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          Entertainment

          18 visitors recommend:
          Uptown Chicago: cradle of Entertainment
          Source: David Stratis
          City: Chicago, State: IL
          This web site features an animated entertainment history of the Uptown Chicago area, from two of the world's first movie studios, to the largest movie palace in America, Chicago gangster legends, to the "World's Most Famous Ballroom" and more!
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          6 visitors recommend:
          World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
          Source: Illinois Institute of Technology Paul V. Galvin Library
          City: Chicago, State: IL
          Thousands -- yes, thousands -- of illustrations and images of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.
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          Art

          8 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives New England prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          City: Boston, State: MA
          A gallery of high quality scans of Currier & Ives New England prints, including farms, winter sleigh riding, Thanksgiving, autumn cider making, and a view of Boston. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          Edward Hopper
          Source: EdwardHopper.info
          A web site devoted to American realist painter Edward Hopper. Includes a short biography, information on many of his most important works, and links to where you can buy prints and posters.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives prints of England and the English
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A gallery of scans of Currier & Ives prints of England and the English. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A gallery for browsing or buying Currier and Ives prints, the classics of 19th century Americana.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          Greek landscapes paintings by Yannis Stavrou
          Source: Yannis Stavrou
          Country: Greece E-mail: info@yannisstavrou.gr
          Among contemporary Greek painters, Stavrou introduces a modern figurative style in his landscape. Cityscapes, seascapes, marine landscapes: Athens, Thessaloniki, Corfu.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          The Victorian Era
          Source: The Victorian Era
          Country: United Kingdom E-mail: anon2890@hotmail.com
          Britain in photographs during the latter reign of Queen Victoria. Mainly a commercial site, but interesting to browse the photos.
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          Humor

          33 visitors recommend:
          Hitler's passport
          Source: UK Public Record Office
          Country: United Kingdom
          The British Special Operations' forgery section produced fake documents to provide cover for operatives' clandestine activities. To show their prowess, and their senses of humor, the counterfeiters created this fake passport for Adolf Hitler. (It features a red "J" which was used to label Jews on German passports.)
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          Movies

          4 visitors recommend:
          North Woods Dramas: The Forgotten Genre
          Source: Northeast Historic Film
          State: ME
          "From the teens through the twenties, many movies were set in the north woods." Here's an online exhibit of posters from that era.
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          History

          7 visitors recommend:
          Archiving Early America
          Source: Archiving Early America
          This fascinating site features images of 18th Century America, famous writings from the time, and even FLASH movies such as "Molly Pitcher: An American Heroine," "The Treason of Benedict Arnold," "Paul Revere. Messenger of the Revolution," and "The Real Face of George Washington." They take a long time to load but they're fun.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Chronology of Ireland
          Source: Brendan O'Brien
          Country: Ireland
          A massive collection of significant Irish events, births, and deaths listed by year from the 17th century on.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          LIBERTY! The American Revolution
          Source: PBS Online
          This is the online companion to PBS documentary, featuring a broad range of textual and graphical resources about the two decades of debate and rebellion that changed America and the world forever.
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          Political History

          11 visitors recommend:
          Churchill: The Evidence
          Source: Churchill Archives Centre
          Country: United Kingdom
          A great collection of documents and text on a dozen Churchill topics, such as "the young radical" and "the tide of victory."
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          9 visitors recommend:
          Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
          Source: Library of Congress
          The stories and images of the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. A terrific online exhibit from the Library of Congress.
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          8 visitors recommend:
          The Bill of Rights: High-resolution scan
          Source: NARA
          A 339KB high-resolution version of the original 1789 Bill of Rights amended to the U.S. Constitution.
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          6 visitors recommend:
          The U.S. Constitution: High-resolution scan
          Source: NARA
          A 130KB high-resolution version of the original 1787 U.S. Constitution.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Charters of Freedom
          Source: NARA
          "Each year more than a million visitors come to the Rotunda of the National Archives to see our Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Although there is no substitute for an actual visit, this exhibit will allow you to study the documents in greater detail than is possible for the rotunda visitor."
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          Urban History

