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16 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

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1. A weeping George Gillette in 1940, witnessing the forced sale of 155,000 acres of land for the Garrison Dam and Reservoir, dislocating more than 900 Native American families

2. A former slave named Gordon shows his whipping scars. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863

3. A father looking at the severed hands of his five year-old daughter. Punishment by the Belgians for not harvesting enough rubber, under King Leopold

4. Children of the Belgian Congo circa 1900. If they did not come back with enough rubber for the day, their hands would be chopped off.

5. Marie Doro – Actress 1902

6. Hans-Georg Henke, a 16 year old German soldier, after a long battle he was captured by the American’s and taken as a POW. He burst into tears as a combination of shell shock and fear

7. Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad. 1943

8. The different ways we face death, Polish partisans awaiting execution (WW2) they all have very distinct facial expressions.

9. The only known authenticated photo (ferrotype) of Billy the Kid, c. 1879

10. World War 2 Death Notice

11. In 1944 a black teenager named George Stinney was accused of murdering two white girls on flimsy evidence, he was tried without legal representation with an all-white jury, and he was executed by electric chair at the age of 14

12. Robert McGee, scalped as a child by a Sioux Chief. circa 1890

13. A Chinese opium den, circa 1900.

14. Selk’nam natives in route to Europe for being exhibited as animals in human zoos, 1889

15. US Paratroopers jumping into southern France during the invasion of southern France

16. This daguerreotype is the earliest confirmed photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. It was reportedly made in 1846 by Nicholas H. Shepherd shortly after Lincoln was elected to the United States House of Representatives.

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