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August 20, 1959. There was no Twitter in 1959, but you could carry a sign around. "Little Rock, Arkansas. Rally at State Capitol. Group protesting admission of the 'Little Rock Nine' to Central High School." Photo by John T. Bledsoe. U.S. News & World Report Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.
Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1958, in the midst of that city's school integration crisis. No caption or photographer credit, but the picture tells the story. View full size.
Spring 1948. Mooseheart, Illinois. "Children at Mooseheart, an orphanage run by the charitable organization Loyal Order of Moose." From a series of photos taken by Stanley Kubrick, the future film director, for "Mooseheart -- The Child City," an article in the June 8, 1948, issue of Look magazine. View full size.