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A Quick History Lesson in Photos That Won’t Bore You to Death (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   5 Sep 2013   / 15179 views

Red Sox vs Tigers in Boston, 1910.

Slave Market 1864.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender, USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945.

A policeman questions a young boy who probably intended to fish in the fountain on Trafalgar Square, London, 1892.

Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon, 1939.

Troops of the Eight Nations Alliance in 1900. Left to right: Britain, United States, Australia, British India, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Japan.

Unboxing the Statue of Liberty, 1885.

Newly freed prisoners of war celebrate as their C-141A aircraft lifts off from Hanoi, North Vietnam, on Feb. 12, 1973, during Operation Homecoming.

A lone man refusing to do the “Sieg Heil” salute at the launching of the Horst Wessell in Nazi Germany, 1936.

A late nineteenth century photo of the partially excavated Great Sphinx of Giza, with the Pyramid of Khafre (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right) behind it.

A Coca Cola company delivery truck in Knoxville, 1909.

Vladimir Lenin’s last photo. He had had three strokes at this point and was completely mute, 1923.

Julia Child doing her cooking show ‘The French Chef’, 1963.

American soldier standing in the rubble of The Mounument to the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig Germany, 1945.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans 1907.

Irish-American Wrestler from 1909.

A Gas-masked WW1 German Soldier with a Maxim Gunner In a Trench Prepares to Toss a Model 24 Stick Grenade, 1916.

A car drives through the Dust Bowl, Texas, 1936.

Halloween 1925.

Japan one month after Hiroshima, 1945.

Comments (3):

Mr. Ree 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#15 - You know the men were throwing beads to the women and screaming: "Show us your elbows!!!"

#19 - back then, white people dressed up as black people because black people are scary.

Still are.

Cancamuso 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Austria was not a country on 1900.

It was the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Until 1918.
pitterpat 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
If people find these pictures more interesting over that than the really cool shit of history they're depicting, then there's really no point in posting pictures at all.

And Ree? You're an asshole.

#2 For the record: This picture is not from 1864 and it is not depicting the Auctions of Slaves. This photo is post circa 1933, during the depression outside a defunct shop in Savannah, GA. Note the concrete sidewalk over cobblestone? It's 60+ years after the sales of slavery. Another obvious giveaway in the timeline is the integrity of quality in the technical photography.