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Writing Prompt: Historical photos

Writing prompt for upper elementary. May be controversial but helps teach real history and gets them to www their point of view to create lasting impact

Kiss by DelReyGal

1952 photo by Frank Q. Brown, former Los Angeles Times staff photographer . of returning Korean War soldier Sgt Class Owen Marsh of North Hollywood leaning out a bus window to kiss his wife, Evelyn.

Texting in the 1950s

Texting in the 1950s

Young Woman Kissing a Soldier Good-Bye

Way to go best bud helping out your friend's short sweet heart! Picture shows a woman (Martha O'Driscoll) Kissing a soldier good-bye before leaving for WWII. She is being held up by another soldier and kissing a boy through the back of a truck.

Amour marin...

end of world war II. A sailor was so happy that he grabbed an unknown nurse in Times Square and gave her a kiss. This famous kiss was captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life Magazine


where else would you sleep? that must have been a really long ride ! whimsical, sweet and very cute sleeping child real wonderful life photo

Jessie Tarbox Beals, first published female photojournalist in the US, precariously standing on a ladder, with a very large and heavy camera.

Unknown photographer Jessie Tarbox Beals working at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (The ladder is supported by her assistant, "Pumpkin"), 1904 Gelatin silver print Radcliffe Institute, Schlesinger Library, PUMPKIN LADDER?

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vintage everyday: Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.

I wish they got to meet! Every photo has a story behind it.

Legendary kiss V–J day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt , was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers

Judy "Dorothy" Garland

Judy Garland on the set of The Wizard of Oz reading LIFE Magazine Issue December 1938 with the "O Little Town of Bethlehem Yuletide Pageant" Cover. The release date of Wizard Of Oz was August 1939 So this photo could possibly be dated to December

Infants wear gas mask hoods during a London bombing drill (1940).

Just in case you need a pinch of perspective: From the Imperial War Museum in London, "Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill." GAS DRILL AT A LONDON HOSPITAL: ENGLAND, 1940

Roller skating to class.. 1930 University of Chicago. Why fabulous? Because they're women attending university in 1930.

Co-eds with their books go to school on skates. Miss Lucile Pfaender (left) and Miss Maryellen Falconer, co-eds at the University of Chicago, roll merrily down the Midway on their roller skates,

vintage everyday: A Victorian Woman Riding Her Ostrich

woman riding side-saddle on an austrich. antique photograph of a woman riding an ostrich.