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yurintroubl
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Teddy Roosevelt at Lincoln's Funeral.

Was coming here to post that.






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yurintroubl
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WWII Photo retouch thread from the Fark Board.

Patting myself on the back here. Guy wanted this photo restored for his Great Uncle...



Final product...



Full-Sized Version HERE (1230x1728 pixels)






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HarryBalzack
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John Quincy Adams Campaign Song - Little Know Ye Who Is Comin' - And people think dirty campaigning is a new thing.







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OlGrandad
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Andersonville prisoners crowding around a rations wagon Courtesy U.S. National Archives



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kywildcatfanone
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While greeting the public in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot by disgruntled saloon-keeper John Schrank. The progressive party candidate, was on his way to give a speech in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel when Schrank pulled the trigger and failed to mortally wound the former President with a .32 caliber bullet.
Roosevelt, who suffered only a flesh wound from the attack, went on to deliver his scheduled speech with the bullet still in his body. After a few words, the former “Rough Rider” pulled the torn and bloodstained manuscript from his breast pocket and declared, “You see, it takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.” He spoke for nearly an hour and then was rushed to the hospital.






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Walt OReilly
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thats pretty cool





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HarryBalzack
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Captain Raphael Semmes and First Lieutenant John Kell aboard CSS Alabama. Semmes hated Yankees admirably. His Memoirs of Service Afloat is a fine treatise on Yankee perfidy.


Joining of the transcontinental railroad, Promontory Point, Utah.



Lt. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill, CSA. Perhaps the best "eat shite and die" face(s) ever photographed. He was Stonewall Jackson's brother-in-law and a math professor at what is now Washington and Lee University. He wrote a math textbook called Elements of Algebra that had the following kinds of word problems:
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The field of battle at Buena Vista is 6½ miles from Saltillo. Two Indiana volunteers ran away from the field of battle at the same time; one ran half a mile per hour faster than the other, and reached Saltillo 5 minutes and 54 6/11 seconds sooner than the other. Required their respective rates of travel.

A man in Cincinnati purchased 10,000 pounds of bad pork, at 1 cent per pound, and paid so much per pound to put it through a chemical process, by which it would appear sound, and then sold it at an advanced price, clearing $450 by the fraud. The price at which he sold the pork per pound, multiplied by the cost per pound of the chemical process, was 3 cents. Required the price at which he sold it, and the cost of the chemical process.

In the year 1692, the people of Massachusetts executed, imprisoned, or privately persecuted 469 persons, of both sexes, and all ages, for alleged crime of witchcraft. Of these, twice as many were privately persecuted as were imprisoned, and 7 17/19 times as many more were imprisoned than were executed. Required the number of sufferers of each kind?

At the Women's Rights Convention, held at Syracuse, New York, composed of 150 delegates, the old maids, childless-wives, and bedlamites were to each other as the number 5, 7, and 3. How many were there of each class?

A gentleman in Richmond expressed a willingness to liberate his slave, valued at $1000, upon the receipt of that sum from charitable persons. He received contributions from 24 persons; and of these there were 14/19ths fewer from the North than the South, and the average donation of the former was 4/5ths smaller than that of the latter. What was the entire amount given by the latter?









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WG_Dawg
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Damn this thread fricking delivers.





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kywildcatfanone
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On July 7, 1865, at 1:15 P.M.,a procession led by General Hartranft escorted the four condemned prisoners through the courtyard and up the steps to the gallows. Each prisoner's ankles and wrists were bound by manacles.[201] Mary Surratt led the way, wearing a black bombazine dress, black bonnet, and black veil. More than 1,000 people—including government officials, members of the U.S. armed forces, friends and family of the accused, official witnesses, and reporters—watched. General Hancock limited attendance to those who had a ticket, and only those who had a good reason to be present were given a ticket. (Most of those present were military officers and soldiers, as fewer than 200 tickets had been printed.) Alexander Gardner, who had photographed the body of Booth and taken portraits of several of the male conspirators while they were imprisoned aboard naval ships, photographed the execution for the government. Hartranft read the order for their execution. Surratt, either weak from her illness or swooning in fear (perhaps both), had to be supported by two soldiers and her priests. The condemned were seated in chairs, Surratt almost collapsing into hers. She was seated to the right of the others, the traditional "seat of honor" in an execution.

White cloth was used to bind their arms to their sides, and their ankles and thighs together. The cloths around Surratt's legs were tied around her dress below the knees. Each person was ministered to by a member of the clergy. From the scaffold, Powell said, "Mrs. Surratt is innocent. She doesn't deserve to die with the rest of us". Fathers Jacob and Wiget prayed over Mary Surratt, and held a crucifix to her lips. About 16 minutes elapsed from the time the prisoners entered the courtyard until they were ready for execution.

