Sunday, July 13, 2014

From the old shoebox

Remember I once asked you if you knew who this is below and it was actor Betty White, from the US tv comedy show The Golden Girls. These all arrived in an email from a friend and I thought you might like a few of them. They are a nice mix of things and people and events. Some of the photos can make you feel quite sad too.

(I know this is going to spread over edge. I have two more posts for today, to bump this one down)


RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS

 
Betty White at home with her dog in 1952
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
http://i.imgur.com/x8ijTXi.jpg
Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
http://i.imgur.com/qp7CxCZ.jpg
The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.
Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.
The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator "Little Warrior" explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
http://i.imgur.com/eYsLHlu.jpg
The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
http://i.imgur.com/nOk3vXK.jpg
Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912.
Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie "Schindler's List", on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland 1943-44.
http://i.imgur.com/Or9t9FT.jpg
Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966.
http://i.imgur.com/BqJWpHh.jpg
1945 - German POWs weep and sit in disgust as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp.
http://i.imgur.com/G2gbO1R.jpg
June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.
Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World's Fair.
http://i.imgur.com/C8zIKki.jpg
The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935.
http://i.imgur.com/KggW39P.jpg
Children for sale in Chicago , 1948. Some parents sold their children due to poverty.
http://i.imgur.com/sTYW5hg.jpg
Mourners pay their respect to slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evars in 1963. His killer was finally convicted in 1994.
http://i.imgur.com/GhwjSwT.jpg
Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.
http://i.imgur.com/7nKI0x6.jpg
The mugshot of Tokyo Rose, 1946.
http://i.imgur.com/z5r7E1J.jpg
A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
http://i.imgur.com/GDQIXen.jpg
Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
http://i.imgur.com/l8g4EMW.jpg
Survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathia in 1912.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Zniszczenia1939_0.jpg
Wielu 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.
A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944.
http://i.imgur.com/lldCNqs.jpg
Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland 's opening day in 1955.
A lion rides in the sidecar during a performance of The Wall of Death carnival attraction at Revere Beach , Massachusetts in 1929.
http://i.imgur.com/kg0zfzz.jpg
Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/LARGE/GPN-2000-000060.jpg
Dr. Werhner von Braun and Walt Disney in 1954.
http://i.imgur.com/0hdgv2k.jpg
The Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942.
http://i.imgur.com/4VtmgOH.jpg
The RMS Olympic, the Titanic's sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.
http://i.imgur.com/lJKsgRd.jpg
Anastasia shares a smoke with her father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in 1916.
http://i.imgur.com/Q5D3oyS.jpg
Children rush into a candy store following the end of "sweets rationing" in 1953.
http://i.imgur.com/SzIkeZU.jpg
Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950's.
http://i.imgur.com/B2dv0kW.jpg
Stephen Hawking marries Jane Wilde in 1965.
Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932.
What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.
http://i.imgur.com/WOdC6ji.jpg
Coney Island in 1905.
George W. Bush plays a little dirty rugby for Yale in 1966.
http://i.imgur.com/CnWcHX8.jpg
Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly women in the 1970's.
http://i.imgur.com/UV2uY7x.jpg
Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.
Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.
Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939.
Harry Houdini exposes "spirit trickery" in 1925.
http://i.imgur.com/GJMB6mK.jpg
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left.
http://i.imgur.com/Hut2oS5.jpg
A permanent stable cavity caused by the detonation on an underground nuclear test in 1961.< /DIV>
Vladimir Putin and his childhood friends in 1969. None of them have been seen since!
Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Wartuba.jpg
The Japanese "War Tuba" used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.
Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands today.




25 comments:

  1. Andrew, fantastic work.Two photos are exactly connnected with my place Plaszow Camp Labor is now the part of Cracow city - it is located 70km from my apartment. Wieluń is the town in central Poland near Łódz it is the first place where the WWII had begun. Now you sholud include some places in my country on your travel list to Europe. You can visit me at my summer house.
    Others photos arte great too. My favourite photo is Coney Island wha t" nice swimsuits".

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    1. Gosia, I thought you would appreciate those couple of photos. I think all of Europe is nice to visit and I now know quite a bit about Poland.

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  2. Some magic - and rather a lot of sorrow here. Thank you.

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    1. Some real sorrow, EC. But that is life.

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  3. Andrew this is your best blog entry EVER
    Quite wonderful

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    1. John, the one that spread all over the screen, where I wrote two sentences and cut and pasted in someone else's photos.

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  4. Terrific photos, Andrew. Many favourites but I'll select the Putin photo. The caption is so ironic when you check the look on his face and his body language whilst he stands alongside his 'friends'.

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    1. Victor, Putin really doesn't look like he is a friend of theirs, or wants to be. I wonder if Putin ever had any friends.

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  5. I was intrigued by the 1972 image of the protestor and the policeman. Managed to find an article (in French). Had to use an online translator (which wasn't perfect) but it was nice to get the background story.

    http://www.letelegramme.fr/ig/dossiers/image_histoire/le-joint-francais-deux-copains-face-a-face-29-07-2010-1003629.php

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    1. Good sleuthing AdRad. It's an interesting tale.

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  6. War tubas? That's ingenious! I'm surprised at the lion riding sidecar in the wall of Death. There was a movie made about the Medgar Evers story, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Alec Baldwin, I have a copy and watched it just recently.
    These are fabulous old photos, I bet a museum would be happy to have them eventually.

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    1. They were news to me River. Quite clever really. I did not think I had heard of Medgar Evers, but I do know of the segregation protests at Mississippi University. Maybe the photos are now in a museum.

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    2. The movie is called Ghosts of Mississippi and quite true to the story.

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  7. That was pretty good, a few I have seen before but most are new to me, you never know what you will see or learn about in blogland.
    Merle............

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    1. Yes Merle, I had seen a couple of them. Blogland is very diverse.

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  8. Cool. I enjoyed those. :)

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    1. Walt, pleased you liked them.

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  9. I really love the 1920s photo of Harry Houdini exposing spirit trickery. Your timing could not be better. I was just notified of a novel recently published about the great man and want to read it.

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    1. Hels, I am surprised to hear a Houdini book. I would have thought all that was to be said about him had been already, but sometimes there can be a new angle or information.

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  10. OMG the lion in the sidecar? That's just ridiculous!!

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    1. To us it is now Fen, but maybe not in the early to mid 20th century. People possibly had not seen a real lion and not seen one on tv.

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  11. Thank you for passing on the photos to all of us. They're brilliant. Stephen Hawking reminds me of an actor from Freaks and Geeks.

    I love the dinosaur one.

    Most poignant one for me is probably the friends reuniting at the demonstration.

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    1. Dina, F&G is not a show I know. There seems to be something special in most of the photos. Imagine actually seeing the dinosaurs floating along the river. Yes, that reuniting photo is very poignant and I hope you picked up the story in the comments.

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  12. What would we have done if the camera hadn't been invented hey Andrew.. Looooove looking at these amazing peeks into historical moments..

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    1. True Grace. Our memories aren't good and mind pictures can't be passed down generations very well.

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