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Einstein’s Desk Photographed A Day After His Death

Photo taken mere hours after Einstein died, April 28, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: LIFE Magazine

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France, 1920

Turk official teasing Armenian starved children by showing bread, 1915 (Collection of St. Lazar Mkhitarian Congregation)

Turkish official teasing starved Armenian children by showing bread during the Armenian Genocide, 1915

The Most Beautiful Suicide – Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the Empire State Building, 1947 color

Evelyn McHale, colored photo.

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Evelyn McHale

The Most Beautiful Suicide – Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the Empire State Building, 1947

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The unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922

Photo Credit: Harry Burton, Griffith Institute, Oxford, National Geographic Society

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Bingham returned to Machu Picchu in 1912 with a team to begin excavation of the site, and then briefly visited again in 1915 (pictured).

Photo Credit: National Geographic

The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912

The ruins of Machu Picchu covered in jungle growth in this 1911 photograph taken when Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham first came to the site.

Photo Credit: National Geographic

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Patton on his M-20 in England with Willie.