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
Astronaut Andre Kuipers Shares Stunning Images of Earth from Space EmailEmail In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, Dutch astronaut and physician Andre Kuipers is currently on a 191-days research mission at the International Space Station. Lately, he’s been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don’t feel surprised to know that the breathtaking imagery is shot using only his Nikon D3S and not a sophisticated satellite photo-snapping device. The spectacular views of the universe’s constant activity and the spectrum of colors it offers is absolutely magnificent.
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.
Powerful Pictures Three sisters pose for photographs taken years apart. A Russian war veteran visits the tank that he fought in which has been preserved as a monument. A child gives a gift to riot police in Bucharest. Retired Police Chief Captain Ray Lewis is arrested at an Occupy Wall Street protest. A monk prays over the body of an elderly stranger who died suddenly while waiting on a train in China. A dog named Leao keeps watch by the the grave of his owner who was killed in a landslide in Rio de Janeiro. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. John F. Christians protect Muslims during the 2011 Cairo uprisings. A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. A dog is reunited with his master after the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. A mother comforts her son following the 2011 tornado in Concord, Alabama.
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.
Rare Historical Photos A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897. Albert Einstein looking fabulous. Here's his report card! Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880. A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941 Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios. Che Guevara. The Microsoft staff in 1978. The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square.He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.You can see the tanks approaching from the right. Winston Churchill out for a swim. The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940. Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. Google begins. Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945. A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868. The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.
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.
The Most Beloved Street Art Photos of 2013 Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles. Via lostateminor.com 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.