Fascinating Historic Photos That Caught Our Attention This Week

We came across many fascinating historic photographs this week that were shared by the genealogy and history sites we follow. We thought we’d pass on a few of those that really caught our attention. We hope you find them as moving as we did. Click on each image to view its source and read the story behind it.

Ella Help

This one shared by ConnecticutHistory.org on their facebook page really made us curious. Read about this image here.

During the Blizzard of ’78 residents put out a plea for help to our governor at the time, Ella Grasso.

The Dictator

Another powerful photograph via ConnecticutHistory.org. Read the fascinating Civil War story here.

“Dictator” – The Traveling Mortar in Front of Petersburg, 1864. The mortar was unique in that it was mounted on a rail car.

Traveling to the Yukon

This was a recent “pin of the day” from HistoryPin. You can find out more about this interesting image of women traveling to the Yukon on their site.

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Wrapped in Hudson Bay Capotes, Swan Lake Subdiv Access Rd, Nunam Iqua, Alaska, 1916

Join the Pony Express

We noticed this old poster being passed around on Pinterest. Get the scoop on this Pony Express marketing attempt on the University of Northern Iowa’s website.

Pony Express Poster from 1860-61

Anonymous No Longer

This heartrending image is part of a project by the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem to properly identify and honor the men, women and children found in the photographs they hold. Find out more about this important project here.

Fani Haim
Fani Haim is bidding goodby to her family members who are are being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp through Larissa city. Fani survived Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ioannina, Greece, March 24, 1944

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