          5 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives New York City prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          City: New York, State: NY
          A gallery of scans of Currier & Ives prints of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          Heritages and Horizons
          Source: Boston Theological Institute
          Author: Rodney L. Petersen, Donna LaRue
          City: Boston, State: MA E-mail: mroz@bostontheological.org
          A virtual tour of American history as it has evolved in the Greater Boston Area through the lens of the nine historic schools of theology, seminaries and university divinity schools, known as the Boston Theological Institute, as well as through related institutions.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives Chicago prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          City: Chicago, State: IL
          A gallery of scans of Currier & Ives prints of Chicago. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          Christmas

          17 visitors recommend:
          Images of vintage Christmas cards
          Source: Shari
          Beautiful scans of a few dozen vintage Christmas cards from about 1910-1930.
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          7 visitors recommend:
          Tom and Jerry Celebrate Christmas
          Source: Tom and Jerry Online
          City: Hollywood, State: CA
          The cartoon enemies, Tom and Jerry, celebrate a joyful Christmas together in this 1946 image.
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          6 visitors recommend:
          Merry Christmas, 1776: The Battle of Trenton
          Source: U.S. Army Center for Military History
          City: Trenton, State: NJ
          A super high-resolution image of the Battle of Trenton, December 26, 1776, when the Continental Army won its first victory in long months of painful striving, and put new heart into Washington's men.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          16th Irish Division Christmas card
          Source: Joe Ryan
          Country: United Kingdom
          A soldier's Christmas card from 1917.
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          Fourth of July

          4 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives founding fathers prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A gallery of scans of Victorian-era prints of the founding fathers and early Americana, e.g. George Washington, John Hancock, American Revolution, Columbus, the Pilgrims. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          The Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
          Source: NARA
          55 delegates attended the Constitutional Convention sessions (only 39 actually signed the Constitution). This online exhibit features short biographies of each of these founding fathers.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          The Declaration of Independence: High-resolution scan
          Source: NARA
          A 315KB high-resolution version of the original Declaration.
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          St. Patricks Day

          3 visitors recommend:
          St. Patrick's Day in History
          Source: Library of Congress
          Items and links related to Irish history in America.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives prints of Ireland and the Irish
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A large gallery of high quality scans of Currier & Ives prints of Ireland and the Irish. Includes Connemara, Cork, Wicklow, Daniel O'Connell, St. Patrick, and a striking female personification of Irish freedom. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          Nostalgia

          6 visitors recommend:
          Portrait of Black Chicago
          Source: NARA
          City: Chicago, State: IL
          From June through October 1973 and briefly during the spring of 1974, John H. White, a 28-year-old photographer with the Chicago Daily News, worked for the federal government photographing Chicago, especially the city's African-American community. Here is his photo-essay.
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          Archeology

          6 visitors recommend:
          Stones of Ireland -- ancient mounds and monuments
          Source: Stone Pages
          Country: Ireland
          A pleasant, easy-to-use tour of every significant ancient monument in Ireland. Each one includes a nice, high-resolution photo and a concise, readable description.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          The Discovery Programme
          Source: Discovery Programme
          Country: Ireland
          A state-funded research institution devoted to Irish archeology, and to making it available to the public. The Web site has in-depth summaries of their past projects.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          Projects of Margaret Gowen & Co. archaeological consultants
          Source: MGLARC
          Country: Ireland
          This private archeological consultancy offers a terrific collection of summaries of their past work. This is *a lot* of fun to browse if you enjoy archeology.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          Stones of England -- ancient mounds and monuments
          Source: Stone Pages
          Country: United Kingdom
          A pleasant, easy-to-use tour of every significant ancient monument in England. Each one includes a nice, high-resolution photo and a concise, readable description.
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          Baseball

