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Friday, January 9, 2015

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Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments of World History (118 Pics)

Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Probably the earliest born individual captured on film.

Princeton students after a snowball fight, 1893
Carl Akeley posed with the leopard he killed with his bare hands after it attacked him, 1896
Interior of a London Pub, 1898
World’s first teleobjective, 1900
The ceiling of the Russian Parliament collapsed, 1907
A beggar running alongside King George V’s coach, 1920
The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched)
Factory workers race on the roof (test track) of the Fiat Factory in Turin, Italy, 1923
A gang of skinny dippers is chased down the street at Hyde Park by a police woman, 1926
Filming of the MGM screen credits – The beginning of the Hollywood era, 1928
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1928
An opium den in Singapore, 1941
A flight simulator in 1942
In the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo. France, 1944
Coca Cola is introduced in France, 1950
Uploading :) the first 5 MByte hard disk to a PanAm plane, 1956
Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments,” drive-in theater, Utah, 1958
Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer “Ip” in Beverly Hills, CA, 1958
A swimmobile in New York City, 1960
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960
The East Bay Dragons, the first black bikers’ club, Oakland, California, 1960s
Canteen for Disney workers, 1961
The Beatles play for 18 people in the Aldershot club, December 1961. They were to become superstars in one and a half years’ time.
Test pilot George Aird – flying a English Electric Lightning F1 – ejected from his English Electric Lightning F1 aircraft at a fantastically low altitude in Hatfield, Hertfordshire 13th September 1962
 Early morning train, Japan, 1964
The Prague Spring of 1968: Soviet soldier chasing young man who had thrown stones at a tank
Man working at analog computer, 1968
A stripper visits the trading floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange, late 1970s
A foreskin away from death: a Pakistani soldier during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence examines whether the man is circumcised or not (i.e. Hindus are not)
Highway picnic during the Oil Crisis, 1973
Due to strong crosswinds, a landing plane crashes with a truck standing near the runway, 1976
Spielberg doing the first Indiana Jones movie in 1980
The glasses John Lennon wore when he was assassinated, 1980
Transporting the Apple, the first Indian satellite, 1981
Black officer protecting KKK member from protesters, 1983
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a young gentleman, 1986
Moving a 7600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia, Romania, 1987
Execution by cannon, in Shiraz, Iran, mid-late 19th century
The Royal Navy on the way home from France with Queen Victoria on board, who had just visited Napoleon III, 1858
Climbers bringing down corpses of their fellows from Mont Blanc, 1895
Major General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of tattooed Maori heads, 1895
Gold diggers marching through Chilkoot pass, the only way towards Dawson City, 1898
Iceberg that had red and black paint on it. They believe that this is the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Photographed in 1912
Selfies circa 1920
Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, 1930
A rare color photograph of two Parisian women from 1930
Porsche showing the model of the beetle to Hitler, 1930s
Class held in a train wagon (reason unknown), Ontario, Canada, 1932
The Olympic flame arrives in Berlin, 1936
Toffs and Toughs – The famous photo by Jimmy Sime that illustrates the class divide in pre-war Britain, 1937
Driving class at Michigan Highland Park University, 1939
Searchlights on the Rock of Gibraltar, 1942
Georges Blind, a Member of the French Resistance, Smiling at a German Firing Squad, October 1944
A Dutch woman entering military captivity with her husband, a German soldier, 1944
To demonstrate the superiority of the Red Army, 57.000 German prisoners of war are herded through downtown Moscow, July 1944
Liberty bridge in Budapest made temporarily usable after the siege, 1945
Japanese guards bow before US prisoners of war being released from a Yokohama detention center following the capitulation of Japan, 1945
The last commercial sailing ship, Pamir, to round Cape Horn in 1949
James Dean posing in the coffin in the local undertaker in his home town in the year of his car crash and ensuing death, January 1955
Fidel Castro plays baseball in Havana, 1959

