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Once-Censored Photos of the WWII Japanese Internment Camps Are Finally Revealed:

In 1942, Dorothea Lange was hired by the US government to document the Japanese internment. When military officials reviewed her photographs, they censored them. None were released.

Thankfully, the photographs were deposited in the National Archives, but not destroyed. In 2006 the photographs were finally made public.

A fascinating family photo collection that defined American life in the 1950s.

A man balances on a piece of wood off the edge of a skyscraper, United States, 1939

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A man balances on a piece of wood off the edge of a skyscraper, United States, 1939

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Armed militants outside the United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where diplomats are held hostages. Photo by Abbas Attar, 1979.

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34 amazing color snapshots that show the United States in the 1940s.

A border guard checks passes of people from Mexico entering the United States near Nogales, Mexico, 1962

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The lottery used by the Selective Service to determine who would be drafted for Vietnam. United States, 1969

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74 incredible photos that capture everyday life of the US in the early 20th century.