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Eight-year old child worker, Massachusetts, 1915

Eight-year old Jack on a Western Massachusetts farm. He is a type of child who is being overworked in many rural districts. See Hine Report, Rural Child Labor, August, 1915. Location: Western Massachusetts, Massachusetts.

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004004220/PP/

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“The first test began at dawn on Jan. 27, 1951, as a United States B-50 bomber dropped a nuclear warhead from nearly 20,000 feet onto Frenchman Flats in the Nevada desert. The device, codenamed Able, detonated 1060 feet above the desert floor, shaking the earth and echoing through the nearby mountains. The test would be the first of more than 900 documented nuclear detonations that would take place at the Nevada Test Site between 1951 and 1992.

“Mushroom clouds could be seen from Vegas,” some forty-five miles away, says Karen Green, curator at the Atomic Testing Museum. “Viewing parties were held on casino rooftops and people drove out of town to watch.”” – http://www.neh.gov/news/nuclear-nevada

A source says the test in the photo was part of the Operation Plumbbob but I cant verify this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Plumbbob

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“French women who befriended the Nazis, through coerced, forced, or voluntary relationships, were singled out for shameful retribution following the liberation of France.  The woman photographed here, believed to have been a prostitute who serviced German occupiers, is having her head shaved to publicly mark her.  This picture was taken in Montelimar, France, in 1944.”

“The punishment of shaving a woman’s head had biblical origins. In Europe, the practice dated back to the dark ages, with the Visigoths. During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women’s heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century. After French troops occupied the Rhineland in 1923, German women who had relations with them later suffered the same fate. And during the second world war, the Nazi state issued orders that German women accused of sleeping with non-Aryans or foreign prisoners employed on farms should also be publicly punished in this way.”

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Photo by Toni Frissell. London 1945.
“I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.”

MachinGunGirl

Erika, 15, a Hungarian Freedom Fighter, carries a machine gun in Budapest during the revolution, 1956, she was eventually shot by the Soviets

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956

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“Machinegunners from 2. Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.88 in a seemingly exposed position circa 1916. Some of the fellows are wearing shoes instead of marching boots, and the lack of equipment and accoutrements, suggests this is in fact a training environment.

The “K” on the shoulder strap stands for (King) Konstantin of Greece, Chief of the regiment since 1913.”

Abraham-Lincoln

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

Erasmus-Darwin-Keyes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_D._Keyes

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A fifteen-year-old German antiaircrafter of the Hitler Youth, Hans Georg Henke, taken prisoner by the soldiers of the 9th U.S. Army in the city of Giessen, Germany. 29.03.1945.

Bismark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Bismarck

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