Before our time, Historical Photos

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 16 May 2014 05:17
Subject: Fw: Before our time, Historical Photos

HISTORICAL PHOTOS….

And descriptions as we wonder what it was like to be there and surprises us with something we have never seen. Look carefully at each picture. There are some you have never seen before and they are amazing.

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A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

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Here’s his report card! 1896 – highest marks in Algebra – Physics – Geometry and lower marks in languages

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Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.

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A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941

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Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios.

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Young Bill Gates —- & —-The Microsoft staff in 1978. 11 people – 2 women 5 beards

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The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. The species is now extinct.

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A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square. He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man. You can see the tanks approaching from the right.

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Winston Churchill out for a swim. Typical swim suit of the day

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The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.

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Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son.

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Google begins. 34 people here

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Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.

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A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.

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The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

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A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

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The original Ronald McDonald — played by Willard Scott!

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Hitler in Paris.

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Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.

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British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.

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Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.

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The first McDonalds. – buy em by the bag —- on the sign

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Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.

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California Iumberjacks work on Redwoods. Thousands of tree rings in these ancient trees each over 1000+ years old or even much older……..such a shame – irreplaceable giants- national park treasures all gone but a few – what kind of men would do such a thing for over 100 years — Destroy something they cannot ever fix or replace for 2000 years? It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1200-1800 years or more. … An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood forest has been cut. In 1850, old-growth redwood forest covered more than 2,000,000 acres (8,100 acres by… 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged.

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I.

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The 1912 World Series.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975. A future US President

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Elvis in the Army.

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The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

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Child laborers in 1880.

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New York’s Times Square in 1911.

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Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil, built between 1926-31.

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Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.

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The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali. (Or was he still Casius Clay?)

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The construction of Disneyland.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.

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Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He’s second from the right. – bell bottom pants – pink car – expensive shops, nice threads, About 24 people out smiling — looking hip for the day and not one woman has their face or head covered

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Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884. A different world today.

Thanks for looking, and pass it on to someone who enjoys a bit of history

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