Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

I stumbled on this site a couple of weeks ago, and was immediately impressed.

Iconic Photos bills itself as Famous, Infamous and Iconic Photos. Usually black-and-white, these fascinating images document historic events, locations and people.

Categories include Art and Archeology, Politics, Science and Tech, Society, Sports and War.

How can this site enhance your genealogical research?

Have an ancestor who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire of 1911? Here’s a tragic image:

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Need to illustrate a great-granduncle’s service in WWI? A few of the leading characters in this, “the war to end all wars”:

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Did your ancestor survive the Warsaw Ghetto? Not many did…

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As you can see, Iconic Photos is an amazing gallery of historic images. Is your ancestor to be found here?

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