American History Told Through Photographs. A Closer Look At Life In The 19th And 20th Centuries

January 5, 2014

Take a closer look at United States history through these incredible photographs.

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Bonnie and Clyde's car after they were killed, 1934. Their gunfire was so loud, the posse suffered temporary deafness all afternoon.

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Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. He designed the prosthetics and guided his wife through the building process.

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Inmates playing chess from prison cells, Attica Correction Facility.

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American soldiers shelter in a trench just over a mile from ground zero moments after the detonation of the 43 kiloton nuclear device Simon at the Nevada Test Site, 1953.

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Mark Twain smoking a cigar and relaxing on the porch, 1905.

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LAPD Officers went undercover and dressed up as women to catch a purse snatcher in 1960.

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Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived, 1937.

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A man browsing for books in Cincinnati's cavernous old main library. The library was demolished in 1955.

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The first ever team photo in baseball history, The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, Hoboken, New Jersey 1858.

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Albert Einstein at the Grand Canyon, 1922.

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Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton inspect art treasures stolen by Germans and hidden in salt mines in Germany. April 12, 1945.

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An American field hospital inside the ruins of a church in Neuvilly, France, 1918.

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Waiting in line for help after the Louisville Flood, 1937.

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JFK and Bobby, 1960.

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A group of school children in 1899 viewing the first bison at the National Zoological Park.

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The old and the new of mail delivery. The Pony Express was the fastest means of sending mail during the great western movement of the 19th century United States. The airplane, symbolized by the DH-4 mailplane in this photo, took the lead in speed in the early 20th century.

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First Hospital Ambulance, Bellevue Hospital Center, NY, 1869.

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Allan Pinkerton (left), Abraham Lincoln, and John Alexander McClernand (right), October 1862.

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Michigan loggers - 1890.

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Civil War veterans at Gettysburg anniversary. A Union and Confederate veteran shake hands at the assembly in 1913.

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People lined up to see JAWS at the Rivoli Theatre, New York City, June, 1975.

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Car Crash in Washington, D.C. 1921.

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Police officials watching agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during prohibition in New York City - 1921.

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This is 12th Street, looking east in Miami, Florida - 1908.

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Taking a break between battles during the Civil War.

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A school in Alabama in 1935.

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Four years after tribal leader 'Sitting Bull' surrendered to the United States, he posed with Buffalo Bill in 1885.

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Most Americans have heard of John Wilkes Booth, but this is Lewis Powell, one of four people hanged for the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Photo taken in 1865.

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A road leading to the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

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