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Great Vintage Photographs from a Time Gone By (38 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro   1 Jun 2013   / 9446 views

The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings? The baby cage, ca. 1937

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London, 1940

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

1920′s lifeguard

1928 fashion show at the beach

Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they were too short, the women would be fined

A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961

Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I, and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907… She was arrested for indecency.

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

New York City fire station, ca. 1912

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right – this was the result

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Comments (3):

Mr. Ree 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#17 - hot stuff - nipples poking out and everything!!!

Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
Peanut 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#24...unmitigated joy!
gigantes 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
dunno who put that collection together originally, but that was one of the best i've ever seen. thank you to all parties involved. <3