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Young Filipino boy wearing cut down GI clothin…

Young Filipino boy wearing cut down GI clothing and a helmet labeled “Bobby” who is a quasi-mascot travelling w. American soldiers of 33rd Inf. Div. during the fight to regain the Philippines, 1945.

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These beautiful earrings are made of nephrit…

These beautiful earrings are made of nephrite jade, and were crafted around 500 BCE in the Philippines!

Burial at sea for the officers and men of the …

Burial at sea for the officers and men of the USS Intrepid killed during the battle for Leyte Gulf, Philippines, November 26 1944

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They all lost their lives when the carrier was hit by Japanese kamikaze aircrafts.

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New People’s Army guerrilla camp in the …

New People’s Army guerrilla camp in the mountains of Philippines, 1986.

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Members of the Bontoc Igorrote tribe from the …

Members of the Bontoc Igorrote tribe from the Philippines on display at the “Human Zoo” at Coney Island, New York, 1905

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30 color snapshots that capture street scenes of Olongapo,…

30 color snapshots that capture street scenes of Olongapo, Philippines in the mid-1970s.

In 1901 Colombia minted special coins for use …

In 1901 Colombia minted special coins for use in leper colonies. Following the first leprosy congress in Berlin in 1897, the nation minted coins in five values for use in three colonies. The point was to keep leprosy from being spread, by preventing money touched by lepers from getting circulated throughout the population.

The Philippines followed suit in 1913, followed by Japan and Malaysia. The United States produced special coins for a colony in the Panama Canal Zone. The coins were produced to protect healthy people, but in 1938 Gordon Alexander Ryrie, director of Malaysia’s Sungei Buloh Settlement, proved that the disease can’t spread by such casual contact. His colony burned the notes it had printed.

Burial at sea for the officers and men of the …

Burial at sea for the officers and men of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Intrepid who lost their lives when the carrier was hit by Japanese kamikaze aircraft during operations in the Philippines, 1944.

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Eric Miller, officer in the U.S. Army and the …

Eric Miller, officer in the U.S. Army and the colonial governor of Palawan, Philippines, with the son of Datu Batarosa, a powerful Moro chief. 1905 hand colored photograph

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