Little Seen Historical Photos

Bruce Campbell tests the makeup and prosthetics for ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992) at Tony Gardner’s FX studio Alterian.

A young runner-up Little Mr. Texas, Matthew McConaughey.  He might not have won first, but runner up is alright, alright, alright!

Gustave Eiffel’s apartment in the Eiffel Tower.

Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix in 1991.

Eighteen year-old Kurt Cobain.

Civil War veterans from opposite sides meet on the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg in 1913.

The note handed to President Nixon informing him of the deadly Apollo I fire.

The JPL computers in 1954.  Many would go on to work for NASA after its founding.

In 1902 a volcanic eruption flattened an entire city, killing everyone but two people. One was a prisoner who only survived because he’d stabbed a policeman and had been put into solitary confinement. He was horribly burned, was pardoned of his crimes and became a circus attraction.

Anita Bryant reacts to being pied in the face by a gay protester during a press conference for her 1977 “Save Our Children” campaign in Dade County, Florida.

Mister Rogers in the 1950’s.

Hugh Jackson in the 1980’s.

Denzel Washington in the 1960’s.

A colorized photo of Benny Hill in the 1950’s.

Iranian advertising before the Islamic revolution, 1979.

Jim Carrey impersonating celebrities, 1992.

Christmas packages destined for soldiers who have been killed or reported missing in action await “return to sender” stamps. New York City, 1944.

Post Mortem photography in the 1800’s.

Lilian and Walt Disney in a photo booth.

A Doctor Seuss cartoon from the 1940’s that is eerily relevant today.

Johnathan the Tortoise in 1902 and 2017.


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Jason Donner

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  • Banhammer of the Gods

    Jesus H. Christ! Nixon was not President until 1969. The note was to Lyndon Johnson.