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Photos that Capture a Small Slice of History (52 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   14 Feb 2013   / 12012 views

"Waiting for the gong." Aboard the U.S.S. Oregon circa 1897

1912 World Series

Fidel Castro laying a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, 1959

British SAS back from a 3 month long patrol, North Africa, January 18, 1943

Japanese plane shot down during the Battle of Saipan, near Saipan; circa June 15 – July 9, 1944

Fallout cloud above the Japanese city of Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945

Contrails above London after dogfight between british and german aircraft. September 1940

Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger, at Beaumaris Zoo in 1933

A shell shocked reindeer as World War II planes drop bombs, by Yevgeny Khaldei, Mourmansk, Russia, 1941

Earliest aerial photograph of an American city, titled "Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It" – Taken from a hot air balloon Oct, 1860

Mount Rushmore Before Carving

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke’s family photo left behind on the moon -1972

Brighton Swimming Club in their top hats and swim suits, 1863

The Mighty Titanic Prepares to Leave Port. 1912

Liberated Jewish man holds NAZI soldier at gunpoint during WWII, unknown date

Colourized image of Osama Bin Laden (age 14, second from right) and Family in Sweden, 1971

Leo Tolstoy telling a story to his grandchildren, 1909

Photographer Lewis Hine shot images of young boys smoking cigarettes to emphasize the harmful effects of child labor. ca. 1880

John McCain being captured by Vietnamese civilians in Truc Bach Lake in Hanoi-1967

The Berlin Wall coming down. (November 11, 1989)

German air raid on Moscow, 1941

Men eating bread and soup in a breadline during the Great Depression

The Big Three at Yalta, 1945

One wheel motor cycle, 1931

Stockholm, Sweden 1900

A possum and a movie camera, 1943

PSA Flight Attendants

Albert Einstein, A.A Michelson and Robert Millikan

Cambridge. King’s College Library (Interior)

‘U155’ at Tower Bridge, 1919

Karl Oskar Lööw, Fredhäll, Uppland, Sweden

Mrs. Murdoch’s three children, 1905

John Currie – Mauretania

Sleeping soldier, Thievpal, France, World War I

Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House (12/21/1970)

Hitchhiker with His Dog “Tripper” on U.S. 66, 1972

Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral Tower. Chimeras and Man (c1865-1886)

Eastern Air Liner crash landing, Curles Neck Farm 1951

Celebrations, Flatekval, 1898

Miss Hera Roberts posing on the deck of HNLMS JAVA, 1930

Dog with a pipe in its mouth

New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453

McDonnell Douglas : F/A-18C : Hornet

We Can Do It!

Tommy enjoys possession of newly captured Hun trench, World War I

Sponge diver John Gonatos: Tarpon Springs, Florida 1945

The Eagle Nebula (M16): Peering Into the Pillars of Creation

An American soldier with a baby kangaroo, 1942

Woman with slabs of bacon tied to feet standing in giant skillet, ca. 1929-1932

The Fifties in 3D, 1951

Young skater with safety cushion, 1933

The ship’s cats, HMS ‘Hawkins’ c1919-1921

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Comments (3):

Fenrisulven 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#39 From Flatekval, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Full info: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37547255@N08/3450454683
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Nothing sums up the pinnacle of human achievement and makes you so proud to be a human being as #41.

Gallinazo 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Mr.Ree, you're a human being thanks to a cheap condom.