30 YEARS AGO TODAY: It’s hope and then despair as the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 28, 1986. All seven crew members perish. (National Geographic)
The real “Rosie the Riveter” Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Egotism, laziness, hysteria: reasons to be admitted to 1800s insane asylum
Egotism, laziness, hysteria: reasons to be admitted to 1800s insane asylum: Rachel says, "If the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (located in Weston, WV) is anything to go by, we should all be locked up forever! From 1864 to 1889, this West Virginian hospital admitted all kinds of people to its insane asylum and we’ve got the list of ailments to share with you."
from another pinner--"why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? isn’t 2 people holding hands after jumping more significant than 1 man? it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments."