In a time without selfie-sticks or duckfaces, photographs seemed to be less ostentatious. It is hard to believe that these rare historical photos haven't been spread to globally to public.
1.“Fat Man,” the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, being transported
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 9 August 1945.
Location - Nagasaki
Picture Description -Fat Man on its transport carriage, with liquid asphalt sealant applied over the casing's seams.
Bockscar lifted off at 03:47 on the morning of 9 August 1945, with Kokura as the primary target and Nagasaki the secondary target. The weapon was already armed, but with the green electrical safety plugs still engaged. Ashworth changed them to red after ten minutes so that Sweeney could climb to 17,000 feet (5,200 m) in order to get above storm clouds.During pre-flight inspection of Bockscar, the flight engineer notified Sweeney that an inoperative fuel transfer pump made it impossible to use 640 US gallons (2,400 l) of fuel carried in a reserve tank.This fuel would still have to be carried all the way to Japan and back, consuming still more fuel. Replacing the pump would take hours; moving the Fat Man to another aircraft might take just as long and was dangerous as well, as the bomb was live. 509th Composite Group Commander Colonel Paul Tibbets and Sweeney therefore elected to have Bockscar continue the mission.
2.Henry Ford's modified Model T Produced in Detroit, Michigan from 1908 until 1927, the Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1918
Location - Manchester Avenue (at Woodward Avenue) in Highland Park, Michigan.
Picture Description -The Ford Model T used a 177 cu in inline 4-cylinder engine. It was primarily a petrol engine, it was not intended nor could it be operated on kerosene or alcohol. It produced 20 hp for a top speed of 45 mph.
3. Hitler examining the VW Beetle.
Reference - https://www.akg-images.fr
When - 1935
Location - Germany
Picture Description - Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler examine a prototype model of the Volkswagen Beetle, 1935
4. A federal agent inspects a lumber truck after smelling alcohol during the prohibition period Los Angeles, 1926.
Reference - https://pinterest.com
When - 1926
Location - Los Angeles
Picture Description -Bootleggers disguised their delivery vehicle to look like a lumber truck. Police discovered the stash by the smelling a broken bottle of liquor.Bootleggers during prohibition often disguised the liquor they were transporting. This truck appears to be hauling lumber but removal of an access panel reveals the hollow interior where illegal alcohol was concealed.
5. An auto polo match in Coney Island, New York
When - 1910
Location - Wichita, Kansas
Picture Description -Auto polo match in the 1910s. Malletmen were often thrown from the cars during matches.Automobile polo or Auto polo was a motorsport invented in the United States with rules and equipment similar to equestrian polo but using automobiles instead of horses. The sport was popular at fairs, exhibitions and sports venues across the United States and several areas in Europe from 1911 until the late 1920s; but it was dangerous and carried the risk of injury and death to the participants and spectators, and expensive damage to vehicles.
6.a triporteurs race is shown passing under a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Reference - https://www.pinterest.co.uk
When - January 1920,
Location - backdrop of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Picture Description -After the austerity and bloodshed of World War I, France longed for joy and light-heartedness. Pre-war values were rejected as people embrac.In this picture from January 1920, a triporteurs race is shown passing under a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
7.American psychologist B.F Skinner with one of his lab pigeons in 1965.
Picture Description -B.F Skinner, a leading 20th century psychologist who hypothesized that behavior was caused only by external factors, not by thoughts or emotions, was a controversial figure in a field that tends to attract controversial figures. In a realm of science that has given us Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Jean Piaget, Skinner stands out by sheer quirkiness. After all, he is the scientist who trained rats to pull levers and push buttons and taught pigeons to read and play ping-pong.
8.Astronaut Neil Armstrong training with the lunar module in 1969
Reference - https://www.pinterest.com
When - July 9, 1969
Picture Description -Find this Pin and more on NASA's Apollo Missions by vaughnjg.Neil Armstrong practices reaching the first rung of the ladder to climb back into the Lunar Module Eagle in this image from July one week before Apollo 11 launched.American astronaut Neil A Armstrong descends the ladder of a lunar module training vehicle during practice for an upcoming lunar landing mission, Kennedy Space Center, Armstrong was Apollo. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty ImagesNeil Armstrong practices reaching the first rung of the ladder to climb back into the Lunar Module Eagle in this image from July 9, 1969, one week before Apollo 11 launched.
9.Bonnie and Clyde Car After Deadly Shootout - May 23, 1934
Reference - https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com
When - May 23, 1934
Location - Bienville Parish, La
Picture Description - The bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, La.The May 23 New York Times wrote that a group of Texas rangers and other authorities laid a “carefully laid death trap,” and as Bonnie and Clyde approached, they “riddled them and their car with a deadly hail of bullets.” After the car crashed, “the officers, taking no chances with the gunman who had tricked them so often, poured another volley of bullets into the machine.”
10.Britain's First Slide, 1922
Location - Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Picture Description -Britain’s first slide, invented by Charles Wicksteed.Initially Wicksteed made separate slides for the boys and girls, which were labeled to avoid confusion. The children had to sit astride the wooden planks and hold onto the edges to stop themselves falling off
There were three slides, the steepest one for boys and the other two for girls (though in the picture here, boys are using all three).
For the tallest slide, boys climbed a 13ft ladder before sitting on the wooden plank angled at 45 degrees.
11.Child labors working in a factory
Reference - https://www.pinterest.com
When - 19 january 1909
Location - Macon, Georgia
Picture Description -Boys climb up on the spinning frame to mend the broken threads and put back the empty bobbins, Macon, Georgia.Photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine was one of the first in his fields to document the wretched conditions of child labour in the U.The images that helped to put an end to United States child labour.
12.Beginning of the manufacture of the Statue of Liberty
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1884
Location - New York City,United States.
Picture Description - Grover Cleveland, the governor of New York, vetoed a bill to provide $50,000 for the statue project in 1884. An attempt the next year to have Congress provide $100,000, sufficient to complete the project, also failed. The New York committee, with only $3,000 in the bank, suspended work on the pedestal.
13.English boy scouts collecting funds for families of victims
Reference - https://www.pinterest.com/
When - 1912
Location - England,
Picture Description -Boy Scouts in England, collecting money for the Titanic survivors.As the anniversary approaches, RMS Titanic’s home port of Southampton still suffers the consequences of the disaster.The city that lost a generation to the Titanic disaster.
14.Franz Kruckenberg, German aircraft engineer built the Schienenzeppelin in 1929.
Reference - http://www.g1886.com
Location - German
Picture Description -It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was made by an ash propeller located at the rear of the train, it accelerated the rail car to 230.2 km/h (143.0 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939. The Schienenzeppelin rail Zeppelin car was built in the late 1920s, in the Hannover-Leinhausen works of the German Imperial Railway “Deutsche Reichsbahn” company. The vehicle was 25.85 meters (84.8 ft) long and had two axles, with a wheelbase of 19.6 m (64 ft). The height was 2.8 meters (9 ft 2 in). Originally power plant had two conjoined BMW IV 6-cylinder petrol aircraft engines (later model featured a single BMW VI 12-cylinder of 600 horsepower (450 kW)) driving a four-bladed (later two-bladed), fixed pitch ash propeller. To improve stability on the tracks the drive shaft was raised 7 degrees above the horizontal to give the vehicle some downwards thrust. The body of the Schienenzeppelin Rail Zeppelin was streamlined, having some resemblance to the era’s popular Zeppelin airships, and it was built with aluminum aircraft style to reduce weight. The rail car could carry up to 40 passengers; its interior was spartan and designed in Bauhaus-style.
15.Hindenburg over new york,
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - May 6, 1937
Location - new york
Picture Description -The airship was hours behind schedule when it passed over Boston on the morning of May 6, and its landing at Lakehurst was expected to be further delayed because of afternoon thunderstorms. Advised of the poor weather conditions at Lakehurst, Captain Max Pruss charted a course over Manhattan Island, causing a public spectacle as people rushed out into the street to catch sight of the airship. After passing over the field at 4:00 p.m., Captain Pruss took passengers on a tour over the seasides of New Jersey while waiting for the weather to clear. After finally being notified at 6:22 p.m. that the storms had passed, Pruss directed the airship back to Lakehurst to make its landing almost half a day late. However, as this would leave much less time than anticipated to service and prepare the airship for its scheduled departure back to Europe, the public was informed that they would not be permitted at the mooring location or be able to visit aboard the Hindenburg during its stay in port.
