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Rare Full Color Photos From World War II

Jill Harness

Life magazine recently released a gallery of the VIII Bomber Command soldiers working on their planes, many of which were never published up until now.

By Land and Sea: The History of Amphibious Vehicles

Arallyn Primm

A Drive Around London in 1926

Bryan Dugan

In 1926, British-born filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene filmed the streets of London in breathtaking color.

The Historical Horror of Childbirth

Miss Cellania

Vintage Photos of Female Sword Swallowers

Jill Harness

The 1949 Renovation of the White House

Jill Harness

While we will never get an accurate view of what the White House looked like when it was originally under construction in the 1800s, we can at least get a good look at the building while it was underg

Kiddo, the Airborne Cat

Matt Soniak

In 1910, American journalist, airman, and adventurer Walter Wellman attempted to be the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air.

The First Man in the Boston Stocks Was the Man Who Built Them

Matt Soniak

“One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks,” writes Alice Morse Earle in Curious Punishments of Bygone Days.

Massive Wartime Decoys and Camouflage Operations

Miss Cellania

Book From 1445 Shows Cats Have Always Been a Handful

Matt Soniak

For cat owners, this picture is nothing shocking. A little fuzzball was someplace they weren’t supposed to be and went and messed things up? Really? That never happens!

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