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Some of the events that effected people throughout the world Read more >>

From strikes and protests through man-made and natural disasters, these are photos of some of the events that have effected people in the past. << Read less
This is the last photo of the RMS Titanic afloat, taken in April 1912. Three days after the photo, the Titanic sank in the northern Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.
Treasteall was only 3 1/2 years when she and her mother Edith and 7 month old baby brother Alfred boarded Titanic as 3rd class then sadly perished in the sinking on April 15, 1912.
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A depiction of the great Pullman strike of 1894 which prompted Congress to establish Labor Day as a national holiday.
A photo of Helen Loraine Allison (Titanic Rm Passenger)
People in this photo:
Helen Loraine Allison
around Jun 5, 1909 - around Apr 15, 1912
ON, Canada
This is my grandmother, Constance Lee Sharp and her brother, Robert Sharp, marching for temperance in Evanston Illinois about 1912. Her grandmother, Clara Morgan Chapin, was an influential member of the WCTU for passage of the 18th amendment.
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Etta Mae (Waid) Miller: She was my grandmother & was the daughter of Abraham Waid & Eliza Fisk. She was also found INNOCENT of the crime that they say she committed. She was born May 5, 1880 in MI, & died in June 8,1955 in Lansing, MI. Abraham was the son of Andrew Gilbert Waid. The Waid's came from Crawford Co.,PA She married Charles Phillips, Oct. 3, 1898 in Howell, MI. They had a son, Fred Phillips. She married Alvin Miller April 16, 1904 in Howell, MI. There children were Frank, Eliza, & Alvira.
People in this photo:
Etta Mae (Waid) Miller
May 5, 1880 - Jun 8, 1955
Lansing, MI, United States
A photo of the RMS Titanic's Maiden Voyage taken shortly after the Titanic's departure from Southampton Harbor in England. This memorable event took place on April 10th, 1912. It was the maiden voyage of the Titanic - and the last voyage of the Titanic. The Titanic had 3 engines (2 reciprocating and one turbine) which gave it both speed and a smooth ride. The ship, prior to its departure, was described as "designed to be unsinkable."
This is a photo of Irish pickets at White House added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Anti Prohibition group, 1/21/24 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of W.A. Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector, 9/5/25 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Amelia Rosser as Ireland added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The Great [railroad] Strike [Pittsburgh, Pa. 1877]:... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Illinois - the anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago - a... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - great eight-hour labor demonstration -... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - grand demonstration of workingmen,... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - John Most, the anarchist, addressing a... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Cartoon showing clownish looking women wearing garish clothing at a meeting. "The only way we can gain women's suffrage is by making our appeal through our charm, our grace, and our beauty."
Selig Cohen, known as Selif Silverstein, attempted to use a bomb in Union Square on March 28, 1908. He was unsuccessful and ended up killing himself and a bystander when the bomb exploded prematurely. Anarchists - casualties of anarchist riot, Union Square. Taken 20 seconds after bomb thrown in NYC.
Piles of garbage on street outside markets during garbage collectors' strike in New York City.
Grand demonstration of the democracy in New York City, October 5, 1868 Soldiers and other men of the Democratic Party demonstrating, banner reads "reduce taxation before taxation reduces us."
Strikes - street railways--New York--Stopped car on 86th St. and 6th Ave. 1916
Group of women standing in circle on sidewalk and talking, during the New York City rent strike of 1908.
Strikers from Lawrence, Massachusetts, with children, in New York City, 1912 Feb. 19.
The labor troubles at Homestead, Pa. - Attack of the strikers and their sympathizers on the surrendered Pinkerton men / drawn by Miss G.A. Davis, from a sketch by C. Upham.
This is a photo of The great railway strikes - scenes in and about Chicago added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The Homestead riot added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Illinois - The anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago The... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Revolt in prison, Damascus added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
The red flag in New York - riotous Communist workingmen driven from Tompkins Square by the mounted police, Tuesday, January 13th / Matt Morgen(?).
Four scenes showing homeless men: in corridor of the City Hall at night, working with brooms for meals and lodging, receiving meals at Lake-side kitchen, and in bunks in lodging house.
This is a photo of [Louis Blériot on his return with wife on train from... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
Photograph taken at the White House of the group of children who have come to Wash. to appeal to the President for the release of political prisoners
A wood engraving of the Riots at New York--the rioters burning and sacking the colored orphan asylum
A Consignment recently received from Phila., Pa.: 749 cases of beer (18,000) bottles were today destroyed in the District of Columbia
A photo of Strike Arbitration Commission appointed by President Roosevelt (TR). Group of men posed along train, anthracite strike, Pennsylvania.
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