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Rare historical photos for a change of pace (53 Photos)
The Japanese “War Tuba” used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.
The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
The Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942.
Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie “Schindler’s List”, on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp.
Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
The RMS Olympic, the Titanic’s sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.
The mugshot of Tokyo Rose, 1946.
George W. Bush plays a little dirty rugby for Yale in 1966.
Harry Houdini exposes “spirit trickery” in 1925.
Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands today.
1945, German POWs weep and sit in disgust as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly women in the 1970’s.
The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935.
The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish snipersharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.
Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912
Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
Mark Twain in 1883.
Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways.
A lion rides in the sidecar during a performance of The Wall of Death carnival attraction at Revere Beach, Massachusetts in 1929.
Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.
A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944.
Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.
Dr. Werhner von Braun,”Father of Rocket Science” and Walt Disney in 1954.
Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World’s Fair.
Vladimir Putin and his childhood friends in 1969. None of them have been seen since!
Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.
Children for sale in Chicago, 1948. Some parents sold their children due to poverty.
Survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathia in 1912.
Anastasia shares a smoke with her father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in 1916.
Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland’s opening day in 1955.
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left.
The earliest known aerial photograph, taken from a balloon over Paris in 1858.
Prosthetic legs in 1900.
Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.
Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939.
Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966.
Children rush into a candy store following the end of “sweets rationing” in 1953.
The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.
What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.
Mourners pay their respect to slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evars in 1963. His killer was finally convicted in 1994.
Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s.
Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932.
A permanent stable cavity caused by the detonation on an underground nuclear test in 1961.
Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.
Coney Island in 1905
Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
The aftermath of the Great Hurricane of 1900 which killed an estimated 8,000 people in Galveston, Texas.
A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Betty White at home with her dog in 1952
Wielu324 just after German Luftwaffe bombing the 1st of September 1939. Not only did this bombing provide a spark for World War II, but it is generally believed to be the first terrorist bombing in history.
An iceberg photographed in 1912 bearing an unmistakable mark of black and red paint. It is believed that this is the iceberg that sank the Titanic.