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100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1919

The Atlantic Logo The Atlantic | Slide 1 of 37: A woman poses on an Indian motorcycle with a sidecar on a street in Paris, France, in 1919.

A century ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, as much of the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Rebuilding was just beginning, refugees were returning home, orphans were being cared for, and a global influenza outbreak was being battled. In other news, the Lincoln Memorial was nearing completion in Washington, D.C.; Vladimir Lenin was working to solidify the Soviet Republic; the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed—guaranteeing women the right to vote; a molasses disaster struck Boston; and much more. Please take a moment to look back at some of the events and sights from around the world 100 years ago.

(Pictured) A woman poses on an Indian motorcycle with a sidecar on a street in Paris, France, in 1919.

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