History is amazing

2,000-Year-Old Roman shoe found in a well
Horse with a gas mask, UK, March 27th 1940
Map makers before the invention of AutoCAD or GIS software, 1950s
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Program read the news that Smallpox had been globally eradicated, 1980
Albert Einstein in 1884, aged 5
Robert Wadlow, tallest human in recorded history, with his parents and siblings. Circa 1935.
Florence Owens Thompson, “the Migrant Mother” in 1978. Its one of the most iconic photos in American history. The photo of “the Migrant Mother” was published in a San Fransisco newspaper in March 1936. The photo came to symbolize the poverty endured by many Americans during the Great Depression. The photo was taken in a camp of migrant farm workers in Nipomo, California. Around 40 years later in 1978 Florence Thompson told her story to a reporter. Thompson told the reporter that she felt exploited by the photographer. Florence said: “I can’t get a penny out of it. She didn’t ask my name. She said she wouldn’t sell the pictures. She said she’d send me a copy. She never did.” Born in Oklahoma, Thompson was actually a full-blooded Native American; both her parents were Cherokee. Her husband died of tuberculosis in 1931, and Florence was left to support six children by picking cotton and other crops Florence died in 1983, President Ronald Reagan offered his condolences.
“World’s largest log cabin”. Portland, Oregon, USA, 1938. Built in 1905, burned down in 1964.
Cop stops the traffic in New York so a mother cat holding a kitten can cross safely c.1925
People put face mask on cat (Spanish flu 1918)

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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