Tuesday, April 28, 2015

What a collection of odd and fascinating photos.

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after
an atomic test 75 miles away,  Las Vegas , 1953.

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929.

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage.

Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece
bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

The original Ronald clown of McDonald's in 1963. (scary!)

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966.

President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting  China in 1972.

Construction of the  Manhattan  Bridge , 1908.

Construction of the  Berlin wall, 1961.

Hitler's officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941.

Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865.

Frozen  Niagara Falls , 1911.

Last prisoners of  Alcatraz leaving, 1963.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale,  Chicago, 1948.

Recovering bodies after the Titanic disaster, April 1912.

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.

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in  London, 1930.

New York City fire station, ca. 1912.

Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplanes to  America in 1975.

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900.

5 :00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967 Sweden changed from driving on the
left side to driving on the right. - This was the result.

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of  Liberty . Delivered June 17, 1885.

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