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Old 03-05-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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Folsom Street in San Francisco, USA after the great earthquake of 1906.



US Customs agent pointing a gun at a car that is suspected of transporting marijuana across the US-Mexico border. 1969.



L Motors dealership that specialized in selling Dodges and Plymouths. New York City, USA, 1948.



A newly liberated French citizen happily lights Winston Churchill's cigar in 1944.



The flooded Nile in 1927.



Anne Frank pokes her head out of her family's flat in Amsterdam in 1942.

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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A pyramid of helmets from captured German soldiers on display in New York in 1918.



The first passengers on the brand new New York subway in 1904.



President John F. Kennedy shakes hands with teenage Bill Clinton in 1963.



June, 1969 -- The flow over Niagara Falls is stopped for maintenance work.



Lenin looks bewildered in the last known photo of him in 1923. He had three strokes by this point and was mute.



Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth in 1956.



George Orwell holds a puppy during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. Ernest Hemmingway can be seen in the background.



1873: Two years after the Great Chicago Fire, the city is rebuilding.

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Steve McQueen and James Coburn serve as pallbearers at Bruce Lee's funeral in 1973.



Miss New Zealand faints during the 1957 Miss Universe Pageant.



The White House in 1865.



The last known photo of a Bali tiger taken in 1937.



A Coca Cola delivery truck in 1909.



Hitler in the mid-1930's feeding a deer.



Searchlights during an air raid drill in Gibraltar in 1942.

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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The only known photo of Fredric Chopin.



The exhumation of President Lincoln in 1900. Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield, Ill. was falling apart and, during refurbishment, the caskets of the president and his wife were opened to make sure thieves had not stolen anything. According to eyewitnesses, Lincoln's body was perfectly preserved.



Execution by cannon in Iran sometime in the mid to late 19th century.



The last picture taken of the inside of Titanic as the crew prepare to close the gangplank in 1912.



Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865.



Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris, France after WW2. 1945.



St. Catherine Street, Montreal, Quebec. Circa 1916. Shorpy.



Niagara Falls during the freeze of 1911. You can see people walking right at the bottom of the frozen waterfall.

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Old 03-05-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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The last naval battle involving capital ships where the opposing fleets were in sight of one another was the action off Samar, the final phase of the great Leyte Gulf naval clash. In this picture you see the escort carrier the USS Gambier Bay already on fire from shell hits and being straddled by another salvo. Shortly after this photo was taken the Gambier Bay was struck, blown up and sunk. In the circle on the far right is the giant Japanese battle ship Yamato participating in the only offensive action it ever saw.

The photo was taken from the USS Kitkun Bay, another of the US escort carriers being pursued by the Japanese surface fleet. My father was one of the pilots of the Kitkun Bay's air squadron.

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Loved all these photos. Keep em coming if ya have more!
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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Thank you so much for this thread. These pictures are absolutely amazing.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Really amazing, thanks for your time and efforts, to collect and post these.

1840 sounds awfully early for the Abe Lincoln photograph ? Photography had barely even been invented by that year, and Lincoln lived in a small town. Even Chicago had barely been established then.

The photo of the 3 young Kennedy brothers, was in "People" magazine, just a few months ago.

The Washington DC Naval Gun Factory closed about 1960, and is now the Naval History Museum.

Early 1930s sounds very early to be the Mickey Mouse Club, but maybe it's possible. Mickey was invented in 1928.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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William H. Bonney / William Henry McCarty, Jr.
November 23,1859 - July 14, 1881),
better known as Billy the Kid.


Clyde Chestnut Barrow
(March 24, 1909 - May 23, 1934).


Bonnie Elizabeth Parker
(October 1, 1910 - May 23, 1934).




Louisiana State Highway 154, (9:15 a.m. 05/23/1934)
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