, Circa 1860, Is the World’s Oldest Surviving Aerial Photo

Oldest Aerial Photograph "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It," aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Wikimedia) “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It,” aerial photograph from October 1860 (via Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Brighton Ctr Police Station 1965. Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after the town of Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. For its first 160 years Brighton was part of Cambridge and was known as “Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its eastern end. Brighton separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute and was later annexed to Boston, in 1874.

Brighton Ctr Police Station 1965. Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after the town of Brighton in the English city of Brighton and Hove. For its first 160 years Brighton was part of Cambridge and was known as “Little Cambridge." Throughout much of its early history it was a rural town with a significant commercial center at its eastern end. Brighton separated from Cambridge in 1807 after a bridge dispute and was later annexed to Boston, in 1874.

Apollo 11 Launch July 16, 1969.

Father and son observe Apollo 11 launch, the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 1969 ~ photograph by Ralph Crane

Having a rough day? Watch this: "Cancer Patient, 7, Scores Heartwarming Touchdown." (Courtesy CBS News)

Cancer patient, 7, scores heartwarming touchdown

7 yr old cancer patient, Jack Hoffman, scores a 69 yard touchdown in the 2013 Nebraska Spring Game

Victorian cross dressers "Fanny" and "Stella."  Fanny and Stella’s real names were Frederick Park, 22, and Ernest Boulton, 21.  They were charged and could have faced up to 10 years in prison, but the case against them collapsed.

Arrested for cross-dressing! Meet Fanny and Stella, the Victorian gentlemen charged with the 'unnatural offence' of being transvestites

Notorious transvestites who scandalized London in Fanny & Stella. The two men spent 4 months in jail awaiting trial. Despite the fact that their apartment had been under surveillance for a year, the prosecution case was weak and the men were acquitted.

Egypt circa 1920's...

54 Amazing Photos Documented Everyday Life of Egypt from the Late to Early Centuries

Here Are The International Borders Around The World

Here Are The International Borders Around The World

Here Are The International Borders Around The World-Write a short story about one of these pictures and a person trying to get from one country to another one. Where are they wanting to go? Why are they leaving their country?

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Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1843 – July was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Photo - Library of Congress circa 1865

"When Chocolate was Medicine": Chocolate has not always been the common confectionary we experience today. When it first arrived from the Americas into Europe in the 17th century it was a rare and mysterious substance, thought more of as a drug than as a food. Christine Jones traces the history and literature of its reception.

When Chocolate was Medicine: Colmenero, Wadsworth and Dufour

The newly liberated French citizens mock and spit on a German POW as he’s escorted by members of the French resistance, 1944

The newly liberated French citizens mock and spit on a German POW as he’s escorted by members of the French resistance, 1944

1950's MBTA Red Line train in MA state colors crossing the Charles, Boston, MA

MTA Red Line train in Mass state colors crossing the Charles River, Boston, Mass.

Child cotton picker, photo by Lewis W. Hine Before the 1940s, most farmers did not own land, but worked as sharecroppers. The whole family was essential to help with the harvest, and poor families took on extra work. Everyone pitched in, because survival depended on it.

child cotton picker // lewis w. hine // ca.I picked cotton 'till my fingers hurt, dragging that sack through the delta dirt.

42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

The Fall of the Berlin Wall. East German border guard watches over crowds gathered on top of the Berlin Wall. The day after the opening of the border, November

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