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A Great Collection of Rarely Seen Historical Photos (44 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   19 Feb 2013   / 7803 views

Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960.

Alan Shepard, America's first man in space, puts on his Navy Mark IV spacesuit.

Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bebe” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.

Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888.

Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Not exactly, this is them walking back in the opposite direction.

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades.

Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft.

Crew of the Starship Enterprise next to NASA's Enterprise in 1976.

The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made.

The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb.

The First Google Team in 1999.

The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by [a salesman] Sam Walton. It was called Walton's Five and Dime.

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison , Warren G. Harding and Harvey Samuel Firestone lounging together.

Mathias Rust's Cessna 172 that landed illegally in the Red Square on May 28, 1987.

One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler's bunker (Fuhrerbunker) in 1945 by Allied soldiers.

Winston Churchill in a swimsuit, 1922

Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.

The Quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra.

The real boarding pass for RMS Titanic

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chatting in 1991.

Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army.

During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.

Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed.

The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.

John F. Kennedy at NASA's Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.

1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-a-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet.

Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar.

George S. Patton's Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.

George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880

A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.

Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.

Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.

Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.

John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.

The Tunguska Meteor Impact, 1908.

Spyros Louis, the first Marathon race winner, in a traditional clothing during the first Olympic Games. Greece 1896.

Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the first filmmakers in history, 1914



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gigantes 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
not in the mood to quibble except for this one-- #43, the first official marathon winner lived thousands of years ago. the modern olympic games are just a reboot and expansion of the original games which occurred way back when.
       
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dontbugme 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
@ gigantes: The marathon was not an event in the original Greek Olympics. It wasn't added until the first modern Olympics in 1896.
       
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gigantes 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
in terms of the official name, technically you are right. but didn't they have long-distance races in the original olympics? i gotta rep you for the correction, though...
       
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Datzkunk 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
I always love these glimpses into the past posts.
       
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TO SETTLE THIS:

The modern Athens Marathon commemorates the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield at the site of the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C.

Legend has it that Pheidippides delivered the momentous message "Niki!" ("victory"), then collapsed and died.

The Athens Marathon is recognized as the original marathon course and it's the same course used in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens.

The first modern Olympic games were held in 1896 in Greece.
       
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gigantes 1 year ago MARK AS SPAM
none of that was really at issue, however. i'm still curious to know if they had long-distance races in the original olympics.

don't make me use the internet, now! D:
       
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ingozi 10 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
#30 is a heartbreaker. Wonder what happened to the dog? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
       
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