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Great Historical Photographs (23 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   17 Jan 2013   / 20244 views

"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Sem

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. 1863-65

Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920

Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison – Jan. 13th 1968

Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1922

"The Long Walk" British Army EOD Tech approaches a suspect device – Date Unknown

Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home"

A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the transcontinental railroad. Nevada, about 1868

Microsoft staff photo from December 7, 1978

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945

New York man reads a newspaper, headline reads "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris ." May 18, 1940

Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900

Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960

A Japanese family returning home ( Seattle , Washington ) from a relocation center camp in Hunt, Idaho on May 10, 1945

9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910)

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961

The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party in Italy, 1934

The Kennedy trio in the mid 30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy

The first official riders in New York City ’s first subway, 1904

The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844

Three Princeton students pose after the Freshman, Sophomore snowball fight. 1893. Princeton, NJ.

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon. ca. 1930.

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Comments (6):

Peanut 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#7..some poor souls are doomed from birth.

#8...how utterly sad to watch your homeland being destroyed.

#18...big brother is watching.
ALeach 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#8 Progress. You can choose to participate or step aside.
gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
heh... it always seems like progress until it all falls apart a little later. but we humans rarely consider the consequences of our actions as a group, and hence, what brings us to today.
jimmcneil2 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM

Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#22 - that was some rough snowball fighting!

gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#20... wow. completely different subway experience back then. more like a slow ride through a funhouse, methinks.