The Terrible Epidemic in Chinese History: Rare Photos of China During the Manchurian Plague

The Manchurian Plague is a fiasco in the history of public health in China in 1910 to 1911. Also known as the Pneumonic Plague came at a time when the imperial court in Beijing was at its weakest. The Republican Revolution...

 

Earliest Known Photos of Working Girls in American Br0thel in 1890s

These photos of working girls in various phases of undress and their day-to-day life: reading, bathing and preening for customers in the 1890s. Below are just a few of the hundreds of photos taken decades before the more...

 

Ugly Couches That Our Grandparents Had in Their Living Room

Everybody’s grandparents had these couches! The design in floral patterns, geometric shapes and vibrant colors. The copious amounts of orange exploding were all design features of the decade. Many view the 1970s as...

 

This Bizarre Photo From 1917 Depicts a Time Traveler?

A photograph of 1917, made in Canada and published in Lester Ray Peterson’s 1974 book The Great History of Cape Scott, seems quite ordinary. However, among a group of people on a hill, dressed according to the fashion of...

 

20 Powerful Photos of Cities Around the World at War

Below is our moving collection of unforgettable photographs of cities in the past (some recent) that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous devastation of human conflicts and struggle for power, and the triumph...

 

Large-Scale War of Deception During World War II — The Inflatable Dummy Tanks

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away,...

 
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