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Friday, February 20, 2015

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101 Weird and Wonderful Historical Photographs of Years Gone By That Will Leave You Wanting To See More

1. Smallpox Victim In New York City 1881
A man suffering from smallpox during the 1881 New York City Smallpox epidemic
US tropes land on Omaha Beach on D-Day (1944)
A chilling photo showing the fear of landing into the unknown. Most of these men were killed and never saw their families again.
Construction workers building the Empire State Building
This photo is enough to make your anus quiver with fear.
  Construction of the Twin Towers (NYC 1971)

The last kiss before going off to war
Women give their men a last kiss goodbye before the soldiers set sail to take part in WW2

A utility worker being given the kiss of life after he made contact with a live high volyage wire. 1967
Abraham Lincoln’s Inauguration – Washington DC – 1861
Abraham Lincoln’s Inauguration – Washington DC – 1861
Tank Man of Tiananmen Square
Photographed by Stuart Franklin in 1989, this is one of the most iconic images of a generation.
Here’s another view of Tank Man standing in front of the tanks
George Best playing football in Belfast, aged 2
World famous artist Salvador DalĂ­ and Coco Chanel having a cigarette together. 1938
A Russian war veteran sees the tank he spent the war in, for the first time in 70 years.
A puppy having a snooze in-between some Russian soldiers during WW2 – (1945)
A photo taken of a woman sneezing
 A policeman on a Harley Davidson with a customised mobile holding cell of the side
Paul McCartney takes a selfie in 1959
The only known photograph of Billy The Kid
A frozen Niagara Falls – 1911
Keith Richards in the studio. (1967)
John F Kennedy Jr salutes his father’s coffin along with the honour guard
Jessie James photographed aged 16 years old
Jackie Kennedy wearing her famous pink Channel dress with her husband’s blood stains on it, stands next to Lyndon Johnson as he is sworn in to office as the President of The United States of America
Whiskey dispensers at work, was a common sight back in the 1950s
Construction begins on the Berlin wall
Construction half way through of the Effel Tower, Paris.
Construction of Christ The Redeemer in Rio
Rio without Christ The Redeemer statue
Whipping scars shown on the back of an ex-slave
This is the moment that for first time ever Harold Whittles hears sounds after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.
Hitler practising his public speeches in front of a mirror

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
The Bin Laden family in Sweden 1971. Osama is 2nd on the left in the green trousers
 young Hitler in 1914 at Munich’s Odeonsplatz  to cheer the declaration of war on Russia
An early 20th century version of the alarm clock on an iphone. A Knocker up, waking up his clients with the use of a stick that reaches up to the bedroom window.
 A Frenchman cries in despair and panic as the Nazis occupy Paris during World War II
 A child gives a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during the protests against austerity measures in Bucharest
This photograph shows the winner of the Miss Atomic Bomb beauty pageant 1950
A dog named Leao sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the tragic landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
Woman crushes the roof of a United Nations car after committing suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building (NYC)
This was Evelyn Francis McHale (23 years old) who jumped off the Empire State Building and crushed the roof of a United Nations Assembly Cadillac. Clutching a strand of pearls at her neck, she looked to be resting peacefully despite the fact that she was dead and just fell from 33 floors.
The day Sweden changed from driving on the left to driving on the right.
On September 3rd, 1967, or “H-Day” as it was called, Sweden planned to switch from driving on the left side of the road to the right side. This is what happened.
Now that’s a snowball fight! They really knew how to do it back in 1893!
Students from Princeton has a snowball fight back in 1893. It was Freshman vs Spohomore. This photo shows the results of the fight. They must have used their fists as well as snow to hit their opponents!
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin (1927)
Prisoners leaving Alcatraz in 1963 before it closes forever
This photo shows the very last prisoners of Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay, moving on out of the facility and relocating them to another prison. The jail known as “The Rock, or “”America’s Devil Island” was home to over 200 inmates at the maximum security facility.
The aftermath of a fire at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. Melted limbs and burnt mannequins of wax back in 1930 in London.
This 1929 photo shows alcohol being poured out of the windows of a building during Prohibition in Detroit
Family watching an atomic mushroom cloud rising into the air from the bomb testing in Las Vegas 1959.
A mother selling her 4 children,August 4, 1948 – Chicago, Illinois
A young boy in Austria receives brand new shoes during WW2
Children having dinner during the Great Depression – feasting on cabbage and turnips
A little girl with artificial legs – England 1890
A 1920s life guard on the beach

A hotel owner throwing acid/bleach into his pool after seeing a black people swimming in it.
Martin Luther King removing a burnt cross from the front of his house, with his son in 1960
A man measuring bathing suits of women. If they were too short they would be fined – (1920)
Iconic photo of a soldier in Vietnam – 1965 – War is hell
A bombed bookstore in London ruined by an air raid 1940
This is Walter Yeo. He was the first man to have advanced plastic surgery and a skin transplant – (1917)
A woman using a sun tan vending machine to top up her tan (1949)
The quite scary and original Ronald McDonald 1963
Disneyland Staff Cafeteria in 1961
An advertisement for Atabrine anti-malaria drug in Papua New Guinea during WWII
A Soldier shares his banana with a goat while fighting in the battle of Saipan (1944)
A little girl holding her doll and sitting in the rubble of her bombed house in London (1940)
A Man riding a Circus hippo pulling a cart in 1924
This is Annette Kellerman. In this photo she is promoting the right for women to wear a fitted one piece bathing suit. She was later arrested for indecency (1907)
 Annie Edison Taylor was the first person to survive while going over Niagara Falls in a barrel – Brave woman! Or just plain stupid (1901)
A 106 year old woman from Armenia, guards her home (1990)
A baby in a cage. These were used in 1937 to make sure that children got enough sunlight and fresh air when living in high-rise buildings and apartments.
Nazi officers and cadets having a celebration Christmas feast (1941)
Image of the Hindenburg Disaster May 6 1937
A 27 year old Charlie Chaplin – 1916
Buddhist monk Quang Duc sets himself alight in a suicide protest against the South Vietnamese government then under Ngo Dinh Diem.
The testing of new bulletproof vests (1923)
Animals being used as part of medical therapy (1956)
Woman wearing a gas mask while walking with a pram (1938)
Elvis serving in the Army in 1958
Unpacking the head of the Statue of Liberty (1885)
20 minutes after the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
Arnie showing off his muscles to two old girls
Albert Einstein kicking back on holiday
Albert Einstein’s office on the day he died.
Strange photo of a bear wrestling a man
Photo of The Beatles waiting to cross the Zebra Crossing on Abbey Road
Weird photo of some women with a blood stained bed
The Camp Nou, Barcelona – 1925
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee
Elmer Riggs and Mr Klein with a fossil of a rhinosaur. Check out the stuff that’s overflowing from the draws.
Construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco
Google.com moves from their garage to an office in 1999
Hitler invades Paris – 1940
Lumberjacks in California work on giant redwood trees – 1920
A very strange photo of a woman with her best friends
Osama Bin Laden with his Judo team mates
Filming of the MGM lion intro
The very last photo taken of the Titanic before it sunk
Filming of the original series of Batman
A staff photo of Microsoft – 1978
Photo of the skies over London while bombing and dog fights between the Germans and British planes during WWII
The very last Tasmanian tiger, which is now extinct


  1. I believe that scary Ronald McDonald is Willard Scott.


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