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1890 - Nellie Bly; Journalist; worked for the New York World; she took an undercover assignment to investigate reports of brutality & neglect at Women's Lunatic Asylum, Blackwell's Island (now, Roosevelt Island) by straatis, via Flickr

Nellie Bly (May 1864 – January was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg

In 1920, Anna Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, who was rightly believed to have been executed with the rest of the Russian Royal family four years earlier. Anderson was the most well known woman claiming to be Anastasia, and she continued to uphold the claim until her death.

Anna Anderson In Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.

Have You Ever Heard Of The Ludlow Massacre? You Might Be Shocked When You See What Happened. History lesson!!!

Have you ever heard of the Ludlow Massacre? You might be shocked when you see what happened.

When a strike was called in the coal company evicted all the miners from their company homes, and they moved to tent villages on leased land set up by the UMWA.

Scandalous Women in History - Love this!

14 of the Most Scandalous Women in History

Scandalous Women in History I'd give anything to spend an hot steamy night romping naked with any one of these gorgeous beauties, I can quiet assure you .

Klara Hitler.  The mother of Adolf Hitler, Klara was a mild, loving mother and wife who did all she could to make Adolf's early life as easy and carefree as possible.  In return, she seems to be one of the few people Hitler genuinely loved.  She died while Hitler was still in his teens,

Klara Hitler, mother of Adolph Hitler was a kind and gentle soul, by all accounts. She died while he was still in his teens, thereby saving herself the agony of watching his descent into madness and murder.

Helen Keller was not just some blind lass from the last century. She was a fierce socialist, pacifist, author and sufragette who believed in birth control, workers rights and women's rights. The fi...

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan--What a wise woman.and yet without the help of Anne Sullivan, no one would've known. “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

child labor...Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. Co. in Macon, Georgia.

The History Place - Child Labor in America Lewis Hine Photos - Faces of Lost Youth. Faces of Lost Youth: Adolescent girls from Bibb Mfg. in Macon, Georgia.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland , a Civil Rights worker at 19 years old in 1961. Joan had participated in nearly three dozen protests and sit-ins and became infamous for her participation in the Freedom Rides.

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Joan, a 19 year old freedom rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train. She served more than the required two months because each addition day

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New Yor...

Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956)

Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Jefferson in Paris (1995)  Photos with Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton playing Sarah "Sally" Hemings (circa a mixed race slave owned by the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. "As in President Thomas Jefferson‘s household, the presence of l.

The mystery of what happened to the Sodder children on Christmas Eve is still questioned by amateur sleuths trying to get to the bottom of this tragic story.

A fascinating story about 5 West Virginia children who mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve, 1945 after a fire in their home.

a tintype of (allegedly) Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James, Charlie Bowdre.  Doc Holliday is wearing a badge, the other three have white-handkercheifs attesting they are "peace officers."  #signsAndSymbols

Left to Right: Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James & Charlie Bowdre. Photo believed to have been taken in New Mexico in My fav outlaw the kid!

Genetics // Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln, 3rd cousin of Abraham (http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/06051/658231.stm)

Meet an Generation Lincoln. The image above pairs the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with Ralph Lincoln, an generation Lincoln and third cousin of the late president.

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