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A 10 x 15 foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903

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Testing football helmets in 1912

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A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began, 1920

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Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920’s

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Traffic jam in New York, 1923

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A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926

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World economic crisis, 1929

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Central Park in 1930

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Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon. 1930

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Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930’s

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the

1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 1930’s
started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

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NY, Coney Island, 1940

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The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

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A man begging for his wife’s forgiveness inside Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948

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Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

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19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. (UPDATE: As Peter notes, “Tanaka was not exactly “a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima ;” — when the bomb was dropped, he was at home, about 20 miles from the site He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.”)

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Florida ;‘s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

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NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960

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Muhammad Ali ;‘s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

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Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 

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Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

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Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

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