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Italy Over 100 Years Ago (Without The Influx of Tourists)

These old photos were taken by an amateur photographer during his trips to England and Europe with the family from 1907 to 1922. They documented everyday life of some Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice…...

 
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Outhouses and Night Soil Men: New York City Before the Invention of Indoor Plumbing and Indoor Toilets

A hundred and fifty years ago New Yorkers had just a few choices when it came to taking care of their lavatory needs— visit an outhouse or use a chamber pot. Indoor toilets proved slow to gain popularity when they were...

 
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24 Photos Show Canadian Cowboys from 1883 to 1926

Southern Alberta was, and still is, a ranching country, with millions of acres of grasslands providing pasture for hungry cattle. Many ranches were established in the province beginning in the 1880s, and cowboys were hired...

 
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29 Incredible Colorized Historical Photos. #8 Is Terrifying.

It’s truly amazing how much color can change the way you look at a photo. Here are famous 29 black and white photos from the past that have been recolored and brought back to life. 1. Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy...

 
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The Mary Celeste Disappearance, 1872

On November 7, 1872, Captain Briggs, together with his crew of seven, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter, commandeered the Mary Celeste from New York en route to Genoa, Italy. They were to deliver 1,701 barrels of commercial...

 
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The Story Behind the Semi-nude FBI Agent Delivering $1 Million Ransom to Skyjackers, 1972

In 1972, Wright held a gun to the head of a pilot on a plane packed with 86 passengers. He received a million dollars in cash – the largest ransom ever paid in an airplane hijacking in the United States – and forced the...

 
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Man Who Discovered An Ancient Welsh City Finally Recognized By Archaeologists

Stuart Wilson, an archaeology graduate student, has been working for fifteen years to get recognition from the archaeology establishment for finding a medieval city in the UK. Until recently, they have denied him legitimacy....

 
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The Crumbling Smallpox Hospital On Roosevelt Island

Smallpox has been around for more than 3,000 years in all parts of the world. Before the vaccine was discovered in 1796, more than 400,000 people a year died from smallpox in Europe alone. According to the World Health Organization,...

 
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Twin Towers Under Construction (19 Photos)

Since they had first risen in the 1880s, skyscrapers had been supported by an interior skeleton of steel columns placed every 20 feet or so. The exterior walls of the building, which were hung from the steel frame (and thus...

 
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The Story Behind the Picturesque Devil’s Bridge in Kromlau Park, Germany

Throughout Europe, there are numerous Devil’s bridges – in France, alone there are 49 Devil’s Bridges. Devil’s Bridges can be found also in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and throughout...

 
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