Intriguing photos of an era gone by!
1928 fashion show at the beach
A space chimp poses for the camera after a successful mission to space in 1961
A most beautiful suicide - 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building , May 1, 1947. She landed on a United Nations limousine...
Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865
Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII.
Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907... She was arrested for indecency.
Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after doing it said she wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
Artificial legs, United Kingdom , ca. 1890.
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII.
Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan , ca. 1944
Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879
Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940
Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27
Children eating their Christmas dinner during the Great Depression: turnips and cabbage
Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961
Construction of the Manhattan Bridge , 1908
Former slave showing whipping scars
Frozen Niagara Falls , 1911
Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick.
Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool, ca. 1964.
Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929
Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963.
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London , 1940.
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in London , 1930
Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they were too short, the women would be fined.
Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956.
A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas , 1953
New York City fire station, ca. 1912.
Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplanes to America in 1975.
Polish children examined by German officers to see if they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live.
President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting China in 1972.
Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893.
Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855.
Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster, April 1912.
Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900.
Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885.
Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923.
The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927.
Unknown soldier in Vietnam , 1965.
Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I, and he got a skin transplant to replace them.
5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right - this was the result.
How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937