01 April 2017

Interesting Old Photos




William Harley and Arthur Davidson unveiled their motorbikes for the first time,  1914.
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Rush hour in Chicago, 1909
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People queued for Al Capone's free coffee in Chicago, 1931.
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Steven Spielberg gave the world "Bruce", the prop that was used to make "Jaws" in 1975.
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The President shows Pele his skills with a ball, Gerald R. Ford, 1975.
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Gorgeous picture of the Earth,  1968.
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People at Woodstock , 1969.
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You could get a Big Mac for 65 cents, 1970's.
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You got normal food and a full meal on flights, 1958.
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Remote controls were cutting-edge technology, 1962.
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Legends passed on their legacies, Bruce Lee playing with his son Brandon, 1966.
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The Golden Gate Bridge was still under construction and looked like this in 1937.
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Oranges were sold for just one cent, 1942.
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The Hollywood sign was still the 'Hollywoodland' sign. The last four letters were removed in 1949.
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This was the tallest building in Paris, the Eiffel Tower under construction in the 1880's.
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NYC was a much less busy city, 1908.
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Charging your electric car looked like this, 1905.
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Roller skates were the hot new thing, but still needed a bit of work, 1910.
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"I am the first pig to fly,"  1909 (see pig in lower right of picture).
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Beach Police Officers made sure no swimsuit was higher than 6 inches above the knee, 1922.
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King Tut's slumber was undisturbed and the seal to his tomb was unbroken, 1922.
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The iconic London buses looked like this, 1928.
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A new vantage point was introduced to New York on the opening day of the Empire State Building , 1931.
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