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Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Construction of George Washington’s nose on Mount Rushmore in 1935
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An American soldier wears a tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl, at the first Rosh Hashanah held in a Berlin synagogue since Germany fell to the Allies. He holds a Sefer (handwritten) Torah, with its hoshen, a silver breast plate that decorates the scrolls, September 1945. Photo by Robert Capa.

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Police mugshot of Vladimir Lenin at age 25, 1895

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“Running the Negro out of Tulsa” — a photograph from the Tulsa, Oklahoma race riot of 1921, which destroyed hundreds of black-owned homes and businesses, leaving 300 dead and 10,000 homeless.

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A young boy celebrates the liberation of the Netherlands by Allied Forces with a cigarette, 1945
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John Lennon visits Walt Disney World in 1974.
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John Lennon signs the papers officially disbanding The Beatles on that same Disney World trip.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Prisoners beat two guards after their concentration camp is liberated by US forces.
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Celebrating the end of prohibition, December 3rd, 1933.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
John Belushi poses with Steve Martin.  Belushi would die later that day.
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Aboriginal man using newly installed phone for the first time in Arnhem Land, Australia (ca. 1975)
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
A house that was skewered by a huge tree uprooted by the Johnstown Flood that was caused by the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam, 1889
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Red Army soldiers sit on the ruins of the German Reich Chancellery in Berlin looking through boxes of German medals that would never be awarded following the Battle of Berlin and the of defeat of the Third Reich, May 1945 by Evgeniy Khaldei.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

“Beer day”, the day that prohibition on beer came to an end in Iceland, 1 March, 1989

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Construction Of Madison Square Garden, New York, 1966
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
David Bowie and Mick Ronson enjoy lunch on the train in 1973

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Man eating rice.  1902.  Must be some damn good rice.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Four O’Clock shift at the Ford Motor Company, Detroit-ca. 1910
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World War I amputee fitted with a welding arm, 1920
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Hitler Youth during a fire fighting drill, 1933
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British Paratroopers carry out emergency medical treatment while under fire on Mount Longdon, 1982.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
IRA fighter fires an AR-18 at Pro-British troops during skirmishes in County Armin, Northern Ireland, 1972.
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Nirvana in the pool during the “Nevermind” photoshoot (1991).
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger, 1983
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A censor negotiation letter regarding Monty Python and the Holy Grail from 1974.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
People’s temple member holding a sign showing her support for cult leader Jim Jones, 1978
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Nannies (actually well-costumed stuntmen) are blown away by special effects “wind” on the Cherry Tree Lane set built in the Disney Studio’s Stage 4 during the production of Mary Poppins. 1964.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
A little American girl of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before being evacuated to the internment camps in the spring of 1942, California
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7-11 in 1973.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

A semi-nude FBI agent delivers a 1 million ransom to skyjackers, 1972

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Ralph Lincoln compared to his 11th generation ancestor, Abraham Lincoln.

 

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

LCOL James H. Howard proudly displays his kill markings on the side of his P-51 Mustang on January 11th 1944.

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Sean Connery during his time with the Royal Navy in 1946.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Paul Remos, a circus strongman, hoists his son up in the air using only his right arm to feed a giraffe at the London zoo, 1950s
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Students at the University of Texas in 1980 pursuing their masters degrees.  The badass gentlemen on the right is famed astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science communicator, television host, and internet meme Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson.  His friends went on to equally impressive careers:  One is astronomer Steve Kawaler and the other is Jacqueline Green, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
15 Year Old Erika Kornelia Szeles a Hungarian Resistance member who fought against the Soviets during the 1956 revolution

The earliest known surviving Walt Disney cartoon.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

“Taking a bath at twelve below zero in December along the Sha O River,” Russo-Japanese War, c. 1904.

 

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Last photo of Nikola Tesla. 1943.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Black children standing behind a fence of a “whites-only” playground, 1956. Mobile, Alabama, USA.
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The first and last pictures taken by humans on the moon.
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Joe Louis stands over Max Schmeling in the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match on June 22, 1938
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Elvis with a young polio patient in 1958.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Women in Iran protesting the forced hijab after the 1979 Islamic revolution
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1964:  Not a single fuck was given.
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

“I am an American” sign placed in the window of an Oakland, CA store the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed in 1942, when the owner was relocated to an internment camp.

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A little boy meets Andre the Giant sometime in the 1970’s.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

In Afghanistan, 1988, a Mujahideen fighter aims an FIM-92 Stinger missile at passing aircraft, armed through the CIA’s “Operation Cyclone” program.

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Guillotine in a German detention center at Poznań, Poland (1945)

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Maori chief. Tomika Te Mutu, between 1860 and 1879

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First aerial photograph of Stonehenge, 1906

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

The USS Langley, the United States Navy’s first aircraft carrier, seven years into service 1927

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Eighteen year-old John Candy at Niagara Falls.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, 1876

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1974 – Michael O’Brien, First Known Streaker At A Sporting Event. Half-time At A Rugby Match, He Streaked In Front Of A Crowd Of 53,000 Including Princess Alexandra. Constable Bruce Perry Used His Helmet To Cover, Stated, “It was a cold day, he had nothing to be proud of.”
Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II. 1940s

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Unpacking Mona Lisa at the end of World War II (1945)

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Three year-old Albert Einstein.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Private box in Ford’s Theater, Washington, where President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on the night of April 14, 1865

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Kamikaze hit on the apparently very well-made HMS Sussex.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

The “MANIAC” at Los Alamos National Laboratory c.1952

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Titanic’s gym.  1912.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957

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Grigori Rasputin. 1916 (colorized)

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)
Workers assemble M-3 tanks in an American factory – 1942
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Dogs tied to the deck railing of the Titanic in 1912.

Take A Look Back At The Past With These Historic Images Of Years Gone By (42 pics)

Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936

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A selection of the transcript from the Apollo 11 flight.
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A thin TV screen (only 4 inches thick) with an automatic timing device to record TV programs for later viewing is the wave of the future as shown at the Home Furnishings Market in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 1961.
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Robert Ford and Jesse James sometime in the 1880’s.
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Six year-old Neil Armstrong.
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John Kennedy Jr. saying goodbye to the White House Kitchen staff. 1963.
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Rejected alternate designs for The Eiffel Tower.
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  • This photos were absolutely phenomenal! We’ll be sharing many with our followers in the coming weeks. Thank you!

  • indeed very interesting

  • lifestyle126

    Awesome!