Harriet Tubman with rescued slaves – Auburn, NY, circa 1887
Tubman also carried a revolver, and was not afraid to use it. The gun afforded some protection from the ever-present slave catchers and their dogs, however she also purportedly threatened to shoot any escaped slave who tried to turn back on the journey since that would threaten the safety of the remaining group.Tubman told the tale of one man who insisted he was going to go back to the plantation when morale got low among a group of fugitive slaves. She pointed the gun at his head and said, “You go on or die.” Several days later, he was with the group as they entered the United Province of Canada
Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1970s.
Air hostess and steward serving Scandinavian Country Style Buffet, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, 1969
The house that Donald Trump couldn’t buy. circa 1991
In Coking’s telling, Trump first tried to charm her, then tried to stomp her.
“He’d come over to the house, probably thinking, ‘If I butter her up now, I’ll get her house for a good price,’ ” Coking told the New York Daily News in 1998. “Once, he gave me Neil Diamond tickets. I didn’t even know who Neil Diamond was.”
Coking, who is now more than 90 years old and was not available to be interviewed, was having none of it. This was her “dream house,” said Dana Berliner, an attorney with the Arlington, Va.-based Institute for Justice, a civil liberties law firm that represented Coking in her case against Trump and Atlantic City’s casino development authority.
“She was a very determined person,” Berliner said.
Coking held firm, even as the 22-story Trump Plaza soared outside her windows with its ever-flashing lights. The house was deteriorating, but Coking’s will wasn’t. Demolition crews had set fire to her roof, broken windows and smashed up much of the third floor, according to her attorneys. Still, she didn’t move.
Female Snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front – 775 confirmed kills in one photograph (1945)
The Obama’s on their wedding day, 1992.
The Hell of Serra Pelada Mines (1980s)
Gregori Rasputin with his admirers 1914
Who was Rasputin and what was his influence?
Rasputin was a religious mystic and faith healer. The heir to the Russian thrown had hemophilia, which at the time was poorly understood and potentially very dangerous. Rasputin was able to stop his bleeding, either by using hypnosis or giving him aspirin. This gave him access to the royal family and influence with the Russian Empress.
During WWI Rasputin prophesied that Russian forces would not be victorious until the Emperor personally led them. This did not go well. Rasputin was later assassinated for unclear reason. He famously took a long time to die and survived through several methods of murder.
High school girls learn the art of automobile mechanics
Goering and other Nazi officials look across the English Channel at the Cliffs of Dover, the closest they would ever get to invading Britain July 1, 1940
The legendary Harry Houdini before performing his famous escape act, 1899
President Nixon meets with China’s Communist Party Leader, Mao Tse-Tung, 1972
The atomic bomb that detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. Fat Man is seen on a transport carriage after assembly on Tinian Island, 1945
Neil A. Armstrong greeted by his son Mark upon his return from the Moon while still in the Mobile Quarantine Facility. The three Apollo 11 astronauts were confined for 21 days to prevent the spread of any contagions from the Moon. (27 July, 1969)
A 20-foot-wide, 5,000-pound Manta Ray known as the Great Manta, caught off the coast of New Jersey in 1933.
Recovering the Apollo 13 Command Module shortly after its water landing.
JFK tours Kennedy Space Center in 1962.
"Hi Mom, Guess What!" at the first gay pride rally in Philadelphia, in June of 1972.
Queen Elizabeth II (prior to being queen) in June of 1940.
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash pose in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957.
Little girl looking at signs at Bodö Airport, Norway in 1968.
Frogman visiting the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
Princess Elizabeth, captured at home in 1944.
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd taking a break on the set of Ghostbusters in 1984.
The World Trade Center photographed on a morning in 1972, one year before it would be finished.
Canadians during the 1951 Imjin River hockey game in Korea.
Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, the first Chinese-American woman to be a licensed pilot in 1932.
Princess Elizabeth standing in front of a military truck in 1945.
Cécile Sorel a French actress at the turn of the century.
Times Square and Broadway, taken in the 1960s.
Gay rights demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in 1976.
Grace Toya at the Tule Lake internment camp in 1945.
Tourists at the Giza Pyramids in 1938.
Malcolm X kidding around with Muhammad Ali in 1963.
A scene from the Battle of Los Angeles, known as one of the most mysterious incidents of World War II and the source of much UFO lore.
Sean Connery signing a coconut for a Jamaican child on the set of Dr. No in 1962.