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Old 02-26-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Sad clown Emmett Kelly, in his performer's makeup, carrying a bucket of water in the aftermath of the Hartford circus fire of July 6, 1944, in which at least 167 people were killed. The tragedy is often called "the day the clown cried" due to this photo



The "Great Manta" that was captured by Captain A.L. Kahn on August 26, 1933



Federal Ironclad USS GALENA James River, VA 1862



The crew of Apollo 11 enjoy the traditional steak and egg breakfast before departing for the moon, July 16 1969



A Worker on beam of building at 40 Wall Street, 1930



Germans testing a Messerschmitt Bf 109, 1935



Busy Japanese street, 1950



Railway gun prepares for the invasion of Poland September 1939

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Pre-WW2 Germany Nazi Ceremony, exact date unknown



Beatles looking back 1962 and 1969



Women boxing on a roof, circa 1930s



Pacific Southwest Airlines Stewardesses 1972



Crowded ship bringing American troops back to New York harbor after V-E Day



Actress Jean Harlow poses with 6' 7" boxer Primo Carnera, 1933



Bonnie and Clyde's car after they were killed, 1934



Civil War veteran Samuel Decker built his own prosthetics after losing his arms in combat. Date unknown

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Old 02-26-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Best. Thread. Ever I've seen some of these before, but most of them were new to me. Thank you so much!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:20 PM
 
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Thanks.

Andre Roussimoff, Later known as Andre the Giant. Cannes, France, 1967



Inmates playing chess from their prison cells, by Cornell Capa, 1972



American soldiers shelter in a trench just over a mile from ground zero moments after the detonation of the 43 kiloton nuclear device Simon at the Nevada Test Site, 1953



Mark Twain smoking a cigar and relaxing on the porch, 1905



Over 7,000 bags of ornamental gold and silver, obviously looted from private homes by the Nazis, were discovered after Gen. Patton ordered the vault door blown open. All the articles had been flattened by hammers and were intended to be melted down into gold or silver bars. Spring 1945



A man browsing for books in Cincinnati's cavernous old main library. The library was demolished in 1955



Spanish Civil war arrives in Barcelona. 1936



An American field hospital inside the ruins of a church in Neuvilly, France, 1918

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:27 PM
 
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Children in an iron lung before the advent of the polio vaccination. Many children lived for months in these machines, though not all survived, 1937



Wait For Me Daddy, October 1, 1940 A line of soldiers march



French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.



Horten Ho 229 flying over Gttingen, Germany. It was the first pure flying wing powered by a jet engine. 1945



Star Wars set at lunchtime.



A vending machine that sold already lit cigarettes for a penny. England, 1931.



German soldiers taking a break from fighting as they play with a kitten. 1943.



The blood-stained gloves that Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated at Ford's Theater.

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Old 02-27-2014, 03:04 AM
 
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love this thread. Thank you very much for it
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:01 AM
 
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Great thread!

I have a correction for you though regarding the Winnie the Pooh photo.

Winnie wasn't a stuffed animal, at first. A Lt. in the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade had purchased a bear cub in White River, Ontario while on route to the East coast for transport to England. He named the bear after his hometown of Winnipeg, but she was usually called Winnie for short. In time Winnie became the official mascot of the brigade.

When he was posted to France he gave Winnie to The London Zoo on loan, then made the arrangement permanent in 1919. The bear lived in the zoo until passing in 1934. During this time it was frequently visited by A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, for who Winnie was his favorite attraction, even being allowed to visit the bear inside her cage. The boy named his teddy bear after the real bear, dubbing it Winnie the Pooh. Milne of course went on to write the stories of Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and friends.


This is the real Winnie, and Christopher Robin

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:10 AM
 
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Detroit, Michigan. Highland Park Ford plant, c 1916.

Interesting things to note in this photo, are horse drawn carriages, cars, and streetcars!



http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a25685a.jpg


Sadly, the same view today:

http://goo.gl/maps/bI3jr


Detroit, Michigan. Campus Martius Park, Woodward Ave c 1917.

God, what a bustling, beautiful city she was!


http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a25687a.jpg

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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Detroit, Michigan. Highland Park Ford plant, c 1916.

Interesting things to note in this photo, are horse drawn carriages, cars, and streetcars!
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/4a25685a.jpg

Sadly, the same view today:
http://goo.gl/maps/bI3jr
Shorpy.com is a great website I could spend hours on. For some reason when you link to those photographs of Detroit from this forum from your post, they don't show up for me (404 error) when clicking on the links above.

Thanks everyone, this is a great thread to keep up with!
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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Teddy Roosevelt. In some sort of sports attire during his Harvard years. Sometime between 1876-80.


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