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indypendenthistory:

March 5, 1917. Woodrow Wilson and his wife Edith Bolling Wilson riding in the backseat of a carriage on their way to his second inauguration.
(via http://lightbox.time.com/2013/02/17/bringing-color-to-presidents-past/#1)

indypendenthistory:

March 5, 1917. Woodrow Wilson and his wife Edith Bolling Wilson riding in the backseat of a carriage on their way to his second inauguration.

(via http://lightbox.time.com/2013/02/17/bringing-color-to-presidents-past/#1)

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retrocampaigns:

1868, the "Reconstruction Election," was marked by pretty blatant appeals to racism, as in the ribbon above.
The Republicans and their candidate,  Radical Republican Ulysses S. Grant, supported voting and citizenship rights for blacks.
The Democratic ticket of Horatio Seymour and Francis Blair proved no match in the election, not even with help from the Klan.
Via Heritage Auction

retrocampaigns:

1868, the "Reconstruction Election," was marked by pretty blatant appeals to racism, as in the ribbon above.

The Republicans and their candidate, Radical Republican Ulysses S. Grant, supported voting and citizenship rights for blacks.

The Democratic ticket of Horatio Seymour and Francis Blair proved no match in the election, not even with help from the Klan.

Via Heritage Auction

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retrocampaigns:

It’s the veep, Richard Nixon, pumping gas for a March of Dimes charity event in 1955. As the British Pathé film notes: Nixon was an old hand at the pump, having worked at his father’s gas station as a teenager.

Credit: British Pathé Ltd. Check them out on Tumblr, too.

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mapsontheweb:

Freeway plan for Los Angeles area in 1955, and current LA highway network

mapsontheweb:

Freeway plan for Los Angeles area in 1955, and current LA highway network

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historynet:

Ku Klux Klan at the carnival in Canon City, 1925. [451x576]

historynet:

Ku Klux Klan at the carnival in Canon City, 1925. [451x576]

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historynet:

Swiss tourist in Moscow, 1957. [640x639]

historynet:

Swiss tourist in Moscow, 1957. [640x639]

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historynet:

Argentinian prisoners of war at Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands, June 1982 [620x387]

historynet:

Argentinian prisoners of war at Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands, June 1982 [620x387]

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historynet:

Last photo of Hitler. April, 1945. [500x361]

historynet:

Last photo of Hitler. April, 1945. [500x361]

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mapsontheweb:

Iberian Peninsula, 910-1492

mapsontheweb:

Iberian Peninsula, 910-1492

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retrocampaigns:

Because too much Fala is never enough Fala …


Credit: British Pathé Ltd. Check them out on Tumblr, too.

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