Saturday, March 16, 2013

Remarkable Photographic Collection from History


Last four couples standing in a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930.


Three Princeton students pose after the Freshman, Sophomore snowball fight. 1893. Princeton, NJ.


"Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967.


The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65


Russian peasants getting electricity for the first time in 1920


Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison – Jan. 13th 1968


Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1922


"The Long Walk" British Army EOD Tech approaches a suspect device – Date Unknown


Tereska, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of "home" on the blackboard, Poland, 1948


A Native American looks down at a newly-completed section of the transcontinental railroad. Nevada, about 1868


Microsoft staff photo from December 7, 1978


Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945


New York man reads a newspaper, headline reads "Nazi Army Now 75 Miles From Paris." May 18, 1940


Gay pride, 1970. USA


Three archers, Japan, ca.1860-1900


The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer. Edinburgh Ale, 1844


Alerted by the smell of a broken bottle of liquor, Federal Agents inspect a "lumber truck". Los Angeles, 1926


Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960


A Japanese family returning home (Seattle, Washington) from a relocation center camp in Hunt, Idaho on May 10, 1945


9 kings featured in one photo (Windsor Castle, 20 May 1910)


Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in front of the Sphinx by the pyramids in Giza, 1961


The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist party in Italy, 1934


The Kennedy trio in the mid 30s as teenagers; John, Bobby and Teddy


The first official riders in New York City's first subway, 1904

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