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Todd Webb's Photographs of Post-War New York on Exhibit. LaSalle at Amsterdam, 1946 Born in 1905 and raised in Detroit, American street photographer Todd Webb led an adventurous life.

Todd Webb's Photographs of Post-War New York on Exhibit

After losing his money in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, he spent time fruitlessly prospecting for gold until returning to his hometown and picking up a camera in 1938. It was there he found his calling. After working as a Navy photographer during WWII, Webb moved to New York City and, in 1946, started documenting post-war New York. Webb felt a taste of success during his lifetime, with his work immediately supported by important photographers of the day—Walker Evens and Alfred Stieglitz among others. A press release for that exhibition sums up perfectly Webb's prowess as a photographer. And now, things have come full circle, with more than 100 vintage photographs from the Todd Webb Archive on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York through September 4, 2017.

Near Fulton Fish Market (Four Boys), 1946 White Rose Bar, 1946 The Battery (Peanut Man), 1946 Mr. World Leaders When Young. Barack Obama as a student Everyone has a past—a fact that’s easy to forget with high-profile figures such as world leaders.

World Leaders When Young

But like the rest of us, these icons were once youthful and nowhere near as powerful as they were (or are) today. The following pictures of young world leaders before they were famous show that they weren’t unlike their constituents; they too posed for school portraits, went on field trips, and played sports. From these unassuming images, it can be hard to believe that the men and women seen here would someday hold large influence over a country. Knowing the reputation of people like Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Putin, and Richard Nixon, seeing them as youths is almost surreal.

With their power and reputation, it's easy to forget that world leaders were once young. Donald Trump at New York's Military Academy. Elizabeth Blackwell – historical snapshots – Medium. Her acceptance to medical school was a near-accident.

Elizabeth Blackwell – historical snapshots – Medium

“The dean and faculty, usually responsible for evaluating an applicant for matriculation, were not able to make a decision due to the special nature of Blackwell’s case. They put the issue up to a vote by the 150 male students of the class with the stipulation that if one student objected, Blackwell would be turned away. The young men voted unanimously to accept her.” And thus, Elizabeth Blackwell began the path to becoming the first woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S.

From the Women’s March: Hear them roar for their rights. Welcome to 1969, America!

From the Women’s March: Hear them roar for their rights

If there was any doubt remaining, hundreds of thousands of women and men made clear that we are a nation in disagreement. Just 24 hours after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the societal shift in our nation came into stark visible and tangible relief. You could see it — you could feel it — on Saturday as thousands upon thousands of women from across America marched on Washington, in Miami, in Chicago and so many other cities across the country. Gloria Steinem greets protesters at the barricades before speaking at the Women's March on Washington.John Minchillo/AP An estimated half a million people joined the Women's March on Washington on a crisp Saturday the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US.

The march aims to bring together women across diverse backgrounds and send a bold message to the new administration that they will not be ignored or have their rights stomped on. People carried signs with calls for gender equality and anti-Trump statements, though the rally's organizers have insisted the demonstration is more pro-women than anti-Trump. California Historical Society: San Francisco History: Earthquake! At 5:15 on Wednesday morning, April 18, 1906, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude jolted San Francisco, waking the city’s more than 400,000 residents.

California Historical Society: San Francisco History: Earthquake!

Buildings and homes toppled. Fires lasting several days destroyed what the earthquake did not. Thousands fled. Travel - The empire the world forgot. An abandoned city of ghostsRuled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani once housed many thousands of people, becoming a cultural hub and regional power under the medieval Bagratid Armenian dynasty.

Travel - The empire the world forgot

Today, it’s an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts that stands alone on a plateau in the remote highlands of northeast Turkey, 45km away from the Turkish border city of Kars. As you walk among the many ruins, left to deteriorate for over 90 years, the only sound is the wind howling through a ravine that marks the border between Turkey and Armenia. Tsunami - Caught On Camera - P1. Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did. Lucille Horn and her daughter Barbara on a recent visit to StoryCorps in Long Beach, N.Y.

Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did

StoryCorps hide caption toggle caption StoryCorps Lucille Horn and her daughter Barbara on a recent visit to StoryCorps in Long Beach, N.Y. StoryCorps Close to a century ago, New York's Coney Island was famed for its sideshows. New York City, Oldest Footage In 1896. Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge. Published 5 March 2013 No one knows for sure how many people were murdered during Stalin's Great Purge, but estimates put the figure at more than 1 million.

Sentenced To Death In Stalin's Great Purge

During the peak period of 1937-38, Stalin's secret police executed more than 1,000 people per day, most with a shot to the back of the head. What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island. We hear so often that America is "a nation of immigrants" or a "cultural mixing pot" that the phrase has become kind of a tired cliche.

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

But actually seeing that history is a different story. The fascinating photographs below -- of people in their native costume passing through Ellis Island in the early 20th Century -- hint at just how incredible and unique America's history is as a nation of immigrants. These photos were taken by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer who worked as the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island from 1892 until 1925. Unique pictures. Rare Historic Photos. May 062014 Like some of you, I’m also a rabid history buff, specializing in collecting the most interesting rare historic photos. I only curate the rare ones that have a significant impact on the history of the world. Find out below some of the most fascinating rare historical photos ever captured on camera. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Oct 12 2012 Well part two of the series did even better than part one, so here are some more awesome historical photos and info. An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str. " sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do.

You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914). Bill (Clinton) & Hillary playing volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 1975. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7. Rare Historical Photos Pt. 8. 40 Photos From The Past. History in Pictures. 22 Rare Historical Photos. 22 Rare Historical Photos Jul 6 2012. 60 Rare Photos from The Past. 53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History. Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white.

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