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New York City During The Great Depression: 55 Heartbreaking Images

New York City During The Great Depression: 55 Heartbreaking Images

In many ways, NYC was Ground Zero for arguably the darkest moment in U.S. history.
The Seldom-Heard Story Of New York City’s Forgotten Stepchild

The Seldom-Heard Story Of New York City’s Forgotten Stepchild

Staten Island has never been the biggest fan of New York City — and in some ways, rightfully so.
Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

In the final days of pre-revolution Russia, the "Mad Monk" Rasputin was arguably one of the most powerful people attached to the court. But what do we really know about the man himself?
Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

He even managed to get an apology from the killer's granddaughter, who thanked the man for bringing out “the entire truth” of Russia's past.
The Broken Faces And Haunted Landscapes Of America’s Dust Bowl

The Broken Faces And Haunted Landscapes Of America’s Dust Bowl

This is desperation, defined.
1968: The Year America Almost Tore Itself Apart

1968: The Year America Almost Tore Itself Apart

Riots, assassinations and floundering wars abroad nearly brought the nation to its knees.
The Story Of Ching Shih, Prostitute Turned Lord Of The Pirates

The Story Of Ching Shih, Prostitute Turned Lord Of The Pirates

How one 18th century concubine became the "Terror of South China."
The True Story Of Bloody Mary, The Woman Behind The Mirror

The True Story Of Bloody Mary, The Woman Behind The Mirror

The woman behind the childhood game is more sad than she is scary.
Absurd Nazi Propaganda Photos With Their Original Captions

Absurd Nazi Propaganda Photos With Their Original Captions

These images and words helped bring a nation under Hitler's thumb.
“Lobster Boy”: The Circus Act Turned Murderer

“Lobster Boy”: The Circus Act Turned Murderer

This rare condition spelled a handicap for many — but to Grady Stiles Jr., it signaled lethal opportunity.
Why Only A Woman Could Pull Off This Stunning Exposé Of A Victorian Mental Asylum

Why Only A Woman Could Pull Off This Stunning Exposé Of A Victorian Mental Asylum

The thrilling tale of perhaps the most daring undercover feat in the history of journalism.