Saturday, February 2, 2013

What a fantastic collection of pictures from long, long ago!!

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65

Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon. ca. 1930

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that
they have just been liberated, April, 1945

A Japanese family returning home (Seattle, Washington) from a relocation
center camp in Hunt, Idaho on May 10, 1945

Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920

9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910)

New York man reads a newspaper; headline reads "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles from Paris." May 18, 1940

Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison Jan. 13th 1968

Gay pride, 1970.  USA

Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to
disguise their footprints, 1922

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx
by the pyramids in Giza, 1961

Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard, Poland, 1948

The Long Walk" British Army EOD Tech approaches a suspect device Date Unknown

Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900

The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian
Fascist party in Italy, 1934

The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844

The Kennedy trio in the mid-30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy

Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents
inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926

A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the
 transcontinental railroad.  Nevada, about 1868

Three Princeton students pose after the Freshman, Sophomore
snowball fight. 1893. Princeton, NJ

"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967.

Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard
with his son at his side.  Atlanta GA 1960

The first official riders in New York City’s first subway, 1904


Microsoft staff photo from December 7, 1978

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