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Anti-war Rally
Anti-war Rally
1940

Klondike Gold Rush
Seeking a Better Life 1897

Bashful Girl, 1858
Bashful Girl, 1858

 1853...An early photograph captures a tragedy in the making.
Nuremburg, Germany, 1945

Over Niagara Falls - The angry waters of the Niagara River swirl around a young man stranded just above the Falls. The man and a friend had been boating when the river took control of their craft, crashing it into a rock. One boater was immediately swept over the Falls. His friend managed to catch a floating log that wedged itself between two rocks. This daguerreotype shows him desperately hanging on to his precarious perch. He managed to resist the current for eighteen hours before he too was swept over the Falls

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