12. Bad Parents
There are several instances where moms have tried to sell their kids for cash. This is a photograph dating somewhere between the late 1940s and early 1950s of a ‘for sale’ advertisement where four kids were being sold off by their parents. Apparently, the man and woman were in dire poverty and had no other means of making money. Unconscionable, we say, especially since the kids went on to be mistreated in their new homes.
13. Einstein’s Workstation
In this cluttered office sat one of the brightest human minds to exist on planet Earth : Albert Einstein. It was his last workplace in Princeton, New Jersey. The photograph was captured on the day of Einstein’s death on April 18, 1955.
14. Kids During WWII
World War II changed the lives of Londoners caught in the air raids that reduced everything around them to rubble. It must have been especially traumatic for kids, and at a time when no one could give them solace, they found comfort in their toys. This photo dating to the 1940s of a young girl clutching to a doll amidst the ruins of her bombed home is yet another reminder that war is always wrong.
15. Assassination on Camera
In 1960, Inejiro Asanuma – the leader of Japan’s socialist party – was stabbed by Otoya Yamaguchi, a member of a right-wing group, during a televised political debate. Asanuma did not survive the attack to his abdomen by the traditional Japanese sword wakizashi. Live footage of the event was also captured on video, which you can watch here.