Nov 13, 2013

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.

The last known 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.
Native Railroad overlook
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
great fire and earthquake in                                      San Francisco April 18th, 1906
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.
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Hitler in Paris .
Halifax airport plane
Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001, await orders.

Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.
Lumberjacks in California
Lumberjacks in California
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 – 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...down to 8,100 acres by 1968, by which time nearly 90% of the original redwood trees had been logged.
Beatles at the age of 15
The Beatles in 1957.

The 1912 World Series Red Sox vs NY Giants.
Hilary and Bill Clinton

Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975 - a future US President.
Elves Presley in the Army
Elvis in the Army.
Machu Picchu discovery
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

Child laborers in 1880.
Time Square approx. 1911
New York 's Times Square in 1911.
Mississippi Steamboats
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 1884
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.
Thanks for looking.