Remarkable Portraits Of Americans Who Are At Least 100 Years Old
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet someone who was born in the 19th century? One photographer had the pleasure of not only meeting one person who was born in the 1800s, but several while working on his book, If I Live To Be 100.
Paul Mobley travelled across America to capture stunning portraits of the oldest people in the nation. More than 50 Americans have lived to see their 100th birthday and Mobley recorded their remarkable stories and interviews in his book.
“People at that age have so much to say,” Mobley told Slate. “If people would take the time to ask them or listen to them … they’re so full of life and want to share it with other people. It’s refreshing to be around people like that who are unfiltered and not always being politically correct.”
View more portraits at Slate.
31 Of The Most Fascinating Little-Known World War 2 Facts
As befits such an immense, earth-shaking event, even some of the relatively smaller details of World War II have long cemented their place in history and become common knowledge. Yet, even though you know the broad strokes and some of the finer points, here are 31 fascinating World War II facts you likely never learned in history class.