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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

24 Random Old Photos from the Past

Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie "Schindler's List", on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland. 1943-44.
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September 1933 - Adolf Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways. This ceremony kicked off construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway.
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Amelia Earhart receives what proved to be her last haircut in 1937.
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The RMS Olympic, the Titanic's sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.
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Washington-Hoover Airport which was demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands today.
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The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935.
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The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs.
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Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864.
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Mark Twain in 1883.
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Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
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Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912.
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Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890.
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Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966.
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The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.
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What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846.
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Is this the mummified body of John Wilkes Booth? No... but it traveled the country for decades as a carnival exhibit under that claim. Circa 1939.
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Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950's.
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Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932.
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Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.
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The Japanese "War Tuba" used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.
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Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
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The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator “Little Warrior” explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
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A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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