Wonderful History Lesson Via Photographs

Here is an email I came across that had a boatload of fascinating pictures of the world’s history.

Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to  survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She  did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after  doing it said she wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

New York City fire station, ca. 1912

New York City fire station, ca. 1912

Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they  were too short, the women would be fined

Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short, the women would be fined

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster, April 1912

Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster,
April 1912

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

1920's lifeguard

1920′s lifeguard

1928 fashion show at the beach

1928 fashion show at the beach

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at  Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, 1930

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at
Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930

Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear

Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her  bomb damaged home, London, 1940

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,  Detroit 1929

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,
Detroit 1929

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?   The baby cage, ca. 1937

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings? The baby cage, ca. 1937

A most beautiful suicide - 23 year old Evelyn McHale  leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.  She landed on a United Nations limousine…

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale
leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor)
of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947. She landed
on a United Nations limousine…

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after  putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving  on the right - this was the result

5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967
Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving
on the right – this was the result

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the  Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

Hitler's officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

The original Ronald clown of McDonald's in 1963

The original Ronald clown of McDonald’s in 1963

Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people  swam in his pool, ca. 1964

Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people
swam in his pool, ca. 1964

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing  in 1966

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing
in 1966

Polish children examined by German officers to see if  they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

Polish children examined by German officers to see if
they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side  removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side
removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while  visiting China in 1972

President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while
visiting China in 1972

Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by  airplanes to America in 1975

Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by
airplanes to America in 1975

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  1. Bud   •  

    Am I to believe something as great as the Baby Cage has been discontinued?

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