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Collaborator

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A woman in France in 1944, having her hair shorn off for being a collaborator. Sometimes just an accusation was enough to warrant the punishment.

 

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Original B&W photo.

Lillie Langtry

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Actress Lillie Langtry, once a mistress of Edward VII (while still Prince of Wales),in 1885.

 

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Original sepia photo.

Jennie

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Lady Randolph Churchill, née Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill. Photo taken sometime in the 1880s.

 

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Original sepia photo.

Princess Beatrice

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Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, in her wedding dress, in 1885.

 

circa 1885:  Princess Beatrice, (1857 - 1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.  She married Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1885: Princess Beatrice, (1857 – 1944), the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Original B&W photo.

Marion Davies in “Show People”

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Marion Davies in a publicity photo for the 1928 film “Show People”.

 

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Marion Davies-1928-The Cardboard Lover

Original B&W photo.

Buster Keaton and Friends

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Buster Keaton and friends, sometime in the 1920s.

 

c. 1920s: Buster Keaton with Women in Swimsuits

c. 1920s: Buster Keaton with Women in Swimsuits

Original B&W photo.

The Blackout

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In the early days of the blitz, there were more deaths from accidents during the blackout than from German bombs, which is why this cow, in a photo from 1941, is being painted, to make it more visible at night.

 

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Original B&W photo.