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"Whose Great Society?" Harlem supports the Selma Civil Rights Movement, New York City, 1965 Photo credit: Diana Davies Papers Sierra Leone, Photo New York, Great Society, Black History Facts, Power To The People, Civil Rights Movement, African Diaspora, Thing 1, African American History

Harlem supports the Selma Civil Rights Movement, New York City, 1965. Reproduced with permission from photographer Diana Davies

Artist: Rita Barros Title: Dee Dee Ramone at the Chelsea Hotel Year: 1992 Medium: Gelatin Silver Photograph, Signed and numbered in ink verso Edition: Size: 20 x 16 inches Ramones, Joey Ramone, Music Is Life, My Music, Hotel A New York, Fillmore East, Chelsea Hotel, Heartbreak Hotel, Dee Dee

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During the Great Depression people built shacks (shanties) in Central Park. This community became known as Hooverville, a reference to President Herbert Hoover. Many, many residents were WWI vets and their families. Central Park, New York City, 1930 History Photos, Us History, American History, Asian History, Strange History, Tudor History, British History, History Facts, Vintage New York

Curiosities: More Rare Historical Pictures

It's another wonderful romp through the annals of history! Join us and skip backwards through the ages.

New York City Parks Department Swimmobile - 1960 x Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Photos Du, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Iconic Photos, Vintage New York, New York Street, New York City

Rarely Seen "Enchanted" Moments of World History (Megapost)

Yupp, this post has been so popular that even 9gag (and many others) stole it, upside down or tortured in some other way. Please help us do justice by sharing the original post below. Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840.

Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City.I wish I could have seen this with my own eyes!Circa Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City.I wish I could have seen this with my own eyes! Old Pictures, Old Photos, Rare Photos, New York City, Nyc, Vintage New York, Interesting History, Victorian Era, Victorian Interiors

Circa 1880. Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City

Spectacular carved cabinetry with marble tops; large crystal chandeliers; and tile floor. Note the three men in the photo.