History in Pics


Two Korean men defending a grocery store during the L.A Riots, April 30, 1992. The Korean and the black communities in Los Angeles were not friendly in the 90s after a Korean shop owner killed an African-American girl and got no prison time for it.


Bosnian Muslim refugees arrive at New York’s JFK International Airport, 1993.

After Bosnia declared independence in 1992 from the collapsing Yugoslav state, Serbian forces accompanied by Bosnian Serbs attempted to ethnically cleanse the territory of the Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims). Using former Yugoslavian military equipment, they surrounded Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city. Snipers hid in the hills and shot at civilians as they tried to get food and water. Mass executions, concentration camps, rape and sexual violence, and forced displacement were all extremely prevalent. The “siege of Sarajevo” is considered to be one of the most dramatic and representative parts Yugoslavia’s breakup, with thousands killed over the course of nearly four years.


Judy Garland taking a break from filming “The Wizard of Oz”, 1938.

Judy Garland was 16 when she won the role of Dorothy. Her diet was strictly only allowed to consist of chicken soup and coffee and she had to smoke more than a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. Producer hired someone to spy on her so he could severely punish her if she didn’t comply with her diet or smoking. This is all on top of being forced to take amphetamines and adrenaline shots all day long then a bunch of barbiturates to put her to sleep at night so she that could get 3 hours of sleep and take more amphetamines to spend the rest working.

In addition, she was routinely molested by older men including studio chiefs who considered her little more than their “property”.

24-Joseph Ambrose

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.


A police officer issuing woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy, in 1957.


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