          11 visitors recommend:
          19th Century baseball photos
          Source: Jaime Leiderman
          A collection of scans of tintypes, stereoviews, and other early photos of baseball and baseball teams. "Peepholes to a game not so different from today's."
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          7 visitors recommend:
          1887 baseball cards
          Source: My Dog Murphy
          A small collection of terrific scans of 1887 baseball cards. Click on the images for more information about the players, such as Charles Comiskey of the St. Louis Browns, who is better known for his long ownership of the Chicago White Sox.
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          6 visitors recommend:
          19th Century Baseball Ephemera
          Source: Mark Forder
          Over two dozen high-resolution scans of documents such as a letter from the Gotham Base Ball Club, 1893 scorecards, schedules for The National League, and more.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          Ted Williams Collection at the Griffin Museum of Photography
          Source: The Griffin Museum of Photography
          City: Boston, State: MA
          The Center is the home to the only display in the world of color and B&W photographs of Ted Williams' first year (1939) with the Red Sox.
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          Olympics

          12 visitors recommend:
          Berlin 1936: The Nazi Olympics
          Source: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
          An online exhibit about the role of sport in Nazi Germany, the debate around participating in (and thereby endorsing) the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the games themselves, the treatment of African-American and Jewish athletes, and the aftermath.
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          Shipwrecks

          4 visitors recommend:
          Lake Champlain shipwrecks
          Source: Historic Vermont
          State: VT
          Vermont's historic underwater preserves. Summaries of the history, and what's down there now.
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          Tallships

          7 visitors recommend:
          Tallships and marine oil paintings by Aristides Balanos
          Source: Psychi objets d'art
          Author: Aristides Balanos
          City: Athens, Country: Greece E-mail: contact@e-psychi.com
          Tall ships and seascapes, oil paintings on canvas from the Greek artist Aristides Balanos.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives maritime and ship prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A large gallery of high quality scans of Currier & Ives nautical prints. Includes cutters, sloops, racing yachts, clippers and other tallships, plus a few steamships and fishing boats -- including a whaler. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          Travel

          1 visitors recommend:
          WaterWinterWonderland - All things nostalgiac in Michigan
          Source: Gary Ritzenthaler
          City: Wixom, State: MI E-mail: Webmaster@WaterWinterWonderland.com
          Michigan Theaters, Drive-Ins, Amusement Parks, Auto Racing and much more!
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          War

          15 visitors recommend:
          World War II: The early years
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          Author: Compiled by CPT John F. Curley
          Over two dozen high resolution photographs from New Guinea, Australia, North Africa, Iceland, the Sicily Invasion, and more.
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          10 visitors recommend:
          The Normandy Invasion: The story in pictures
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          More than two dozen high resolution photographs and scans of paintings. Highly recommended!
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          8 visitors recommend:
          Eisenhower's final order for D-Day
          Source: NARA
          Here is a detailed, readable scan of the hand-written order from General Eisenhower for the D-day invasion of France, June 5, 1944.
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          8 visitors recommend:
          Arthur Syzk: Artist for freedom
          Source: Library of Congress
          "Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) was one America's leading political artists during World War II, when he produced hundreds of anti-Axis illustrations and cartoons in aid of the Allied war effort."
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          7 visitors recommend:
          U.S. Army Art Collections
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          A large selection of individual online galleries with low-resolution images for browsing and high-resolution versions for when you want a closer look. Some of these collections are fantastic -- such as those of Richard H. Jansen and Ludwig Mactarian.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          African Americans in the U. S. Army -- early WWII
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          Sharp high resolution photographs.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          World War II: Preparing for battle
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          Author: Compiled by CPT John F. Curley
          Sharp high resolution photographs.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Currier and Ives Civil War prints
          Source: CurrierandIves.info
          A gallery of scans of Civil War-related prints from the famous Currier & Ives, including Lincoln, Grant, land battles, sea battles, and more. These are especially interesting because they were made at the time of the war and shortly after, clearly by Northerners. Images are free for use as clip art, and some are for sale as art prints.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          Japanese surrender document
          Source: NARA
          On September 2, 1945, on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japanese representatives signed the official Instrument of Surrender. Here it is.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          Army nurses: World War II and Korean War images
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          Author: Miss Brandy Carter
          Over a dozen high resolution photographs, paintings, and sketches.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          The Irish and the United States Army
          Source: U.S. Army
          Lots of great images from World War II, paintings, text on the Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and more.
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          2 visitors recommend:
          Photos from World War II Ireland
          Source: U.S. Army Center of Military History
          Sharp high resolution photographs.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          National World War II Memorial Home Page
          Source: WWII memorial committee
          City: Washington, State: DC
          The long-awaited construction of the National WWII Memorial kicked off on Aug. 27, 2001. This site is not a true online complement to the memorial, but it does have a lot of information on the politics and process of the creation of the monument.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          Photos from 'Picturing the Century': A World in Flames
          Source: National Archives
          10 very high-quality images of World War II from an exhibition at the National Archives in Washington, DC, 1999-2001.
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          Air Forces, Military Aviation

