10 April 2015

Interesting and Rare Historical Photos

...and descriptions as we wonder what it was like
to be there, and surprises us with something
we have never seen.  Some well over 100 years.

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897

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

Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933 - the species is now extinct.

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

Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945

A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868

The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906

Hitler in Paris

Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001, await orders.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.

California lumberjacks 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.  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...down to 8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged.

The Beatles in 1957

The 1912 World Series Red Sox vs NY Giants

Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975 - 
a future US President

Elvis in the Army

The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912

Child laborers in 1880

New York's Times Square in 1911

Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.

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 her face or head covered.

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884

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