A white bag was placed over the head of each prisoner after the noose was put in place. Surratt's bonnet was removed, and the noose put around her neck by a Secret Service officer. She complained that the bindings about her arms hurt, and the officer preparing said, "Well, it won't hurt long." Finally, the prisoners were asked to stand and move forward a few feet to the nooses. The chairs were removed. Mary Surratt's last words, spoken to a guard as he moved her forward to the drop, were "Please don't let me fall.

Surratt and the others stood on the drop for about 10 seconds, and then Captain Rath clapped his hands. Four soldiers of Company F of the 14th Veteran Reserves knocked out the supports holding the drops in place, and the condemned fell. Surratt, who had moved forward enough to barely step onto the drop, lurched forward partway down the drop—her body snapping tight at the end of the rope, swinging back and forth. Surratt's death appeared to be the easiest. Atzerodt's stomach heaved once and his legs quivered, and then he was still. Herold and Powell struggled for nearly five minutes, strangling to death.






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kywildcatfanone
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On Sept. 2, 1945, Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu formally signed the surrender documents on board the USS Missouri. General Douglas MacArthur, who would then lead the Occupation forces, can be seen in the foreground at the microphone.






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beejon
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The ill-fated Sultana photographed near Helena, Arkansas, on or about April 26, 1865.

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night when boilers aboard the over-crowded steamer exploded. April 1865 brought turmoil in America with General Lee’s surrender, President Lincoln’s assassination, and John Wilkes Booth’s death. As a result, the Sultana tragedy was given few headlines in American’s influential newspapers..






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HarryBalzack
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Arthur Bremer, the man who tried to assassinate George C. Wallace in 1972, was the inspiration for Travis Bickle, Robert DeNiro's character in Taxi Driver.



Arthur Bremer stalking Richard Nixon, his first target, in early 1972.



Arthur Bremer stalking Wallace at an appearance in Kalamazoo, Michigan.



Arthur Bremer stalking Wallace at an appearance in Wheaton, Maryland.



Arthur Bremer shooting Wallace in Laurel, Maryland on May 15, 1972.



Arthur Bremer being arrested shortly after shooting Wallace.







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Master of Sinanju
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Babe Ruth, just before he died. The Yale baseball player is George H. W. Bush, 41st President if the US.






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Pumpkins
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Wow pretty cool!





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GCTiger11
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BuckeyeFan87
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Ground was broken for the Stadium in formal ceremonies August 3, 1921. Governor Harry L. Davis wielded the first shovel, followed by President Thompson, Chairman Summer and a multiple officials and campus and stadium committee dignitaries. A crowd of 2,500 was present along with the regimental band. Sparked by the national and University colors, The audience dutifully sang “America” and “Carmen Ohio.”



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Completion date for the Stadium was set for October 1, 1922. In concurrence with the erection of the Stadium, the University let a contract for the new bridge and roadway over the Olentangy just north of the Stadium at a cost of $117,900. The University trustees, meanwhile, at their April 25, 1921 meeting adopted an important resolution under which the Stadium was to be built and fixing the responsibility of the Athletic Board. By now the project was known officially as the Ohio Stadium. More than $1,000,000 having been raised, it was now up to the building committee to see the project to completion. It was stipulated, among other things, that the University itself was to incur no financial obligation in connection with the Stadium and that the cost of the structure was not to exceed $930,000. But that was not to be, before it was completed, Ohio Stadium was to cost twice that much.

The Stadium was to have a seating capacity of 63,000 and was to be built mainly of concrete.

















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OHIO STADIUM WAS COMPLETED JUST IN TIME FOR THE PLANNED DEDICATION DAY OF OCTOBER 21, 1922. THE DEDICATION GAME WAS ACTUALLY THE THIRD GAME AT OHIO STADIUM, THE FIRST BEING AGAINST OHIO WESLEYAN ON OCTOBER 7, AND THE SECOND AGAINST OBERLIN ON OCTOBER 14. THE DEDICATION GAME WAS A HUGE SUCCESS WITH OVER 72,000 PEOPLE ATTENDING.








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BamaChick
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This is an AWESOME thread!





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HarryBalzack
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My grandfather and his P-47 squadron soon after the Battle of the Bulge, during which they were awarded a Presidential Citation.



My grandfather at the Arc de Triumph



My grandfather in northern France, early fall 1944.



My grandfather at Versailles.



My grandfather going ashore at Normandy (D-Day +4)


My g-g-g-g-grandmother and her slave.







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deltaland
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Is this when the Russians overran the Reichstag in Berlin? I remember that mission from COD World at War






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Wrestler171
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I think it is. This is when they went looting and raping the whole country.





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