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Some fabulous rare photographs



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Some fabulous rare photographs

Post by Kitkat on Sat 7 Feb 2015 - 19:26


Boxing in Yankee stadium (1923)

The evacuation of Saigon, in which some 45 UH-1 Hueys and one CH-47 Chinook were pushed overboard
to make room for others to land (1975)

The first passengers on the brand new New York subway (1904)

Ernest Hemingway at a  Havana bar (date unknown)

Policemen inspect a “lumber truck” that smelled of alcohol during prohibition (1926)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they are assassinated, which contributed to the start of WWI (1914)

A native American watching the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada (1868)

The oldest running car on the planet: the 1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos

A newly liberated French citizen happily lights Winston Churchill’s cigar (1944)

A US soldier offering his hand to a woman leaving a cave during WWII

Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service

A last picture of the Titanic before sinking (1912)

A pyramid of helmets from captured German soldiers on display in  New York (1918)

Construction of Brasilia City, which would later become the capital of  Brazil (1960)

Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein debating over quantum mechanics (1925)

Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (1960)

106-year-old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47 (1990)

William Harley and Arthur Davidson (1914)

Muhammad Ali trying to talk down a suicidal man (1981)

Construction of Mt. Rushmore National Memorial (1939)

American soldiers discover Manet’s painting hidden in the salt mines of Merker, Germany (1945)

A rebel soldier tosses a grenade into a loyalist position in Burgos, Spain (1936)

Anne Frank pokes her head out of her family’s flat in  Amsterdam (1942)

Archaeologist Howard Carter examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun –
the largest-caliber rifled weapon ever used in combat (1942)

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber that dropped the nuclear bomb over Hiroshima

Albert Einstein’s desk photographed the day after his death

The Cologne cathedral amidst the ruins (1944)

A rare photo of a young Winston Churchill (1895)

The construction of the  Golden Gate  Bridge in  San Francisco (1937)

Pre-Taliban days in Afghanistan when women enjoyed professional careers, university education, etc…
By mid-90s, the Taliban outlawed employment and education of women over the age of 8

Gadget, the first atomic bomb

The night they ended Prohibition (December 5, 1933)

German prisoners marching to  Moscow after their defeat at  Belarus (1944)

Testing a bulletproof vest (1923)

Gas masks for babies tested at an English hospital (1940)

Control room of the UB-110 German submarine (1918)

Buzz Aldrin taking a selfie in space (1966)

Samuel Reshevsky, age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in France (1920)

A woman who survived the Nagasaki bombing (1945)

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Re: Some fabulous rare photographs

Post by Stardust on Wed 8 Feb 2017 - 20:53

The young woman emerging from a cave during WWII has a baby on her back. I almost didn’t see it.
I love the Harley Davidson picture.
I wonder if Muhammad Ali managed to talk down the suicidal man?
The pre-Taliban days in Afghanistan image speaks volumes and makes me so sad for what the people, especially the women, have lost.

Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.

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