16. A woman is enjoying an after-work drink in a saloon
Reference - https://www.reddit.com
When -August 1937
Location - Craigville, Minnesota
Picture Description - Lumberjacks proprietor and lady attendant in saloon in Craigville Minnesota. August 1937
17.Inventor of a Wearable Parachute Takes a Flying Leap Off of the Eiffel Tower in 1912
Reference - http://www.lifebuzz.com or https://en.wikipedia.org
When -February 4,1912
Location - Paris, France
Picture Description -On Sunday, 4 February, at 7:00 a.m., he arrived at the tower by car with two friends. He was already wearing his parachute suit.The news footage of his jump shows him modelling his invention in its folded form, which Le Gaulois described as " only a little more voluminous than ordinary clothing . The suit did not restrict the wearer's movements when the parachute was packed, and Le Petit Parisien described the method of deploying the parachute as being as simple as extending the arms out to form a cross with the body. Franz Reichelt (1879 – 4 February 1912), also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt, was an Austrian-bornFrench tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the Flying Tailor, who is remembered for jumping to his death from the Eiffel Tower while testing a wearable parachute of his own design. Reichelt had become fixated on developing a suit for aviators that would convert into a parachute and allow them to survive a fall should they be forced to leave their aircraft. Initial experiments conducted with dummies dropped from the fifth floor of his apartment building had been successful, but he was unable to replicate those early successes with any of his subsequent designs.
18.Lynda Carter - 1970
Picture Description-Lynda Carter (born Linda Jean Córdova Carter; July 24, 1951) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who was crowned Miss World America 1972.Carter is most widely known as the star of the American live action television series Wonder Woman, in the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, based on the DC comic book fictional superheroine character of the same name, which aired on ABC and later on CBS from 1975 to 1979In 1972, Carter won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. In the international 1972 pageant, representing the United States, she reached the semifinals. After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled "Roots of Anger".She soon began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos, as well as appearances in several "B" movies.
19.Missouri History Museum exhibition examines propaganda's role in rise and fall of Nazi Germany
Picture Description-An American solider here is pictured happily replacing one of the street signs in Berlin, Germany. He changes the sign for “Adolph Hitler st” to “Roosevelt Blvd” in Roosevelt was the president during the victory against Hitler.Denazification: an Allied soldier removes an “Adolf Hitler” street sign and replaces it with one named for Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.The denazification program in Germany mandated the elimination of Nazi names from public squares city streets and other venues. US Soviet and British soldiers enthusiastically removed Nazi emblems and renamed public spaces. Krefeld Germany March 9 1945. Credit: National Archives and Records Administration College Park Md.
20.Mount Rushmore Original Design
When- March 3, 1925
Picture Description-A model at the site depicting Mount Rushmore's intended final design.The original plan was to make the carvings in granite pillars known as the Needles. However, Borglum realized that the eroded Needles were too thin to support sculpting. He chose Mount Rushmore, a grander location, partly because it faced southeast and enjoyed maximum exposure to the sun. Borglum said upon seeing Mount Rushmore, "America will march along that skyline." Congress authorized the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission on March 3, 1925
21.Nuclear Test of Russia
Location- Somewhere in Russia
Picture Description- The Soviet atomic bomb projectwas the classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II
22.One of the many space suits prototypes. This was a design from UCLA in 1961
Location- Los Angeles, California
Picture Description- A prototype of a space suit designed in 1961 at UCLA. One potential solution is a "suit port" where the space suit basically be its own little airlock and would be attached .
23.Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service
Picture Description-The Queen joined as an honorary Second Subaltern and had five months of training in London as a mechanic and military truck driver.lizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand?.Elizabeth 18 year old.Queen Elizabeth during her WW11 service.She drove a truck and was a mechanic during World War II. Talk about a talented lady, The 90 year old was just a teenager in those days.
