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The Stories Of Central American Immigrants That Most News Sources Won’t Tell You About

death train caught and deported

Being caught by Mexican police almost always means deportation back to Central America. Business Insider

We hear about the “problem” of illegal immigration every day either through news broadcasts or mind-boggling statistics, but what does the process actually look like to those participating in it? Photographer Michelle Frankfurter set out to answer just that, spending five years documenting the sometimes fatal journey that many migrants take from Guatemala to Mexico–all in hopes of landing in the United States.

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A Slice Of South African Heaven

Gods Window South Africa

They call it God’s Window for a reason: tucked along the Panorama Route in the eastern Mpumalanga province, God’s Window provides sublime views of the Lowveld, Kruger National Park and the Lebombo Mountains.

What We Love This Week, Volume CXIV

Photo Proof That Victorians Weren’t Always Serious

Modern society doesn’t tend to look back too fondly on the Victorian era. We talk of repression and imperial conquest, and how these rigid social mores have endured to the present. But as we’ve recently unpacked, much of the “face” of Victorianism was the result of emerging technology: photography was very new, which meant that exposures were long and required extended stillness. Modern dental hygiene didn’t really exist, which meant that flashing a toothy grin wasn’t exactly on the average Victorian’s to-do list. It also would brand you as an idiot. These photos at Vintage Everyday remind us that in spite of their present-day associations, Victorians still knew how to get a bit silly.

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The Four Horsemen Make An Appearance During The Apocalyptic 1973 Oil Crisis

Oil Crisis In Amsterdam 1973

The 1973 oil crisis brought with it many apocalyptic fears in the West, perhaps no better illustrated than by these “four horsemen” striding through the streets of Amsterdam. While fashionably festooned, these riders weren’t necessarily trying to make a statement. Due to the oil shortage and soaring prices (OAPEC’s oil embargo quadrupled the price of oil barrels), they were complying with some sort of driving ban.

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