30 Fascinating Photos Collected From History

March 26, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Interesting

LAPD investigating death of woman in 1947

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Jack Johnson vs. James Jeffries July 4, 1910

"Jack Johnson hit so hard that he would hit guys and see their knees buckle and so he would step in and hold the other guy up. While he was holding him up he would tell him that the fight wasnt over and he was going to punch him some more. ” Ohh not quite yet boss “

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A group of bootblacks gather around an old Civil War veteran in Pennsylvania, 1935

 The Civil War veteran above wears the cap of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)—the largest Union veterans’ organization—founded in 1866. The number on his cap signals that his post was 139, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Many Civil War veterans were long-lived. Some 1,800 attended the 75th reunion of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1938. Their average age was about 95.

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Nineteen year old Robert Wadlow (height 8 ft 7 in) the tallest person in recorded history, chatting with a friend after appearing at a charity event in Omaha, Nebraska, April 1, 1937. He grew another 4 inches before his death three years later

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Robert Wadlow with his family

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Shaq looking small standing next to Robert Wadlow

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Blackfoot Indian Chief being recorded on a phonograph in 1916 (recordings)

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Vietnam War 1965

Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in March 1965. The troops were moving to attack a Viet Cong camp northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border.

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Trench Warfare. Photo taken by an official British photographer during WWI, 1917

If you like WWI you should all check out this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar

They post really informative week by week WWI videos following the 100 year anniversary.

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Ravi Shankar performs at Woodstock

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Albert Einstein’s office – just as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it – taken hours after Einstein died. Princeton, New Jersey, April 1955

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Daniel Sorine photographed a couple of mimes performing in Central Park in 1974. Thirty five years later, while going through his old photographs, he realized that he had captured a then unknown Robin Williams

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A pickup truck flees from the pyroclastic flows spewing from the Mt.Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, on June 17, 1991. This was the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century

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Muhammad Ali dodges a punch from Joe Frazier at the “Fight of the Century”March 8, 1971 (full fight)

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Two American soldiers, standing by a fallen comrade, Vietnam, 1970s

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Field Hospital in Cambodia 1961

A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp in this Viet Cong haven on the Ca Mau Peninsula (1970

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“The Kiss” by Alfred Wertheimer – Elvis Presley and a flirtatious young fan on a backstage staircase at the Mosque Theater in Richmond, Virginia, July 1956

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Gadget, the first Atomic Bomb detonated in the Trinity nuclear test as part of the Manhattan Project. July 16, 1945 (The Trinity nuclear test)

The bomb required timing so precise that the wires leading from the control system to the detonators had to be measured exactly because even at the speed of light the time that it took for the electrical impulses to travel through the wires was significant.

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Japan one month after Hiroshima, 1945

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Two friends of Japanese ancestry play one final game while awaiting ‘evacuation’ to an internment camp, in San Francisco, California, in early 1942

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Loggers in California with the felled giant ‘Mark Twain redwood’, 1892

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Annual midnight swearing in of SS soldiers in the Feldherrnhalle, Munich, by Hugo Jaeger, 1938

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Batman and Robin during the filming of the Batman TV show 1966

A guest celebrity would always pop his head out of a window

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Deadwood, South Dakota, c. 1876

For those who haven’t seen it: Deadwood TV Series, 8.9 on imdb. Awsome show!

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Red Sox vs Tigers in Boston, 1910

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Delivering a Computer in 1957

Seen here is the Norwich City Council’s first computer, being delivered to the City Treasurer’s Department in Bethel Street, Norwich in 1957. The City of Norwich, and its forward-thinking Treasurer, Mr A.J. Barnard, were pioneers in the application of computer technology to the work of UK local authorities and businesses. In 1953-4, Mr Barnard and his team began looking for an electronic system to handle its rates and payroll. They began discussions with Elliott Brothers of London in 1955, and the City Council ordered the first Elliott 405 computer from them in January 1956. It was delivered to City Hall in February 1957 and became operational in April 1957. The event was celebrated by a demonstration of the machine in front of the Lord Mayor of Norwich and the press on 3 April 1957.

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Alcatraz Prison Menu from 1946

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B-29 Superfortress Bomb Bay WWII

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  • MortalDanger

    Great one.

  • Electrical engineer (…maybe)

    About the atomic bomb image: Speed of electricity is far slower than the speed of light. Still kinda crazy, but what’s written isn’t accurate.

    • SeaFox

      Are you from Purdue?!?
      Wrong! Electricity travels at the speed of light! Get back to your books! (Rose graduate)