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All that stuff that the grandparents forward….

Historical photos, most never seen til now

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The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

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Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and
apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

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Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

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Suntan vending machine, 1949

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Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She
did it in 1901 becauseshe needed money, and after
doing it said she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

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Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid,ca. 1879

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Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

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Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

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Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put up

at the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII


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How could parentsensure that their children were getting
sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?
The baby cage, ca. 1937

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Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

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Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940

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Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956

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Artificial legs, United Kingdom, ca. 1890

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Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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1920’s lifeguard

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1928 fashion show at the beach

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Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short,the women would be fined

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A space chimp poses for the camera after a
successfulmission to space in 1961

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Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

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

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Walter Yeo, one of the first peopleto undergo advanced
plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I,
and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

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Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition,
Detroit 1929

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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

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

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Annette Kellerman promoted women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece

bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

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Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores
snowball fight in 1893

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The original Ronald clown of McDonald’s in 1963

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Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966

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

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Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

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Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961

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Hitler’s officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

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Abraham Lincoln’s hearse, 1865

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Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

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Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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

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Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855

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Recovering bodies after the

Titanic disaster, April 1912

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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.

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The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927

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

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New York City fire station, ca. 1912

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

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Polish children examined by German officers to see if
they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

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Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900

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Smallpox victim, New York, 1881

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

– this was the result

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Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty
delivered June 17, 1885

Interesting photos! Enjoy!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi

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