Fascinating Images from History (46 pics)

Posted in       30 Nov 2015       16067       GALLERY VIEW

A failed concept for portable TV created in 1967.
Salvador Dali with his pet anteater in 1969.
This monowheel was built in 1932, and could reach speeds of 25 miles an hour.
A policeman judges best ankle in 1930.
These wooden bathing suits pictured here in 1929, were made to help buoyancy.
A fugitive is being dragged by border patrol, as he desperately attempts to escape to Mexico.
Contestants for Miss Lovely Eyes compete in Florida, 1930.
Sound finders were used during World War I to detect enemy planes.
Orphans of the Vietnam War are flown to the USA, during Operation Babylift in 1975.
Women paint their legs in 1942, to make it seem as if they are wearing stockings.
Alfred Hitchcock has tea with Leo, the MGM lion.
Kegs of beer are attached to a spitfire for the troops in Normandy.
A woman throws a killer right while boxing on a rooftop in the 1930s.
No self-respecting New York man left his home without a hat in 1939.
Hundreds of people walk across a walkway of chairs, during floods in Paris.
A woman waits for her massive hoops to be completed, in a London dress shop, 1860.


The real Christopher Robin with his bear, Winnie the Pooh.
In 1968, a Soviet soldier chases a young man through the streets of Prague, for throwing stones at a tank.
Steven Spielberg takes pictures of miniatures that would feature in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
This man decides to go against the grain, by refusing to perform a Nazi salute in 1939.
Edward Llewellen holding the largest black sea bass ever caught. It weighed 425 pounds.
Marilyn Monroe in the scandalous dress she wore when she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy.
Carving one of the presidents’ eyes on Mount Rushmore in the 1930’s.
IBM shipping a 5 megabyte hard drive in 1956.
Crowd awaiting news on the World Series at a local newspaper office in 1919.
The Statue of Liberty as seen from Jersey City in 1973.
Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at Jagger’s 29th birthday party.
Children using worthless money as toys during the hyperinflation in Germany in the 1920’s
The Freedom Train which toured the country in the 1940’s.
Barack Obama at Harvard Law School.
A photographer in West Berlin kicking a policeman in East Berlin.
The space chimp holding a newspaper after his trip to space in 1961.
A woman arrested for illegally serving alcohol during Prohibition.
A chihuahua riding a greyhound in the 1880’s.
Bonnie and Clyde in March 1933.
President Gerald Ford playing a traditional Japanese game with a geisha in Kyoto, Japan.
Finishing the transcontinental phone line in Wendover, Utah.
Chevy founder Louis Chevrolet driving #42 during the paving of the Indianapolis Moto Speedway.
A lifeguard class at Howard University during the 1940’s.
Indian suffragettes demanding votes for women during a march to London in 1911.
The first woman to ever walk in space – cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya.
Bernard Otto Holtermann posing beside the Holtermann Nugget, the largest chunk of gold ever found.
American Horse, an Oglala Lakota chief, statesman, educator and historian.
A five-gun salute from a Fireboat celebrating Detroit’s 250th birthday.
Stevie Wonder at a school for blind children in London.
Reverend Vernon Mitchell in a London strip club discussing what should be censored from the show.




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