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Historic Images That Will Give You a Little Context on the Years Gone by (42 pics)

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Police mugshot of Vladimir Lenin at age 25, 1895
Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
The first Wal-Mart.
A young boy celebrates the liberation of the Netherlands by Allied Forces with a cigarette, 1945
Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He's second from the right.
The models for "American Gothic" 1930s
Prisoners beat two guards after their concentration camp is liberated by US forces
Construction of George Washington's nose on Mount Rushmore in 1935
John Belushi poses with Steve Martin on the day he died in 1980.
A house that was skewered by a huge tree uprooted by the Johnstown Flood that was caused by the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam, 1889
"Beer day", the day that prohibition on beer came to an end in Iceland, 1 March, 1989
An airman being captured by Vietnamese civilians in Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi in 1967. The airman is John McCain.
David Bowie and Mick Ronson enjoy lunch on the train in 1973
Four O'Clock shift at the Ford Motor Company, Detroit-ca. 1916
Hitler Youth during a fire fighting drill, 1933
IRA fighter fires an AR-18 at Pro-British troops during skirmishes in County Armin, Northern Ireland, 1972.
Jobhunting in 1930
Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger, 1983
People's temple member holding a sign showing her support for cult leader Jim Jones, 1978
A little American girl of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before being evacuated to the internment camps in the spring of 1942, California
A semi-nude FBI agent delivers a 1 million ransom to skyjackers, 1972
LCOL James H. Howard proudly displays his kill markings on the side of his P-51 Mustang on January 11th 1944.
Paul Remos, a circus strongman, hoists his son up in the air using only his right arm to feed a giraffe at the London zoo, 1950s
15 Year Old Erika Kornelia Szeles a Hungarian Resistance member who fought against the Soviets during the 1956 revolution
Fidel Castro at the Lincoln Memorial, 1959
"Taking a bath at twelve below zero in December along the Sha O River," Russo-Japanese War, c. 1904.
Black children standing behind a fence of a "whites-only" playground, 1956. Mobile, Alabama, USA.
A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square. He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man. You can see the tanks approaching from the right.

Joe Louis stands over Max Schmeling in the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match on June 22, 1938

Women in Iran protesting the forced hijab after the 1979 Islamic revolution

“I am an American” sign placed in the window of an Oakland, CA store the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed in 1942, when the owner was relocated to an internment camp

In Afghanistan, 1988, a Mujahideen fighter aims an FIM-92 Stinger missile at passing aircraft, armed through the CIA’s “Operation Cyclone” program.

Maori chief. Tomika Te Mutu, between 1860 and 1879

The USS Langley, the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier, seven years into service 1927

Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, 1876

Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II. 1940s

Unpacking Mona Lisa at the end of World War II (1945) 

The Louvre’s most precious works of art were hidden in the French countryside, away from strategic locations to avoid being destroyed. There is a fantastic documentary about art during World War II called The Rape of Europa. It discusses how the Nazis stole and destroyed staggering amounts of art during the war as well as various country’s efforts to hide and recover the art. Highly recommend watching it.

Private box in Ford’s Theater, Washington, where President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on the night of April 14, 1865

The “MANIAC” at Los Alamos National Laboratory c.1952

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957

Workers assemble M-3 tanks in an American factory – 1942

Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936






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