My daily musings and inspirations.

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Kindness is like holding an ice cube in your hands. It stings, but then the cold dissolves; what at first you could barely hold becomes something you cannot let go.
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A young black man, in an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, riding a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban, South Africa, 1986.
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A young black man, in an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, riding a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban, South Africa, 1986.

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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks
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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks

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German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945
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German SS women made to bury victims of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Apr 1945

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Nelson Mandela casting his vote in the 1994 South Africa elections. It was the first time Mandela had voted in his life. Taken in Inanda, Durban by the IEC’s official photographer, Paul Weinberg.
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Nelson Mandela casting his vote in the 1994 South Africa elections. It was the first time Mandela had voted in his life. Taken in Inanda, Durban by the IEC’s official photographer, Paul Weinberg.

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A mother and daughter, pre civil rights movement
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A mother and daughter, pre civil rights movement

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AFGHANISTAN - CIVIL WAR

Beetles & Huxley Gallery
Afghanistan
London, UK
12 May through 7 June 2014

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After the liberation on Aug 26, 1944, Parisian women with their children run for cover as remaining German snipers open fire from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral
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After the liberation on Aug 26, 1944, Parisian women with their children run for cover as remaining German snipers open fire from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral

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Japanese Female Pearl Diver c. 1950
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The photographer, Iwase Yoshiyuka, was born in 1904 and this picture is most likely from the 1950’s. The woman in the photograph is an Ama diver. They would go out three times a day and dive for up to four minutes on each dive. They were paid large sums of money, some significantly more than local men would make all year long. A huge set of photographs and some information can be found here.


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Japanese Female Pearl Diver c. 1950

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The photographer, Iwase Yoshiyuka, was born in 1904 and this picture is most likely from the 1950’s. The woman in the photograph is an Ama diver. They would go out three times a day and dive for up to four minutes on each dive. They were paid large sums of money, some significantly more than local men would make all year long. A huge set of photographs and some information can be found here.

but i’ll be there for you
as the world falls down

(Source: enchantedadieu, via vintagegal)

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Two friends of Japanese ancestry play one final game while awaiting evacuation to an internment camp, in San Francisco, California, in early 1942.
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Two friends of Japanese ancestry play one final game while awaiting evacuation to an internment camp, in San Francisco, California, in early 1942.

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Buddhist monks of the Big Asakusa Temple prepare for the Second Sino-Japanese War as they wear gas masks during training against future aerial attacks in Tokyo, Japan, on May 30, 1936
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Buddhist monks of the Big Asakusa Temple prepare for the Second Sino-Japanese War as they wear gas masks during training against future aerial attacks in Tokyo, Japan, on May 30, 1936

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French women who have been accused of having affairs with German soldiers are stripped down to their underwear, some with heads shaved, as part of their public humiliation. 1944
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After France Was Liberated 1944: Abuse of French Women-more info, pics, and videos


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French women who have been accused of having affairs with German soldiers are stripped down to their underwear, some with heads shaved, as part of their public humiliation. 1944

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American soldier crosses a river in Vietnam, 1968
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American soldier crosses a river in Vietnam, 1968