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30 Amazing Historical Photographs [Pic]

Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 Worlds Fair

Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.

The famous Harry Houdini exposes spirit trickery in 1925

German POWs are visibly distraught as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp. 1945

The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935

Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly ladies in the 1970′s. It”s Ahhhhhnold.

The somber Kennedy family leaves the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963

A rescue boat comes alongside the USS West Virginia after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941

The Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942

Camp Commandant Amon Goeth on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp

Adolf Hitler begins his plan to connect all German cities through a series of highways

Amelia Earhart receives what sadly proved to be her last haircut in 1937

A Turkish sniper, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs in Gallipoli June 1915

Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864

OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left

Fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator exploding over Germany after being hit in 1944

The Hoover Dam being constructed in 1934

Dr. Werhner von Braun,Father of Rocket Science and Walt Disney in 1954

The lucky survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathia in 1912

Anastasia shares a smoke with her dad, Tsar Nicholas II two years prior to their assassination in 1916

Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912

Medical students pose with a cadaver around 1890

Children rush into a candy store following the end of sweets rationing in 1953

Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950′s

The Japanese War Tuba used to locate enemy aircraft before the invention of radar

The famous Coney Island in 1905

Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961

Betty White at home with her dog in 1952

Wielu324 just after German Luftwaffe bombing the 1st of September 1939. Generally believed to be the 1st terrorist bombing in history

A lion rides in the sidecar at a carnival attraction at Revere Beach, Massachusetts in 1929. Rawr.

Some final words of wisdom


In an era where everything is disposable, & operates in 30 second sound bytes its easy to forget the past.

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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    Link: 30 Amazing Historical Photographs - In an era where everything is disposable, & operates in 30 second sound bytes its easy to forget the past.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    thought provoking. thanks.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    August 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    Goeth on his balcony and the Korean war soldier comforting his comrade are, to me, the two most powerful photos in an excellent group of historical moments. Nice post, kitteh.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Great job, Kitteh. You almost got me with those "Japanese War Tubas," but then I remembered your mad PhotoShop skills and minxlike sense of humor. =^.*=
  5. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    Nice group @kitten9! You get them from Library of Congress @ Flickr?

    Japanese "War Tubas" are actually "Listening Trumpets" and were used during WW2 quite effectively!

    The Bombing Of Wielun 1939 Was not a "terrorist bombing" but could be considered a "terror bombing".
    Many such bombings happened in the Spanish Civil War, eh? As well as other, pre WW2 conflicts...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm



    OK! They`re also called "War Tubas" = lolz!

    Lots of nations had them.

    Acoustic Locators (wiki)

    HO-HO! I found your source @kitteh9! :-) I won`t spoil it for you.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    5Cats thank you. A girl has to have some secrets, right? ;-)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Why is it the photo of Czar Nich & Anastasia made me the saddest
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm
    Nice photos... and usually not one to nitpick, but OJ? really lol?
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 12:10 am
    Hitler didn`t plan the Autobahn! The highways were planned before Hitler. He just took over the popular project and now we all know why. To let his tanks roll in all directions.

    My late Gran was educated under the nazi regime and she was convinced to her last breath that Hitler was a good man who just had the wrong `friends`. They were pretty good at brainwashing, back then.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:58 am
    War Tubas?

    How the hell did I miss out on that tidbit of history trivia?

    Learn something new everyday.
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:59 am
    "They were pretty good at brainwashing, back then."

    They still are, look at how many people have voted for Obama twice.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 5:13 am
    Wait... how did War Tubas work?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 24, 2013 at 5:14 am
    Awesome. Brings history to life in a way that reams of text cannot do.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 5:22 am
    My dad said that he took a field trip to Claverack and saw the dinosaurs before they were at the worlds fair. I thought that was cool :)
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:26 am
    You know, this is the first picture I have ever seen of Anastasia. I never seen her before. I mean, I saw the animated movie, but that doesn`t really count since it`s a cartoon.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:28 am
    Great list.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:30 am
    @Rizzo71, I had a neighbor who grew up in Germany about the same time. She said she had to suilt to a picture of Hitler every morning as the teacher came in. Scary, but fascinating, at least for me it is.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    August 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    A great collection of photos. Windows into the past.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 9:09 am
    Love the restored simple joy of the children stampeding into the sweets shop...
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2013 at 9:53 am
    The Statue of Liberty photo is one of my all time favorites.

    I think this is my favorite photo ever.

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Love these historical insights
    and yes @bacon_pie - that is one of mine too
    how they just sit there eating their lunch god knows how many feet of terra firma is just WTF to me
  23. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    @HalfPintRoo: That is cool! Your Dad I mean.

    "War Tubas" were for listening for the sounds of aircraft engines. They funnel the quietest sounds along the tubes into the listener`s ear(s) which amplifies the sound.

    When it`s really quiet? Especially at night? You can hear the drone of the engines from a long ways off! Then triangulate the sound to pinpoint their exact movement. Worked pretty well in the Pacific Ocean! Not as well as RADAR of course...
  24. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    @5Cats

    Awesome! I love learning things like that. Clever.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    I remember the dinosaurs at the world`s Fair. That`s how old I am. Damn
  26. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    Panth753: She had to *what* a picture of Hitler??

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