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Peter Lorre and his first wife Celia Lovsky after getting married, c.1934. He was filming The Man Who Knew Too Much and only hard a short break from set to do so, which is why he's in full costume.
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I just think this guy is neat.
 
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In the early 1890s Carl Stormer invented one of the first secret cameras. He went around town taking pictures of citizens. These pictures are unique as it shows what daily life was actually like back then. Most photos were staged with people in poses and not smiling. These photos show them smiling and going about their daily lives.

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Here's a couple of sites with his pictures. I think there are many than these sites shared and you can find them on Google. Just search his name.


 
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A now censored picture of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument in 2012.
Kim Jong-Il had been wrongly portrayed with a business coat instead of his signature parka, and North Korean authorities rushed to cover the mistake. Rumor has it that the people who committed the mistake got executed.

Fun fact: Kim Il Sung's statue also received an update some time after Kim Jong Il's death. This is what it originally looked like:
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And here's what it looks like now:
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One more thing: this massive bronze statue was originally covered in gold leaf, but it was removed after the Norks showed it to a visiting Chinese diplomat and he said "I really hope this isn't what you're spending our aid money on."
 

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Fun fact: Kim Il Sung's statue also received an update some time after Kim Jong Il's death. This is what it originally looked like:
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And here's what it looks like now:
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One more thing: this massive bronze statue was originally covered in gold leaf, but it was removed after the Norks showed it to a visiting Chinese diplomat and he said "I really hope this isn't what you're spending our aid money on."
The Norks have repeatedly shown themselves to be particularly ungrateful to whoever helps them. The trade road of China becomes a dirt path on the North side. Russian-speaking Norks got regularly threatened because for Kim Jong-Il Russian is the language of dirty people (who cares if the Russian Federation still kept helping them).
East Germany also gave them lots of money and rebuilt the towns of Hamhung and Hungnam - in two years the Norks took all merits, blamed the East Germans for any hiccup and also put on Nork stickers on the German-made machines to make it look like they were North Korean-made.

Also - exchange East German students were treated like prisoners at times in North Korea, while North Koreans exchange students repeatedly tried to steal German industrial data and snitched on the families hosting them to the Stasi.
 

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This photo by Bob Coglianese is named "The Savage." It was taken on July 21, 1980 during a horse race at Belmont Park, with the outside horse Great Prospector biting or "savaging" the inside gray horse Golden Derby. Golden Derby won. It is considered one of the most famous photos relating to horse racing.
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Most impressive that the term "Almight Gaylord" once struck mild anxiousness in the hearts and minds of the people of Chicago.

And they're still active in some of the suburbs and have spread out into the Midwest and parts of the South too. They've mostly abandoned Chicago proper (outside of maybe Sayre Park and Kilbourn Park) but the Gaylords have major rackets in Indiana and Kentucky, and have ties to the Bloods in those states,

It helps that the name was picked in 1952 when "gay" wasn't commonly associated with homosexuality and that Gaylord is a English transliteration of an Italian surname and also of the Galliards, a Celtic warrior tribe that was active in the Dark Ages. The Chateau Galliard in Normandy was named in their honor by Richard the Lionheart.

Gaylords were mostly Irish, Italian, or Greek with some Poles as well as some Latinos whose families had lived in Chicago for a long time and had already assimilated. Kilbourn Park GL's even had some East Asians who were local to the neighborhood, but they were majority White with the next biggest groups being more Americanized Latinos and Native Americans

IIRC, there are a few Native American sets of the Gaylords on some of the reservations too.

Their arch-rivals were another White gang called the Simon City Royals who are mostly gone in Chicago proper but are extremely active in the Deep South thanks to their close alliance with the Gangster Disciples.

SCR has a heavy presence in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama with some sets spreading to Florida and Tennessee
 
And they're still active in some of the suburbs and have spread out into the Midwest and parts of the South too. They've mostly abandoned Chicago proper (outside of maybe Sayre Park and Kilbourn Park) but the Gaylords have major rackets in Indiana and Kentucky, and have ties to the Bloods in those states,

It helps that the name was picked in 1952 when "gay" wasn't commonly associated with homosexuality and that Gaylord is a English transliteration of an Italian surname and also of the Galliards, a Celtic warrior tribe that was active in the Dark Ages. The Chateau Galliard in Normandy was named in their honor by Richard the Lionheart.

Gaylords were mostly Irish, Italian, or Greek with some Poles as well as some Latinos whose families had lived in Chicago for a long time and had already assimilated. Kilbourn Park GL's even had some East Asians who were local to the neighborhood, but they were majority White with the next biggest groups being more Americanized Latinos and Native Americans

IIRC, there are a few Native American sets of the Gaylords on some of the reservations too.

Their arch-rivals were another White gang called the Simon City Royals who are mostly gone in Chicago proper but are extremely active in the Deep South thanks to their close alliance with the Gangster Disciples.

SCR has a heavy presence in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama with some sets spreading to Florida and Tennessee
It still tickles me that one of the most notorious non-biker, truly Americanized majority white gangs is a gang called the fucking Gaylords. I'm genuinely interested in how much of a gang they were and continue to be. Where I'm from, it's mostly just Bloods and Crips, with a few mostly local minority gangs and biker gangs ; white guys never had a gang unless they just straight up joined the Bloods or Hells Angels.
 
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Found this in the basement the other day.

Picture of my Grandfather Wilbur, (2nd from left) and some of his buddies on leave in London, 1943 or 44. He served in the USAAF as a member of the 384th Fighter Squadron.
They flew bomber escort and ground attack missions and would've been using the P-38 Lightning at the time, transitioning to P-51 Mustangs near the end of the deployment.
Sadly, he passed away when I was a toddler, so I never got a chance to know the Man, but he at least got a chance to know me.

The stories he could've told, I'm sure



FWIW: My other Grandfather was a locomotive repairman for the Reading Railroad when WWII came around and was considered so vital to the war effort in that role (keeping the trains running) that he was exempted from service.
 
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This is Robert Cornelius, photographed by himself in the yard of his family's lamp manufacturing business in Philadelphia, 1839. He uncovered the lens, rushed to a spot and posed for about 10 minutes, then rushed back to cover the lens again. On the back it reads "The first light picture ever taken."
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Lewis Thornton Powell (AKA Lewis Payne), Lincoln assassination conspirator in his 1865 mugshots:
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Union army officer Grenville M. Dodge:
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