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Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics]
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag. Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. John F. The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912. 1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945. Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. George S. Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War. Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut. Walt and Roy O. Related:  History in Photos

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] Oct 12 2012 Well part two of the series did even better than part one, so here are some more awesome historical photos and info. An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str." sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945. Microsoft staff. American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945. The assembly line of Porsche 911's at the Stuttgart factory. ~1970 One of the heaviest WW2 tanks ever created, the Tiger II. A different angle of the popular stand off between a man (top left in photo) and a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks (top right in photo) on Tiananmen Square. Princeton students after a Freshman / Sophomore snowball fight. Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his front yard. 39th Tomsk infantry regiment with their motorcycle-mounted machine guns during WW1, Russia. The original Ronald clown of McDonald's. 1963. Oct 2 2012 View Post

Viral Doza - Awesome Stories. Pass 'em on. 22 Rare Historical Photos 22 Rare Historical Photos Jul 6 2012 Take a look at this collection of rare photos that is sure to blow you away! Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919. Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960. Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2. Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6). Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft. The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb. The First Google Team in 1999. Dec 2 2011

53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. Take a trip back in time through these photos below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Jordan J. 6. 7. 8. 9. Jordan J. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Jordan J. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Patty Allison 35. 36. 37. Jordan J. 38. 39. 40. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Jordan J. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. Source: Reddit Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we’ve never even seen. Share these amazing photos with others.

Taxa camarae, licencia para pecar | Secretos y curiosidades del mundo 7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived From the 1950s up through the early 1990s, the specter of nuclear war cast a shadow over the world like a giant, gloomy mushroom tattoo. Hollywood and our own morbid imaginations came up with any number of scenarios that would wipe out humanity in a series of blinding flashes: robots, Russian and American policies of mutually assured destruction. But Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough. After all, he could have never imagined ... #7. During the Cold War, American and Soviet military leaders temporarily forgot why nuclear bombing yourself was a bad idea. Anyone close enough to wonder why it was suddenly so windy and blinding were told the explosions were being set off at a safe distance. WikipediaAnd letting the fallout get blown off to the part that's not Russia. WikipediaThe Tsar Tank was to regular tanks what Ferris wheels are to regular tanks. Popular Mechanics #6.

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he recieved his American citizenship. The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. Times Square, New York, USA. 1972. Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle. An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942. Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884. Tearing the Berlin Wall down, 1989. Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, photographed on the day of his death, April 18, 1955. Luftwaffe pilots playing cards during the African campaign, 1942. Elisabeth "Lilo" Gloeden stands before judges, on trial for being involved in the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, 1944. A vending machine that sold already lit cigarettes for a penny. Germans posing with a French prisoner of war.

The Slightly Warped Website World History International: World History Essays From Prehistory To The Present Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Dec 28 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. People having a picnic in the middle of a highway during the 1973 oil crisis. Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. A drive-in plays "The Ten Commandments" in Utah, USA, 1958. People entering a makeshift bomb shelter. Construction of the Manhattan Bridge. 1908 The original “Blue Angels” flying in formation over Niagara falls. Construction of the Berlin wall. Tom Hardy (who recently played 'Bane' in “Batman: Dark Knight Rises”) and his son as Batman for Halloween. Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943 A Christmas party for Hitlers officers and cadets. Adolf Hitler's pants after the assassination attempt at the Wolf's Lair. John F. Times Square. Ferdinand Porsche showcasing the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler. ~1935.

123 Inspiration Family dynasty behind BMW admits to using 50,000 slave labourers during Nazi era Guenther Quandt was a member of the Nazi party and benefited from its 'Aryanisation' programme by taking over Jewish firmsHis wife, Magda Behrend Rietschel, later divorced him and married Joseph Goebbels, with whom she died in Hitler's bunker in 1945Quandt factories employed 50,000 slave labourers to churn out weapons and ammunition for the Nazis during World War Two, making the family very richFamily still retains majority of shares in luxury car maker By Allan Hall Updated: 08:43 GMT, 28 September 2011 Family secret: Guenther Quandt, whose family now owns BMW, used slave labourers during World War Two in his weapons factories in Germany The dynasty behind the BMW luxury car marker has admitted, after decades of silence, using slave labour, taking over Jewish firms and doing business with the highest echelons of the Nazi party during World War Two. It found Guenther acquired companies through the Nazi programme of 'Aryanisation' of Jewish-owned firms. Hundreds of these labourers died.

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