Classic Historical Photos

New York Harbor, end of WWII, 1945.

The liner Queen Elizabeth is filled with the American troops coming home from war. Wow !

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2 A boy and two big lobsters that have just been caught on the New Jersey Coast, 1916.

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3 1945: The Mona Lisa painting can finally be opened again after it had been hidden from German troops in 1939.

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4 Longacre Square, New York, 1903, one year before it was named Times Square. That happened because New York Times moved their headquarters there.

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5 Imperial Airlines airplane, 1936.   It doesn’t look very safe, right?

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 April 15, 1912, a Titanic survival boat meets with a rescue ship.

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7 A priest praying over the victims of the Titanic, 1912.

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8 France, 1959. Kids playing with the guillotine.  And they say that  today’s video games are violent!

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9 Bruce Lee and his master, 1958.

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10. Enjoying a meal in the car while getting cooled air piped in the car. This is a drive-in restaurant, in Texas, 1957.

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11. MGM opening credits in the making, 1928.  Yes, that’s how they did it!

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12. Hitler and Speer looking at the Schwerer Gustav, the biggest gun ever used in battle.

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13. Transporting a 5 MB hard drive seemed like a serious job back in 1956.

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14. This is how they tested shoes back in 1937.

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15. First Wimbledon as an international tournament, 1883.

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16. 1993, Queen Elizabeth II tests a big gun.

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17. Coca-Cola being introduced to France, 1950.

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18. Human-sized chess with actual soldiers, Russia, 1924.

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19. Oil Crisis, 1973. People are having picnics on the deserted highways.

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Old interesting PICTURES

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Her Majesty and Prince Phil – same brooch, same pearls, same love.

We see many old photos, but this set is really special…
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Hans Christian Anderson

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Winston Churchill, 1895

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Mahatma Gandhi dancing

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Sophia Loren

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Albert Einstein

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Paul Gaugin

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Vincent van Gogh

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John Wayne, 1930 (aged 23)

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Elizabeth Taylor… this could have been X rated.

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Alfred Hitchcock, 1920’s

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Paul Newman, served in the Pacific in WW2

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Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

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Confederate general Robert E Lee.
Did you know that when Lee joined the confederacy, his farm was taken and later became Arlington National Cemetery?

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William, Diana, Harry

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Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington ,D.C. studio, 1849

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Ernest Hemingway as an American Red Cross volunteer during World War I, 1918

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Mark Twain, aged 15, 1850

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Mother Teresa, What a find…!!!

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