Photo by Horace Warner, ca. 1900. From the book "Spitalfields Nippers" to be published on Nov 1, 2014, containing recently discovered photographic masterpieces by Horace Warner, depicting Quaker children in London's East End at the turn of the 20th century.
History in Photos: Nurse Training. Student nurses, like Susan Petty of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, are rendering their country a great service by making it possible for experienced nurses to join the Army or Navy Nurse Corps. Relieved of such civilian duties as administering injections to patients like this smiling youngster, graduate nurses are tending America's fighting men in distant parts of the world.
Photo Interactive: The Civil War, Now in Living Color Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Civil-War-Now-in-Living-Color-192504401.html#ixzz2Llr4zFEU Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter
Space History Photo: Astronaut Alan Shepard, in his silver pressure suit with the helmet visor closed, prepares for his upcoming Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) launch. On May 5, 1961, Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the first American to fly into space.
German soldiers surrender to the US Army during Hitler's unsuccessful final thrust in the Ardennes in the last days of 1944. The failed German offensive depleted the very last combat-worthy reserves of manpower along with last significant supplies of fuel and weapons..