Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie & Clyde fame, poses with his car and guns in Joplin, Missouri 1933
The one-armed lion tamer who went by the name of Captain Jack Bonita and his pride, ca. early 1900’s.
Before he lost his arm, as a result of his encounter with the lion ‘Baltimore’ at Coney Island in 1904, Captain Bonavita appeared in the arena with 27 lions, a performance which no other trainer had ever attempted.
For eight months the trainer fought against the amputation of his arm
Capt. Jack Bonavita was clawed to death at the Bostock animal farm Monday (1917). He was training a vicious polar bear when the animal turned and attacked him.
The trainer had been putting the bear through his customary performance when the beast became enraged and attacked him. A policeman killed the bear by putting six bullets into him. Captain Bonavita sustained a fractured jaw and was badly lacerated about the face and body.
Inside of an Airplane in 1930
30,000 Russians queue for the first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union, January 30th 1990
"My parents hosted a family from Russia is the 80s (my father is a Russian historian). The family was actually staying in their own home close to us. My mom and dad (both spoke Russian) would check in with them every day and help them transition into their 6 month or so stay. I think the father was a visiting scholar, not unusual in academia. One day, my parents took them to a grocery store. Obviously, they were amazed. So much stuff! So much variety! This was the 80s, remember, when it was only 3 or 4 kinds/brands of peanut butter, not the 10-15 kinds you see now. Well, the family bought a few things, but apparently a couple of days later they returned and spent a good portion of their per diem. They bought all kinds of stuff – perishable and non-perishable. Like, 5 gallons of milk, pounds of meat and cheese, fresh (and out of season) vegetables, bread, etc. I think they also bought a bunch of cleaning stuff they didn’t need since they had a housekeeper coming once a week anyway. Anyway, it was more than a family of 2 adults a small child could consume before it all went bad. My parents came over and were flabbergasted by the overflowing fridge and cupboards. When asked why they bought so much, they said that they had gotten to market at a good time, before anyone else. They thought they might be able to barter with the excess milk and bread."
Breaker Boys at the Pennsylvania Coal Company’s mine, 1910
A breaker boy was a coal-mining worker in the United States and United Kingdom whose job was to separate impurities from coal by hand in a coal breaker. Although breaker boys were primarily children, elderly coal miners who could no longer work in the mines because of age, disease, or accident were also sometimes employed as breaker boys. The use of breaker boys began in the mid-1860s. Although public disapproval of the employment of children as breaker boys existed by the mid-1880s, the practice did not end until the 1920s.
An elephant used by German soldiers to move heavy logs near the Western Front of World War I, 1915
Pierre Curie, Marie Curie and their daughter Irene Joliot-Curie in 1906. Everyone in this picture was a Nobel laureate in science.
A circus dwarf eats at a diner in New Jersey Photo by Bruce Davidson, 1958
Joe Arridy giving his toy train to another inmate before he’s taken to the gas chamber. The “Happiest prisoner on death row”, an innocent man with an IQ of 46, he used spend his time playing with that train. 1939
He asked for ice cream for his last meal. He saved some for after the execution. He had no idea what was going on.
French woman pours a hot cup of tea for a British soldier fighting in Normandy, 1944
BBC sound effects workers making effects for a program in studio 1927
December 1889. Useful Holiday Presents
Ralph Edwards and Marilyn Monroe at the Hollywood Entertainers baseball game in 1952
Grigori Rasputin with his admirers 1914
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Cockpit
Students waiting outside a school in central Tehran, Iran in 1979.
In this July 24, 1967 file photo, a Michigan State police officer searches a youth on Detroit's 12th Street where looting was still in progress after the previous day's rioting. The July 23, 1967 raid of an illegal after-hour’s club, though, was just the spark. Many in the community blamed frustrations blacks felt toward the mostly white police, and city policies that pushed families into aging and over-crowded neighborhoods.
Student demonstrations in Paris, on April 11, 1968. The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against military and bureaucratic elites, who responded with an escalation of political repression. The most spectacular manifestation of this in European countries were the May 1968 protests in France, in which students linked up with wildcat strikes of up to ten million workers, and for a few days the movement seemed capable of overthrowing the government.
Children Playing Cowboys and Indians in Salford, UK, 1957.
Abandoned cars on Walworth Road in London, England on May 1966.
Tom Smith, Urbana, mo., inventor, demonstrates how customers see movies on separate screens in his new Multiscope Drive-in Theater at Urbana, Missouri on August 2, 1953. The layout is in shape of wheel with projection booth in center. Image is flashed to rear of screens. Smith wont tell how projector directs image on separate beans to individual screens, but say eventually system will have screens for 150-200 cars. Advantages of new system, Smith says, are clearer images and each customers has an equally good view.
