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General Robert E. Lee after the confederate surrendering (Julian Vannerson, 1863)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (unknown, c. 1891)

Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper (Charles C. Ebbets, 1932)

Nuremberg Rally (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934)

The Falling Soldier, Federico Borrell García. (Robert Capa, 1936)

Jesse Owens (Leni Riefenstahl, 1936)

Florence Owens Thompson “Migrant Mother” (Dorothea Lange, 1936)

The Last Jew of Vinnitsa, Ukraine (an unknown Einsatzgruppen D solider, 1941)

Portrait of Winston Churchill (Yousuf Karsh, 1941)

Anne Frank (unknown, 1942)

Nagasaki Mushroom Cloud (unknown mission crew member, 1945)

Raising The Flag Over Iwo Jima (Staff Sergeant Louis R. Lowery, 1945)

Reichstag Flag (Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945)

VJ Day in Times Square (Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945)

Gandhi at his Spinning Wheel (Margate Bourke-White, 1946)

Mao Zedong (毛澤東) proclaiming the creation of The People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國) (unknown, 1949)

Segregated Water Fountains (Elliott Erwitt, 1950)

Albert Einstein showing his tongue (Arthur Sasse, 1951)

4 Minute Mile (Charlie Warner, 1954)

James Dean, Times Square (Dennis Stock, 1955)

Che Guevara (Alberto Korda, 1960)

Inejiro Asanuma (浅沼稲次郎) (Yasushi Nagao (長尾 靖), 1960)

Berlin Soldier Jump (unknown, 1961)

The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Richard Avedon, 1963)

Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream speech (unknown, 1963)

JFK Assassination, Frame 313 (Abraham Zapruder, 1963)

JFK Jr. salute (Stanley Stearns (claimed by Joe O’Donnell), 1963)

Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald (Robert H. Jackson, 1963)

Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston (Neil Leifer, 1964)

Black Power Olympic Salute (unknown AP photographer, 1968)

Lorraine Motel (unknown, 1968)

Richard Milhous Nixon departure after his resignation (unknown, 1974)

Miracle on Ice (Heinz Kluetmeier, 1980)

John Hinckley, Jr. & Ronald Reagan assassination attempt (unknown, 1981)

Hand of God Goal (unknown, 1986)

Brain on Drugs (unknown, 1987)

Johnny Cochran (Vince Bucci, 1995)

Dan McWilliams, George Johnson, and Billy Eisengrein raising the US flag on the collapsed World Trade Center (Thomas E. Franklin, 2001)

George W. Bush, mission accomplished (unknown, 2003)