Candid Pics from History That Show Life in a Different Era (42 pics)

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A man having his nose measured during Aryan race determination tests, 1940

Miss Eva Fridell, 17, is presented with the first place trophy in the Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest – August 5, 1922

Evacuating Saigon, April 30, 1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.

During the Battle of Stalingrad, 25 Russian soldiers under the command of Yakov Pavlov defended a building so well that Vasily Chuikov, general of the Soviet forces in Stalingrad, later joked that the Germans lost more men trying to take “Pavlov’s house” than they did taking Paris. 1942

Pope Saint John Paul II meets with Mehmet Agca, the man who attempted to assassinate him, on Dec 27, 1983

20-year-old Marilyn Monroe, second from left, just starting her career in show business with four other models from The Blue Book modeling agency at the old Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles 1946

Marilyn Monroe tries to go shopping while fans and media watch, 1957

Policewoman Florence Coberly preparing for undercover work luring rapists in Los Angeles – 1952

The world’s fattest man, Leonard W. Whitton, 1880

Classic: U.S. Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself – 1940s

Boeing-Wichita B-29 Assembly Line, 1944

Picture of a 1st Class stateroom aboard the TITANIC ship in 1912

A group of bootblacks gather around an old Civil War veteran in Pennsylvania, 1935

“You!” – Princess Diana meets comedian Rowan Atkinson while greeting the cast of the ‘Royal Variety’ show in 1984

Buccleuch Avon, considered to be the ancestor of all modern Labrador Retrievers, 1890-95

U.S. Paratroopers, their hair cut Mohawk-style, are briefed for the next day’s jump across the Rhine. Arras, France. 1945

Secret Service agents walk on both sides of President Theodore Roosevelt’s carriage during his inauguration on March 4, 1905. He was the first President to be provided Secret Service Protection

Michael Caine out for the night in Los Angeles, circa 1966

Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium Los Angeles, 1953

Queen guitarist Brian May and his “Red Special” guitar. He and his father built it over two years only using household items and a hundred year old fireplace mantel. – 1963

Astrid Heeren and a suave dude, Palm Beach, 1964

Miss February 1967

Salvador “I don’t do drugs I am drugs” Dalí painting The Face of War, 1941

An American woman teaches English bell-boys to dance the Charleston, 1925

Sally Field – 1960’s

Young couple swing dancing in the 1940s

Diana Ross finishing a rib – 1980s

Debbie Harry, New York City, 1977

A Young Clint Eastwood – 1956

Danish Explorer and author Peter Freuchen and Dagmar Freuchen Gale, his third wife, 1947

Ann Margret – 1966

Miles Davis defining cool in 1947

Girl with typewriter and a smoke

Jimmy and his Jack

Rod Serling, creator and host of “The Twilight Zone”, circa 1964

B. B. King

Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, and Jane Holzer circa 1965.

Steve McQueen

Teenagers and their first car (1950s)

Brigitte Bardot visits Pablo Picasso at his studio near Cannes in 1956

A couple dancing in a 1950’s “Be Bop” theater as everyone looks on

Black Sabbath




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