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Historical Photos Are Always So Fascinating (40 pics)

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Salvador Dali and Coco Chanel
Using a bear to treat back pain, Romania, 1946
Setting a new world speed record, 1948
A sex education lesson, 1929
Lumberjacks, 1900s
William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founders of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company
A gun used for duck hunting, early 20th century
Military electricians, 1918
Filming the production logo for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Testing a rugby helmet, 1912
German industrial worker August Landmesser, whose wife was Jewish, refusing to salute Hitler, Hamburg, 1936
A pilot tries to start the stalled propellor of his plane during flight
The biggest horse in the world, 1928
Drew Barrymore helps Stephen King light a cigarette
Using ducklings as therapy animals, 1956
Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1970s
Ernest Hemingway having a drink
The last photo ever taken of a Thylacine, 1933. This species is now extinct.
The models used by Grant Wood for his famous painting, American Gothic
17-year-old Bianca Passarge dances on wine bottles in a cat costume, Hamburg, 1958
Class differences, Britain, 1937
Miss New Zealand falls unconscious at the Miss Universe competition, Long Beach, 15 July 1954
The way real men shave, 1940
Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen with his wife, 1947
A little girl encounters a penguin for the first time
Unpacking the Statue of Liberty, 1885
A soldier shares some bananas with a goat, Battle of Saipan, 1944
Original Michelin, 1910
A man and a woman on a date, 1950s
A perfectly timed photo of a woman caught mid-sneeze, 1900

Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family revisiting the attic they spent the war in, May 3, 1960

Nazi Rally being held at the “Cathedral of Light” in Nuremberg. Designed by Albert Speer, the “cathedral” actually consisted of 152 anti-aircraft searchlights, at intervals of 12 metres, aimed skyward to create a series of vertical bars surrounding the audience. 1930’s.

The morning after a long night awaiting a Viet Cong attack that never came. 40 miles East of Saigon, Vietnam, 1965

Harry Houdini stands in chains at the edge of a pier ready to dive into the water in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1906

Marilyn Monroe 1940s

In this Thursday, June 21, 1967 file photo, Judy Smith, wearing face paint and flowers in her hair, smiles as she and others gather at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Fifty years ago, throngs of American youth descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution.

Jackie Cooper, the child actor, photographed as he arrived back home in Hollywood, Calif., June 2, 1932, after a stage tour in the East.

Two workmen eat their lunch beside their excavation on fashionable Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets in New York, June 8, 1948.

“Be prepared” is the motto of petite Doris Sherrell, vocalist and dancer with “Blackouts of 1942”. In the event of a bombing, the young lady had her social security number tattooed on one leg by artist Jack Julian, and address placed on the other limb for means of identification in Los Angeles, September 29, 1942.

John Potter, of Pebmarsh, England, puts a thatched top on his second-hand car that came without a top on June 2, 1964. Potter, whose family has been thatchers for generations, decided to create his own top when he was asked to pay 40 pounds for a top for the car that he paid 25 pounds to buy.

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