Man standing on lap of colossal figure of Ramses, 1856
Cowboys drinking at a saloon in Tascosa, Texas 1907
Cowboys sit around Bob Leavitt’s Saloon in Jordan, Montana, 1904
The American Look in 1945 according to the department store, Lord & Taylor
A black Union soldier sits, posted in front of a slave auction house on Whitehall Street in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1864
An advertisement for a slave auction in Charleston, South Carolina.
Class Divide in Britain, 1930’s
Gym aboard The Titanic, 1912
A Meccan merchant with his Circassian slave. (1886-1887)
African-American, sharecropper & mother teaching her children numbers and alphabet at home in Transylvania, Louisiana in 1939.
Marine First Lieutenant Hart H. Spiegal of Topeka, Kansas, uses sign language as he tries to strike up a conversation with two tiny Japanese soldiers captured on Okinawa. The boy on the left claims he is “18” while his companion boasts “20” years. 1945
Brothers Sril and Zelig Jacob shortly after their arrival at Auschwitz, 1944.
B-17 bombers encounter heavy flak fire over Merseburg, Germany c.1944 i
Miners using an “aerial tram” to descend into the Kimberly Diamond Mine in South Africa, ca. 1885
A series of Allied firebombing raids begins against the German city of Dresden, reducing the “Florence of the Elbe” to rubble and flames, and killing as many as 135,000 people. It was the single most destructive bombing of the war—including Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945
School dance in the 1950s
Parade of athletes, 1938
Nonresident alien border ID, 1943
Futuristic car design by Bob Riley
Vladimir Zworykin demonstrates the electronic television in 1929.
A stewardess takes a cheetah for a walk at the Amsterdam airport in 1961.
Atlas space station in 1958
“NASA scientists pose with their board of calculations.”
United Air Lines in 1930
Here is Apple’s first product, invented by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Getting a pilot’s license in the 1940s
“Children sleep in the open air after lunch at a maternity hospital in Moscow in 1958.”
First selfie, 1900
An audience wearing special glasses watches a 3D “stereoscopic film” at the Telekinema on the South Bank in London during the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Permanent-wave machine built by Icall, for sale in 1923
Futuristic technologies from the past
Atomic nuclear crater after nuclear testing
Dancing classes in the Soviet Union
Getting a facial from a machine, the 1950s
“Contestants in the 1930 Miss Lovely Eyes beauty pageant in Florida are wearing masks to obscure the rest of their faces.”
Wives and members of the Philadelphia Elks are at a gym exercise class in 1930.