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Vintage photos that show what voting used to look like

In early US elections, paper ballots or “tickets” were used. Separate tickets for each party were handed out, rather than having all the candidates on one ballot. In the early 1900s, automatic voting machines were introduced. Just as voting technology has changed significantly in the last 100-plus years, so has […]
Vintage photos that show what voting used to look like
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Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, as millions of people lost their jobs and homes, shanty towns, also known as “Hoovervilles” began to sprout up across the US. People experiencing homelessness made them from scraps of wood, tin, tar, and cardboard, and named them after Republican President Herbert Hoover, […]
Vintage photos show Central Park’s Hooverville, a shanty town surrounded by skyscrapers, built by the homeless for the homeless during the Great Depression
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20 photos of Jackie Kennedy that you might have never seen

Jackie Kennedy wore many hats: She was a mother, first lady of the United States, a successful editor, and an influential fashion icon. On what would have been her 91st birthday, Insider rounded up 20 rare photos of Kennedy. Images show her displaying her adventurous side to spending precious moments […]
20 photos of Jackie Kennedy that you might have never seen
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THEN AND NOW: 34 photos that show how airports have changed over the years

Airport security was less restrictive before September 11. Boarding passes were paper documents issued by gate agents, but now passengers can use mobile apps and kiosks. Flight information used to be written on chalkboards at gates. Social distancing measures in the wake of the pandemic mean lines are a lot […]
THEN AND NOW: 34 photos that show how airports have changed over the years
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30 vintage photos show what every MLB stadium used to look like

Major League Baseball is kicking off its shortened, 60-game regular season on July 23. Baseball is the oldest professional sports league in the US, and fans share deep attachments to both their teams and stadiums. While some stadiums like Nationals Park are modernising with luxurious features, others like Wrigley Field […]
30 vintage photos show what every MLB stadium used to look like
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15 photos of presidents doting on their kids

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. This year it falls on June 21. Almost every president of the United States has had children. Photos show these leaders doting on their kids just like regular dads. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. James Polk is the only […]
15 photos of presidents doting on their kids
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THEN AND NOW: 16 photos that show how drive-in theatres are making a comeback

Drive-in movies, once popular in the 1950s and ’60s, are making a comeback due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many are operating at 50% capacity, giving out face masks, and enacting social distancing measures. Traditional indoor theatres are still shuttered during lockdown. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. There used to […]
THEN AND NOW: 16 photos that show how drive-in theatres are making a comeback
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25 vintage photos show how desperate and desolate America looked during the Great Depression, the last time the unemployment rate was as high as it is today

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the US economy, and unemployment levels have spiked to the highest levels since the Great Depression. The April jobs report showed the unemployment rate spiked to 14.7%. Over the last 7 weeks, more than 33 million people have filed jobless claims. Americans haven’t felt this […]
25 vintage photos show how desperate and desolate America looked during the Great Depression, the last time the unemployment rate was as high as it is today
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32 historical photos that will make you laugh

Plenty of hilarious moments have been perfectly captured over the years. From canoeing down a flooded street to Batman helping a group of kids cross the street, these photos are sure to crack you up. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Laughter is a universal language. From animals acting like […]
32 historical photos that will make you laugh
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THEN AND NOW: How Burger King has changed through the years

In 1953, the very first Burger King restaurant opened its doors. Four years later, the chain released its most iconic menu item to date, the Whopper, which is still a menu staple today. From the removal and subsequent return of the chain’s “creepy” mascot to the introduction of internet cafés, […]
THEN AND NOW: How Burger King has changed through the years
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THEN AND NOW: How the McDonald’s menu has changed through the years

The McDonald’s menu has changed drastically since milkshake machine salesman Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise in 1955. McDonald’s has limited its menu in response to the coronavirus pandemic, removing some fan-favourite items from its lineup. However, fans have recently been sent into a frenzy over the chain’s Travis […]
THEN AND NOW: How the McDonald’s menu has changed through the years