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Louise Cromwell, 1911 - beautiful

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California #vietnam

London in the 1920's-telephone engineer, Mayfair The activity looks much more dangerous than it actually is, although sitting in bo'sn's chair 50 feet high won't appeal to some people. The engineer is attaching the main telephone cable to a new support wire, suspended between Maddox Street and Conduit Street in Mayfair. Via Flickr

Resistance, Josephine Baker. During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. repin rw

1850 "Classroom in the Emerson School for Girls" photograph.