If the conservationist had to depend upon enough horses to equal the horsepower of this tractor for pulling heavy instruments, cutting furrows and leveling dunes, his feed bill alone would be tremendous. But this mechanical hitch does the work very nicely on this project near Dalhart, Texas, April 18, 1937. Furrows are cut, and the wind is expected to undo some of its damage by blowing top soil from the dunes back across the fields
Five graceful water nymphs poised on their aquaplane boards as they flash through the water at about fifty miles an hour in one of the preliminary races in the Annual Aquaplane Championships off Catalina Island, California, July 11, 1934.
The first party of Belgian children are seen off by their parents at Brussels when they leave for a three months? recuperation period in Switzerland, July 15, 1945. They are being sent to recover from the effects of undernourishment and bombing during the enemy occupation, by the Belgian Red Cross.
Darla Daniels, 10, of Chowchilla relays the ordeal to reporters at police headquarters in Chowchilla, Calif., July 17, 1976. The 26 school children and their bus driver were returned safely early Saturday from Livermore where they were found unharmed.
Pfc. Remy Bouchard swaps a cigarette for an egg with a French Orphan near La Haye Du Puits, France on July 18, 1944, which was captured by American forces. The boy is only twelve years old.
A youth uses his right arm measures to his strength against an electronic robot on a street in downtown Seoul on Thursday, July 19, 1991.
The youngsters are seated inside the 76-foot rocket at Spaceland in Garden City, New York, July 21, 1958 as Bill Jaker, as Captain Demos, gets ready to blast off. The rocket is equipped with space instrument controls and an “outer space” viewing screen.
Marlon Brando is seen at his home in Hollywood on July 1, 1954.
Professor Albert Einstein, the famous relativity author, at work in his simple country cottage ay Caputh, near Berlin, July 15, 1931.
Dr. Timothy Leary, the former psychedelic drug guru puts his all into dancing at New York's studio 54, Thursday, July 20, 1978 while he boogies at a post premier party for the opening of “Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band!”.
Susan Demberg plays a mail order bride for Leonard Nimoy's “Star Trek” character, Mr. Spock, in a scene from the television program, June 2, 1967.
American film director Mike Todd and his actress wife Elizabeth Taylor get into a spat after missing their flight from London to Nice, June 22, 1957
A waiter serves food to American finacier Winthrop Aldridge (1885 – 1974), who sits beside married couple, actress Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, 1926 – 1962) and playwright Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005), during the “April in Paris Ball” at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, New York, April 11, 1957.
How not to drive is illustrated in this stunt, driving down the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, June 6, 1959. Jean Sunny from an auto rodeo is at the wheel and his friend hanging out the passenger side window is Mustache, a stunt man. The scene was filmed at 6 a.m. for film on safety.
Carrot cream pie is the dessert as movie horses Flicka, Trigger, and Thunderhead dine at the Hotel Sheraton in New York on June 15, 1947. Trigger, in New York for the rodeo his pal, Roy Rogers, is putting on at the Polo Grounds, played host to his friends of the Hollywood horsey set. Florence McIlvaine, left, and Clare Trzaka feed Flicka, while Mimi Bojack and Roy Rogers serve Trigger. Thunderhead, in background, neighs his approval of the dessert.
This general view shows the assembly lines at the Volkswagen auto works plant, which manufactures nearly 900 automobiles each day, in Wolfsburg, West Germany, on June 16, 1954.
English actress Joan Collins with her children Sacha and Tara, 8th January 1966.
John Travolta, right, Sylvestor Stallone and his wife, Sasha, are seen arriving at the world premiere of their movie “Staying Alive” in Hollywood, Ca., on July 11, 1983. Stallone wrote, directed and produced the movie. The premiere is a benefit for The Stallone Fund for Autism research. Stallone's brother Frank can be seen in the background.
Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, center, and Oklahoma Creek Indian missionary, W.A. Reiford, wear war bonnets, July 17, 1959, when Reiford came to Havana to open an orphanage. Reiford holds a peace pipe. At left, Capt. Antonio Nunez Jimenez looks on.
Procession of the Knights of the Garter at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England on June 14, 1913. King George V and Queen Mary, followed by four train bearers, entering cloisters for the chapel ceremony.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, right, accepts a bouquet of flowers from a young German girl on the occasion of his visit to Stettin, Germany, where he is attending a Nazi party meeting, June 21, 1938