Historical Photos

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 30 April 2016 at 04:21
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New York City Car Parking in 1930...:

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930’s. Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943:

Righting the overturned hull of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, 19 March 1943

24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building:

A worker helping to build the Empire State Building in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression era. No safety equipment used here and very dangerous work.

Paluxy River...Glen Rose,Texas ~ human AND dinosaur footprints:

In the Paluxy River, in Glen Rose, Texas, they found human

AND dinosaur footprints in the clay.

19th Century NYC... how things change!:

This is what NYC looked like in the late 1800’s. A busy place. I wonder who had the job

of picking up all the road apples from the horses?

First aircraft carrier .. USS Ranger:

The USS Ranger….the first Aircraft Carrier. Just look at the Bi-Planes!

A Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show in textbooks - Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.:

A Normandy Beach landing photo they don’t show in textbooks – Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.

Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.:

Library hidden in a cave, a unique repository of ancient manuscripts known as the Library Cave. A hidden cache of 50,000 books and rolls dating from ca. 500 to 1002 AD that were deemed heretical and hidden in the cave since the early 11th century.

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"Second Class Saloon…The saloon that Wyatt Earp and wife owned in Nome, Alaska between 1887-1901. He knew where the money was!

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It took big cajones to be a steel worker during this period, where they weren’t

required to use any safety lines. I mean BIG!

Working at high altitudes, Woolworth Building, New York, 1926:

This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg, NYC, in 1926. Like I said…BIG ONES!

Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.:

Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.

New Orleans circa 1906.

New Orleans circa 1906. "Italian headquarters, Madison Street." The streets were still dirt!

This woman!! She cost many american servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!:

This woman!! She cost many American servicemen theirs lives! Actress Jane Fonda sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during her 1972 visit to the country, as a protest against the Vietnam War. POW handed her pieces of paper with SS# on it, she gave the list to the Vietnamese, the soldiers were executed later that same day!!

On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.:

On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. You remember “20 mule team Borax”?

Paris, 1928:

A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in 1928.

Baptism in the river. From

Baptism in the river. From "Appalachian Life" photographic study.

Child soldier - in desperation the Nazi's used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn't have a chance.:

Child soldier – in desperation the Nazi’s used many of these children often as fodder for

front line diversionary actions. These children didn’t have a chance.

Towards the end of WWII, the Germans were sending boys between the ages of 14 and 17 into the field. This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle. He even wet his pants!:

This photo, taken at the end of the war shows a young boy terrified by the sounds of battle. He even wet his pants! You can see he is being told to toughen up!

No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.:

No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo’s Sullivan family. The Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten.

lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.:

lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty,

the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor. Can you even start to imagine the grief this poor lady had?

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