          7 visitors recommend:
          WWII Warbird Photos
          Source: AviationHistory.info
          A gallery of American WWII bomber, fighter, and transport plane photos -- to browse and enjoy, or to use as free clip art.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          Pilot Ball Caps - WWII flying pictures page
          Source: Captain Mike
          "Here are my aviation pictures spanning a 20+ year career in the Air Force and civilian aviation. There are military flying pictures as well as my Dad's pictures from WWII."
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          Army, Infantry Battles

          7 visitors recommend:
          An Army At Dawn: Companion Web site
          Source: Henry Holt and Company
          Author: Rick Atkinson
          Companion website to the wonderful book "An Army at Dawn" by Rick Atkinson. Interactive maps detailing Operation TORCH, the WWII Allied invasion of North Africa.
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          5 visitors recommend:
          Robert's Armory: Armored vehicles and artillery
          Source: Charles C. Roberts, Jr
          City: Big Rock, State: IL
          Includes detailed information on their collection, including an M22 "Locust" light tank designed for airborne operations, an M16 Half-Track, a 75mm Pack Howitzer, a military bicycle, and much more.
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          Navy, Sea Battles

          8 visitors recommend:
          U-505 Submarine Exhibit
          Source: Museum of Science and Industry
          City: Chicago, State: IL
          The U-505 is a German World War II Type- IXc Unterseeboot (submarine) that was captured in battle on the high seas by boarding parties from the USS Guadalcanal task group 22.3 on 4 June 1944.
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          4 visitors recommend:
          Animated Pacific War Battles
          Source: James Cagney
          E-mail: jcagney@cisco.com
          Animations of Pacific war battles.
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          1 visitors recommend:
          U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX-327)
          Source: U.S. Coast Guard
          City: New London, State: CT
          The only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services.
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          Civilian Life

          9 visitors recommend:
          Civvy Street in WWII: A true story of civilian life in wartime Bristol
          Source: Tom Fletcher
          City: Bristol, Country: United Kingdom
          Personal recollections of Luftwaffe bombing raids and their aftermath from someone who was 11 years old when they started. Click on photos for some terrific high resolution versions.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          Photos and documents related to Japanese relocation during World War II
          Source: National Archives
          A collection of very high-quality images related to the Japanese internment. These are offered as an aide for teachers, but are fascinating for anyone with an interest in the subject.
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          Politics of War

          6 visitors recommend:
          The Commissar Vanishes: Falsification of photos in Stalin's Russia
          Source: Newseum
          Country: Belgium
          Stalin's agents routinely arrested and killed "enemies of the people." Communist Party workers then tried to remove any trace of these people from the photographic archives and the media. A fascinating virtual exhibit.
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          3 visitors recommend:
          The Marshall Plan
          Source: NARA
          A readable scan of "The Economic Cooperation Act of 1948," aka The Marshall Plan -- the proposed rebuilding of the war-torn continent.
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          Prisoners of War

          5 visitors recommend:
          O'Reilly's 'Auto'
          Source: Bigwood.com
          Country: Ireland
          Extracts from an "auto," or autograph book, written by Irish Republican prisoners in 1922.
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