Volunteer firefighters attempting to douse the flames at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941.

Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.

Mary Couchman, ARP warden

Mary Couchman, a warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."  1893 French Mug shot of François Bertillon Age: 23 months Crime: Gluttony

Mug shot for gluttony. French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October

A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago.  Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

This is political because it shows how desperate the government left people. A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine.  I kind of love this. Framing it.

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine

How to kiss properly - 1942 Life Magazine--glad to know we've been kissing properly ;

Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested outside Buckingham Palace

Suffragettes jailed fighting for women's right to vote 'should be pardoned'

Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested outside Buckingham Palace

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). #WWII #History. Nevertheless, she became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan. And, later, she worked to reduce the threat of U-boats, the deadly Nazi submarines. Who would have guessed?

Julia Child - American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA) Post-war, she became a top secret researcher for OSS director William "Wild Bill" Donovan.

A Really Moving Picture Of Split Families   hope this doesn't happen in the Ukraine

Cold War Germany: West Berliners show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side of the Berlin Wall, 1961

The first Black Women's Army Corps to go overseas during World War 2

You Probably Didn't Know How Badass American Women Were During WWII

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort

Gives me chills -- At Auschwitz, Livia Ravek was branded with the number 4559. Now her grandson, Daniel Philosoph has honored her by getting the same tattoo. We are moving from lived memory to historical memory, noted Michael Berenbaum, a professor at American Jewish University in LA, Were at that transition, and this is sort of a brazen, in-your-face way of bridging it.

At Auschwitz, Livia Rebak was branded with the number Now her grandson, Daniel Philosof, has the same tattoo. I'm not a tattoo person, but I do love this in honor of his Grandmother♥ SC

A volunteer saves a young baby after a German bombing of London, 1940s via reddit [[MORE]] Sweetest picture!! Soldier comforting a very small child. I just broke down.

A volunteer saves a young baby after a German bombing of London, [[MORE]] Sweetest picture! Soldier comforting a very small child. I just broke down.

The beauty of remembrance

British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss. The Fallen. A D-Day Tribute in Arromanches, France for those who died in Operation Neptune, June Nine thousand silhouettes in the sand.

[African American children posed for portrait on a porch]

White slave owner's children, conceived by enslaved Black women, posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia.

Not humorous, but so true! We should all be aware of the history surrounding us. It would make everyone a little less self-centered, and a little more grateful.

Amazing History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

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