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Charlie Chaplin attends the premiere of his newest film City Lights in Los Angeles, accompanied by Albert Einstein. February 2, 1931.
Japanese-American college students during their relocation to an internment camp. Sacramento, 1942
Spanish flu, California 1918
American Civil War Veterans drop flowers from the air onto Gettysburg Battlefield to honor fallen comrades, 1938
German prisoners of war in an American camp, photographed as they’re forced to watch a film about the German concentration camps, 1945
A kitten on a water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935 (Photo by Alfred T. Palmer)
Tailoring students at a trade school. Sweden, 1955
"Flat spare tires are numerous around Washington these days due to the youthful football players who have found an easier way to inflate the pigskin than using their lungs" Washington, DC 1924
Mr.Rogers breaking the color barrier by inviting Officer Clemmons to join him to cool his feet in a pool (1969)
The photographer unknowingly took the last ever shot of the Beatles together. It was August 22 in 1969, and they were all at John Lennon’s countryside estate near Ascot
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cliff during the filming of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"
“My daughter Paula and the kitten both ‘smiled’ for the camera at the same time. …But the cat’s not smiling, he’s meowing.” (Walter Chandoha, 1955)
Billie Holiday performing “Strange Fruit” in NYC’s first integrated club, 1939 - Photo by Gjon Mili/Colorized by Jared Anderson
Goalkeeper Sam Bartram, alone on the pitch, not realizing that the game had been abandoned 15 minutes earlier due to heavy fog - 25 dec 1937
Crow Native Americans watching the rodeo at Crow fair in Montana, 1941
Senegalese WW1 soldier who lost both his arms writes a letter with his new prosthetic limbs. At Vocational Rehabilitation School for Amputees, 28 Avenue de New-York, Paris - 1918
A Leading Stoker nicknamed "Popeye", with 21 years of service, on board the battleship HMS Rodney, one of two Nelson-class battleships built for the Royal Navy in the mid 1920s. Photo taken in Sep. 1940
"The King's Speech" - A staged photograph of George VI, addressing the nation after Britain's Declaration of War against Germany on September, 1939
A.A. Milne, his son Christopher Robin, and the real Winnie The Pooh, 1926.
Four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF. They are members of a group of Women Airforce Service Pilots who have been trained to ferry the B-17 Flying Fortresses. World War II, 1944.
A U.S. Marine reaches through the barbed wire of a civilian containment area to give a young Japanese boy candy during the Battle of Tinian.
The as-yet unknown Robin Williams in Central Park, 1974.
Cecil J Williams in 1956, drinking from a "WHITE ONLY" fountain. Photographed by his friend Rendall Harper.
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