A low-division hockey match is interrupted, Sweden, 1959
Iranian woman before the Islamic Revolution, 1960
Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961
The Beatles looking back, 1962 and 1969
The last prisoners leaving Alcatraz, 1963
Frank Sinatra stepping off of a helicopter with a drink in his hand, by Yul Brynner, 1964
Counter-protester with her daughters at a civil liberties rally by black people, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1965
Woodstock – The Opening Ceremony.  Bethel, New York, 14 August 1969
Detective in disguise in Brooklyn, 1969
Rien ne vas plus in the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas while Man is landing on the Moon, 1969
One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an amateur scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea. Calabria, Italy. August 1972
Bill and Hillary Clinton as university students, 1973
An assistant holding an umbrella over an actor’s head during the filming of the scandalous erotic thriller Caligula, 1976
Pelé taking a break on the field of Hungarian football club MTK while filming “Escape to Victory”, 1980
Following a jump worth a gold medal, pole vaulter Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz sends a message to Soviet supporters who had given him the raspberry. Moscow Olympics, 1980
British soldier observing Argentinean helmets after the Battle of Goose Green on the Falkland Islands, May 1982
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss the PC’s future at Jobs’ Palo Alto home, 1991. Photo by George Lange
Camels and burning Kuwaiti oil fields that had been blown up by retreating Iraqi troops, 1991. Photo by Steve McCurry/National Geographic
Manchester policemen, 1850
Queen Victoria with her children, 1852. She scratched her own face off personally, as she wasn’t satisfied with the picture.
Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man’s face to study his facial muscles. France, 1862
Marathon runners at the first modern age Olympics in Athens, 1896
Korean nobleman and his carriers, cca. 1900
Japanese mobile vendor selling baskets and brooms, 1901
Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds. Wall Street, New York, 1918
A game of human chess with real soldiers. St. Petersburg, Russia,1924
Two ladies improve their aim by taking golf lessons from a ‘robot’ trainer, 1925
Gay club in Berlin, 1930
Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signing a baseball for Sonny Capone, the son of Al Capone, 1931
Children celebrating Hitler’s birthday, 1934
DKW advertisement, 1935
In 1936, Hitler asked artillery-maker Gustav Krupp to build an artillery piece to defeat the new French Maginot Line. Krupp suggested a giant cannon with an 80-cm (31-inch) caliber. Hitler ordered two.
SS troops take a rest during the Berlin Olympics, 1936
The ‘walking machine’ at the National Bureau of Standards, for testing wear on shoes, 1937
Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham, 1940.
A C-46 cargo plane is loaded by elephants somewhere in South-East Asia, 1940’s
A German soldier is eyed suspiciously by a young french girl, 1941
Heinrich Himmler listens to a Norwegian musician in his home, Norway, 1941
Bucharest, Romania, 1942
A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London, 1943
U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines, 1944 (AP Photo)
J.D Salinger working on ‘Catcher in the Rye’ during the Allied invasion of France. When he landed on the beaches of Normandy, he carried 6 chapters of the book in his pack, c. 1944 – 45
Gas mask being fitted to a mule by a Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army, c. 1939 – 1945
German soldiers watching footage of concentration camps, 1945
The only picture ever taken of the Colditz cock, a glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material. It was built by British prisoners of war to try and escape the maximum security prison. 1945
A dove landing on Fidel Castro’s shoulder during an important speech. This landing has been the subject of much speculation, controversy, and worship. January 8, 1959
Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960
A hotline for getting directions before satnav, 1963
A British Army Ammunition Technical Officer approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland, 1970
Alice Cooper with Salvador Dali, 1983
Muammar Gaddafi meets Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov in Libyan desert, 1984
Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, 1985
Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, the tallest and shortest NBA players (both in Baltimore Bullets), 1987
Man trying to open the door of his cell in Kigali during the genocide in Rwanda, 1994
The last flight of Endeavor near Golden Gate Bridge, June 2011


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