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A photograph is worth a thousand words - or so the saying goes. This collection of photographs will help you visualize the twentieth century.

Pictures of the 20th Century
Although we try to grasp the full meaning of the past, sometimes we can understand just a snapshot in history. Pictures help us do that. Through pictures, we can be in the room with Franklin D. Roosevelt or on the battlefield with a soldier during the Vietnam War. We can observe an unemployed man standing in line at a soup kitchen during the Great Depression or witness a pile of dead bodies in th…

1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Pictures
A fantastic collection of pictures from the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
A collection of historic photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, showing damage from both the earthquake and the fire. Also included are pictures of people fleeing the city, refugee camps, and street kitchens.

Adolf Hitler Photos
A collection of photos of Adolf Hitler which includes photographs of Hitler greeting foreign dignataries, standing with other Nazi officials, wielding a shovel, attending Nazi Party rallies, and much more.

Apollo 11 Pictures
A huge collection of pictures of the Apollo 11 mission, the mission that made Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon.

Auschwitz Pictures
Photos of Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration and death camp.

Eleanor Roosevelt Pictures
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. Although she at first came to public attention because she was married to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor herself became a strong, influential personality during and after Franklin's years in office. Learn more about this tall first lady.

Franklin Roosevelt Pictures
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), elected President of the United States an unprecedented four times, led the United States during both the Great Depression and World War II despite being paralyzed from the waist down.

Find out more about this influential man, by perusing this large complication of pictures of Roosevelt.

Great Depression Pictures
This collection of pictures of the Great Depression offers a glimpse into the lives of those that suffered through it. Included in this collection are pictures of the dust storms that ruined crops, leaving many farmers unable to keep their land. Also included are pictures of migrant workers - people who had lost their jobs or their farms and...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Pictures
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. These Hiroshima and Nagasaki pictures show the devastation brought to both these cities.

Holocaust Photographs
A gigantic collection of historic photographs separated into categories such as prisoners, camps, Einsatzgruppen, children, and Nazi officials.

Korean War Pictures
A hundred historic pictures taken during the Korean War, including planes dropping bombs, explosions caused by napalm, wounded soldiers evacuated by helicopters, and POWs repatriated.

Pearl Harbor Pictures
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack destroyed much of the United States' fleet, especially the battleships. This collection of pictures captures the attack on Pearl Harbor, including pictures of planes caught on the ground, battleships burning and sinking,...

Ronald Reagan Pictures
Ronald Reagan served as the President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. At the time he took office, he was the oldest President in U.S. history. Learn more about this multifaceted President by browsing through this collection of pictures of Ronald Reagan.

Space Shuttle Challenger
A collection of pictures of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, including photos of the crew, icicles, launch, explosion, and collected debris.

Vietnam Photos
A large compilation of photos about the Vietnam War, including combat action, life in the jungle, wounded, P.O.W.s, entertainers, tanks, helicopters, and ships.

World War II Posters
Though these aren't actually pictures, this collection of over 250 posters from World War II shows how the United States encouraged citizens to support the war through enlisting, buying bonds, and working hard at home. Some are funny, some are patriotic, and some seem strange.

World War I Pictures
In this compilation of World War I pictures, you will find historic World War I pictures showing not only soldiers in combat, but also a destroyed...

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