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The Pictures Your History Teacher Couldn’t Show You

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82. A Victorian Death Photo

In the early 19th Century, photography was beginning to replace painted portraits. It was becoming more affordable and for some people, the only photograph they would have of a loved one would be taken post-mortem. Today, it seems pretty morbid, but at the time death was very much a normal occurrence. These images were taken to remember the people who had passed away.

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81. 1940: A Frozen Soviet Soldier

Between November 1939 and March 1940, the Soviet Union invaded Finland in what was known as the Winter War. The Moscow Peace Treaty was signed on the 13th March 1940, ending the war. The Finnish army kept the Soviets at bay for a lot longer than expected. Though they did have to concede territory and some of their economy with the Peace Treaty, ultimately, Finland came out on the winning side of the war. Soviet casualties were great, and throughout the war, the Finnish soldiers played psychological games with their enemies. Making frozen scarecrows out of the dead soviets, they were able to play mind games.

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