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Hello. I'm Ryan. I study History at Missouri State University.
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A drawing of the .44 calibre English Bulldog revolver used by Charles Guiteau to shoot President James Garfield.
From The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield (1882), images from which have been uploaded to Flickr by the Internet Archive.

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Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai (1954) by Akira Kurosawa.

via filmslookingatyou

A parade in favor of an eight hour work day. Newcastle, Australia. 1890.
From: The University of Newcastle Cultural Collections

A parade in favor of an eight hour work day. Newcastle, Australia. 1890.

From: The University of Newcastle Cultural Collections

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Miners returning from work, Limburg, Netherlands, 1946.
From: The Dutch National Archives

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Miners returning from work, Limburg, Netherlands, 1946.

From: The Dutch National Archives

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A kitchen was set up along the beach for the labor battalion unloading the boats at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, May 20, 1943.
From: The National Archives

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A kitchen was set up along the beach for the labor battalion unloading the boats at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, May 20, 1943.

From: The National Archives

American pilots of a P-51 Mustang fighter group listen intently as they are briefed for a mission at a base in Italy, 1944.
From: The National Archives

American pilots of a P-51 Mustang fighter group listen intently as they are briefed for a mission at a base in Italy, 1944.

From: The National Archives

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Paul Newman at the Venice Film Festival in 1963, age 38, to promote Hud.

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Paul Newman at the Venice Film Festival in 1963, age 38, to promote Hud.

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After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.

—William S. Burroughs

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Final sentences:

"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." 
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro

"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." 
— from “Indian Camp

"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." 
— from The Garden of Eden

"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." 
— from A Farewell to Arms

[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” 
— from Hills Like White Elephants

"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." 
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls

[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises

"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast

"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea

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A control man points out to an important sign.
From: The Dutch National Archives

A control man points out to an important sign.

From: The Dutch National Archives

Philosophy seems to me on the whole a rather hopeless business.

—Bertrand Russell

Building a pontoon bridge in Flanders.
From: The Dutch National Archives

Building a pontoon bridge in Flanders.

From: The Dutch National Archives

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Together by William Little, 1941.
From: The UK National Archives

Together by William Little, 1941.

From: The UK National Archives