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Anna Coleman Ladd Masks Worn by French Soldiers With Mutilated Faces, 1918

World War I caused the death of millions of combatants and civilians, while countless soldiers suffered from injury and disfigurement. These men worried about their homecoming — how would strangers react, but more importantly...

 
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Women Workers of WWI: Stepping Up to Fuel the Great War

When Britain entered World War I in 1914, thousands of women joined the workforce to fill jobs left by men sent to the frontlines. They took over transit works and police work. They became bank tellers and firefighters. They...

 
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Life Around the Yangtze River, China in the 1910s

The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It’s the longest in the world to flow entirely within one country and its river basin is home to one-third of the country’s population....

 
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That Time Marie Curie Was Rejected Membership to the French Academy of Sciences Because She’s a Woman

It’s probably hard to believe that a two-time Nobel Prize winner for her work in both physics and chemistry, a person who discovered and created the word “radioactivity,” was rejected for membership by the French Academy...

 
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The Winter Ball of 1903: This Obscenely Opulent Costume Party Will be the Last Hurrah for Imperialist Russia

When the Russian Imperial family threw a party, they didn’t do “low key”. Even with a looming global economic crisis that would mark the beginning of the end for the Russian Empire, no expense was spared. If tsarist...

 
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Edwardian Era: Lovely Vintage Photos of Children on the Beach

These old photos show us the beaches before buildings and entertainment centers; just children playing together, digging sand, swimming…

 
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36 Beautiful Studio Portrait Photos of Nurses in World War I

When war broke out in 1914, nurses were needed to staff the medical units. The women worked in hospitals, on hospital ships and trains, or in casualty clearing stations closer to the front line. They served in locations from...

 
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It will Take Another 500 Years to Clear Somme Battlefields of Bombs

It will take another 500 years to clear the Somme battlefields before the area is safe, bomb disposal experts say after collecting 25 tons of munitions in 2016 alone. Michel Colling, head of the Amiens bomb disposal unit...

 
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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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Bernice Palmer: The 17-Year-Old Girl Who Snapped Historic Photos Of The Titanic Disaster

As the tragedy of the RMS Titanic unfolded, there were only a few photographers who captured what was happening. One of them was 17-year-old Bernice Palmer who was traveling aboard RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the...

 
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