05 November 2014

Some neat old pics



Mark Twain in Tesla's lab, 1894
 
 
 

A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the "Harley-Davidson Motor Company"
started out in 1903
 
 
 

Testing football helmets in 1912
 
 
 

Helmets again: A Pyramid of captured German ones in front of the 
NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1918
 
 
 

A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920
 
 
 

Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s
 
 
 

Traffic jam in New York, 1923
 
 
 

A quiet little job at an Alligator farm in St. Augustine, Florida, 1926
 
 
 

World economic crisis, 1929
 
 
 

Central Park in 1930
 
 
 

Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930
 
 
 

Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s
 
 

Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 
1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg
 
 
 

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children,
flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939
 
 

NY, Coney Island, 1940
 
 

The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942
 
 
 

A man begging for his wife's forgiveness inside 
Divorce Court. Chicago, 1948
 
 
 

Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park 
during a water shortage. New York, 1949
 
 
 

19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing 
of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon.  
The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. 
 
 

Florida's last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955
 
 

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960′s
 
 
 

Muhammad Ali's fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963
 
 
 

New York firemen play a game after a fire 
in a billiard parlor, 1969
 
 
 

An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a 
drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971
 
 

Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress
 
 
 

A spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974
 
 
 

Robert De Niro's cab driver license. In order to get into character
for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and 
would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.
 
 
 
 

Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of 
Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983
 
 
 

Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on 
Air Force One, 1985

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