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Let me introduce you to Mr. Wilson Chinn..but before I do I'd like for you to focus on this picture, if you look close you'll notice he h...

Let me introduce you to Mr. Wilson Chinn..but before I do I'd like for you to focus on this picture, if you look close you'll notice he h...

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery.  They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith.  Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing.  They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'.  In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm.  Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later.  They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

A survivor of the Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War. A prisoner of the camp described the view upon entering: "As we entered the place, a spectacle met our eyes that almost froze our blood with horror, and made our hearts fail within us. Before us were forms that had once been active and erect; stalwart men, now nothing but mere walking skeletons, covered with filth and vermin."13,000 of 45,000 prisoners died there. Hostilities of the war officially ended on April 9, 1865.

A survivor of the Andersonville Prison during the American Civil War. A prisoner of the camp described the view upon entering: "As we entered the place, a spectacle met our eyes that almost froze our blood with horror, and made our hearts fail within us. Before us were forms that had once been active and erect; stalwart men, now nothing but mere walking skeletons, covered with filth and vermin."13,000 of 45,000 prisoners died there. Hostilities of the war officially ended on April 9, 1865.

Rare photograph of Tad Lincoln posing in his exact replica of Union Soldier uniform made special for him by Sec. of War, Edwin Stanton. (Mathew Brady Washington D.C. Studio portrait).  *s*

Rare civil war tad lincoln in uniform cdv photo by m. brady reprint

Rare photograph of Tad Lincoln posing in his exact replica of Union Soldier uniform made special for him by Sec. of War, Edwin Stanton. (Mathew Brady Washington D.C. Studio portrait). *s*

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SHARE CROPPER, AMERICUS, GEORGIA by Dorothea Lange

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD SHARE CROPPER, AMERICUS, GEORGIA by Dorothea Lange

Emancipation Day, TX pictures | Must Read: EXCLUSIVE: LisaRaye Shares Tips On Dealing With Adversity ...

Emancipation Day, TX pictures | Must Read: EXCLUSIVE: LisaRaye Shares Tips On Dealing With Adversity ...

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