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Road to Missouri to Oregon

The full trail map to Oregon from Missouri

Child survivors of Auschwitz

Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence. Among those pictured are Tomasz Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Solomon Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler; Marta Wiess; Boro Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser;…

Philadelphia riots of 1844

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Depiction of the destruction of the St. Augustine Church in the 1844 Philadelphia Nativist riots, from “A Full and Complete Account of the Late Awful Riots in Philadelphia,”

The mountain in labor

The artist employs Aesop's fable about the mountain which was said to be in labor, its dreadful groans attracting expectant crowds only to be disappointed when it issued forth a small mouse. Here the mountain is the "Volcano of Loco-Focoism"…