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December 17, 1903 Orville Wright piloted the first successful flight

December 1903 Orville Wright piloted the first successful flight

Tips for Choosing a Durable Suitcase, which is VERY important!  #travel #traveltips

Fit for Flight: How to Choose a Durable Suitcase

ca. 1880’s, [group of thugs robbing a gentleman on his knees]  via Not on Your Tintype: Collection of American Tintypes, Vol. 1, Andrew Daneman

Really interesting. [group of thugs robbing a gentleman on his knees] via Not on Your Tintype: Collection of American Tintypes, Vol.

Taken during the construction of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. - 1916 by Harris & Ewing

Lincoln Memorial - Proposed in 1867 shortly after his death but due to lack of funds, was never built. Congress approved its construction in construction began in 1914 and it opened to the public in Image and Information source: NPS

victorian couple on a tandem bicycle. c.1890s

Are they having fun? :) <> How'd you like to have to wear that lady's get-up when you jump on your bike? (vintage tandem bike, bicycle, whew) To those bike riding pioneers who worked the kinks out for us - hats off!

I like this both for the facts and also the typography.

Smithsonian: Historically Hardcore History is so much more bad ass than us

I've always loved this image. The power and compassion to help a child outweighed a soldier's duty. He probably risked his life for this.

42 emocionantes momentos en que la compasión humana venció a la violencia

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

A New Possession  A 6-year-old orphan from Austria (above) ecstatically embraces a brand-new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross, 1946  Gerald Waller

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

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