24.Queenie, the famous water-skiing elephant
Location- Lake Sarasota, Florida
Picture Description-Queenie was a captive female Asian elephant. She was noted in the late 1950s and early 1960s for waterskiing for entertainment. Queenie the elephant water surfing in 1950 This was a popular show in Florida featuring the world's only waterskiing elephant.
25. Russian-born French professional wrestler known as The French Angel
Picture Description-Maurice-Tillet-a Russian-born French professional wrestler & Dorian Leigh. According to some, he was the inspiration for Shrek
26.Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge
When- January 5, 1933
Location- San Francisco to Marin County, California.
Picture Description-On this day in 1933, construction starts on what will become one of America’s most famous landmarks: the Golden Gate Bridge. When completed in 1937, the Golden Gate has a 4,200-foot-long suspension span, making it the world’s longest suspension bridge. Since opening to the public in May 1937, almost 2 billion vehicles have crossed the bridge, in both the north- and southbound directions.The bridge was named not for its distinctive orange color (which provides extra visibility to passing ships in San Francisco’s famous fog), but for the Golden Gate Strait, where the San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean. The bridge spans the strait and connects the northern part of the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.
27.Sean Connery in a wedding dress
Picture Description- Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983
28. The famous Cliff House restaurant burning down in 1907
When-Sep 7, 1907
Location- San Francisco
Picture Description- The third and most beautiful of the five Cliff Houses was destroyed by fire on 7 September 1907
29.The German commercial airship L7 127 Graf Zeppelin flying over the Washington DC, 1928
When- October 15 1928
Location- Washington DC
Picture Description-The Graf crossed the U.S. coast at Cape Charles, Virginia, around 10 am on 15 October, passed over Washington, D.C., at 12:20 pm, Baltimore at 1 pm, Philadelphia at 2:40 pm, New York City at 4 pm, and landed at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station at 5:38 pm.After an almost two-week stay in the United States, during which time its damaged tail was repaired, the Graf left Lakehurst for Germany at 1:24 am on 29 October and arrived back in Friedrichshafen shortly before dawn on 1 November.Grace Marguerite Hay Drummond-Hay, the British journalist, was the first woman to fly transatlantic on the outward leg; Clara Adams become the first female transatlantic ticketed passenger when she traveled on the Graf Zeppelin's return flight.
30.The iconic Moulin Rouge in full color in 1923
Picture Description-Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France.
31.The original Blue Angels flying over Niagra Falls in 1957
Location- Niagra Falls, Border of Ontario, Canada, and New York, United States
Picture Description-The original “Blue Angels” flying in formation over Niagara falls. The aircraft pictured are Grumman F-11 Tigers. 1957.
32.This little girl giving a police officer lilies in 1920 Paris, France
Location- Paris, France
Picture Description-A little girl hands a posy of lilies to a police officer on duty at the Porte Saint-Denis in Paris, circa 1920.
33.Turkish aviator Sabiha Gökçen in the plane that she used to become the first female fighter pilot
Picture Description-As girls were not being accepted by the War College in Turkey in those years, Sabiha Gökçen was provided, on Atatürk's orders, with a personalized uniform, and attended a special education programme of eleven months at the Tayyare Mektebi (Aviation School) in Eskisehir in the academic year 1936-1937. After receiving her flight patents (diploma) she trained to become a war pilot at the 1st Airplane Regiment in Eskisehir for six months.
34. William Harley and Arthur Davidson on two of their motorcycles in 1914.
Location- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Picture Description-WILLIAM HARLEY AND ARTHUR DAVIDSON, POSING WITH THEIR MOTORCYCLES IN 1914
35. The Titanic's Propellers
When- RMS Titanic - 1912
Location- Belfast, United Kingdom
Picture Description- Titanic was one of the biggest ships of its time. Proportionately, its propellers were just as huge too. This passenger vessel featured two propellers, each with three blades.These propellers measured 23 feet and 6 inches and weighed 38 tons each. The propellers were made of bronze metal. Each of these propellers was powered by a separate engine, creating a total power of 30,000 hp. It has been argued that Titanic’s propellers were the largest propellers to be built ever.