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…!!!

Ohio

The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre), were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, during a mass protest against the bombing in neutral Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming
We’re finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know

Ah, la la la la…

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are gunning us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know

Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming
We’re finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio

March of the Templars

 

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar, the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers) or simply as Templars, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.  The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages.

Officially endorsed by the Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favored charity throughout Christendom, and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades.  Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking,  and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.