Saw one earlier.
Can we get another historic photo thread?
Story preferable but not mandatory
Pic related: Fall of Saigon '75. Evacuation of the CIA personnel by helicopter the day before reunification
Fire fighters responding to Chernobyl they didn't know what happened, the lines at the bottom was the radiation messing with the film
5MB's of memory being loaded into a Pan AM jet in 1956
Aryton Senna's funeral the largest non religious, political funeral ever
I'll post a few. Don't know what lots of them are, probably should have edited file names
The world's first video game, "Tennis for Two" in 1958. The small, circular object toward the left is the screen.
2 soldiers in ww2 just talking
>Pic related: Fall of Saigon '75. Evacuation of the CIA personnel by helicopter the day before reunification
But that's not what the pic shows. The people fleeing are Vietnamese.
Here's some gameplay footage. Very much like tennis, actually.
Nope? Any good?
I visited this building when I was in Saigon this year. They are tearing it down to make new apartments. Make of that what you will.
Fascinating story though, the whole Vietnam war is to be fair.
Not a clue, sorry. Maybe try a reverse image search to get some backstory?
CIA personnel, I didn't say it was actually the CIA, many of these were office workers and admins who had been promised asylum by the station. Just sayin. Not that it matters, doesn't really change the awesomeness of the picture.
The guy at the bottom left smiling with the Wehrmacht visor on looks exactly like my grandfather, Generalleutnant Friedrich Sieberg he fought with the 14th panzer division and was killed somewhere on the eastern front
British EOD technician approaches a car bomb during The Troubles in Northen Ireland (1968–1998)
This was in the last thread.
Some doubt to its provenance but I have found many sources that say it's legit online. If anyone can add to it I'm all ears.
Billy the Kid holding one of the first AK-47's I believe.
I'm at work at the mo, if the thread dies, someone make another?
Makes a welcome change to trap and fur...
>it's a historic location
ah well - I guess that counts.
also - contributing..
Yeah, not to mention that he got people to follow him from the US all the way to fucking Guyana.
There's a really interesting MSNBC documentary about it all that's truly disturbing. It has some of the survivors talking about killing people and watching others die and the sadistic and weird shit Jim Jones did the whole time. Can't remember what it was called, though.
Ella Harper with a rare disease called "genu recurvatum, circa 1880
Here's a picture of my great grandparents on my mother's side the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. My great grandfather, John, died the next day.
>dead people in a car
>must be b&c
quit making stuff up and reverse image search it
Actually very nicely done anon.
+3 internets to you
Nah, the one I saw was on MSNBC, but they might all share clips probably.
Apart from the fact that it is bonnie and Clyde.. Learn2internet, nigger
Apache Company doing their patriotic duty fired a few warning shots with no visible reaction from a car's occupants. It kept coming, so someone opened fire. eventually they all opened fire. As the car rolled closer, they heard children crying. Inside the car had been a family. Mother, father, and 4 children trying to get home before the curfew. They hadn't seen the camouflaged soldiers, so they sped up when they heard the warning shots, a natural reaction to gunshots in an area where skirmishes can and do break out any time. The children hadn't been hit, but their parents were almost unrecognizable. Afterwards the soldiers went back to base to play nintendo
Tim Curry in the makeup chair during the making of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The rotating Discovery One set from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The making of the opening crawl for Empire Strikes Back.
18 year old French Résistance fighter, Simone Segouin, with war name Nicole Minet. She had come from Chartres to help liberate the capital. Paris, August 19, 1944.
When he reached St. Petersburg in 1905, Rasputin began to make himself known as a healer. He kept office hours of 10am to 1pm every day, during which anyone could call upon him for services. Rasputin's growing fame eventually allowed him visits to the Alexander Palace, where he assisted the very wealthy and powerful.
Rasputin was first called upon to assist the royal family in 1907. Their son was indeed a hemophiliac and, although they wanted it kept quiet, they needed someone who could help. Rasputin was called in and successfully stopped the bleeding, telling the royal family that their own destiny was deeply linked to himself.
ffs forgot file
Unfortunately, we can’t find any info on when or where this shot was taken
"I’m a bit late here but I can say for sure that this photo is not from 1965, but most probably from early 1964, I would say january."
"the hung children was a desperate act to spare the orphaned kids the woes of war. They would have died horrible deaths at the hands of soldiers and or starvation and loney despare on the war torn streets...think of it as a relief to them. not about god sparing them bullshit, but just sparing the suffering that would have ended in death anyways"
Now there is no question that the ancient Greeks ran relay races using flames, but this was not done as an integral ceremonial opening part of the ancient games; instead it was done in regards to religious beliefs and their Gods. What's more, though a flame was present in 1928 and 1932, at Amsterdam and Los Angeles respectively, there was no relay involving such flames. This would be a Nazi creation - a new tradition that has carried on to this day.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi Propaganda Ministry supported the idea of an Olympic flame torch relay in large part for the visual impact it would have as part of a huge public relations and political campaign to project a positive image of Nazi Germany to the world. And, so it was; from the torch's lighting in Greece, where a German ambassador dedicated the torch to Hitler himself, while a band played the marching song of the Sturmabteilung; through its path across Europe - including through the Sudetenland which Hitler coveted for annexation; to the final legs of the torch's journey.
Russian officers in the Reichstag
Perhaps as a side-effect of this law linking death with sexual maturity, the arrival of the enemy at the edge of the city made young soldiers desperate to lose their virginity. Girls,well aware of the high risk of rape, preferred to give themselves to almost any German boy first than to a drunken and probably violent Soviet soldier. In the broadcasting centre of the Grossdeutscher Rundfunk on the Masurenallee, two-thirds of the 500-strong staff were young women - many little more than eighteen. There, in the last week of April, a 'real feeling of disintegration' spread, with heavy drinking and indiscriminate copulation amid the stacks of the sound archive. There was also a good deal of sexual activity between people of various ages in unlit cellars and bunkers. The aphrodisiac effect of mortal danger is hardly an unknown historical phenomenon.
Torpedoed Japanese destroyer Yamakaze, photographed through periscope of USS Nautilus, 25 June 1942. The Yamakaze sank within five minutes of being struck, there were no survivors.
Ham the Chimp after his historic trip to space, 1961. The trip lasted 16 Minutes.
The AK 47 was just beginning to be designed 70 years after billy the kids death.
Furthermore, tanks weren't used in combat until 35 years after his death.
Don't just make up a back story if you're not even going to look at the clues in the fucking picture. Its obvious that's not billy the kid, and its obvious for reasons beyond the fact that the man looks nothing like billy the kid
"Flatiron Building, New York." The Manhattan landmark under construction circa 1902.
In April 1904, The New York Times moved its operations to the newly constructed Times Building—then the second tallest building in the city—on 42nd Street at Longacre Square. Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs convinced Mayor George McClellan to build a subway station there and rename the area for his newspaper. (Three weeks later, as if carrying out some bit of genetic code, the first electrified ad appeared on the side of a bank at 46th Street and Broadway.)
On December 31 of that year, Ochs began the tradition of celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square. And three years later, the famous Times Square Ball drop from the roof of the Times Building, known simply today as One Times Square, was added to the annual jamboree. Here’s a picture of what Times Square looked like way back then
Had a drink with Senna a long time ago. I dont remember the date 89, 90 or 91 after the Monza. race. He bought drinks for every body cause he just won.I was stationed in Italy at the time.He had 2 chicks with him.
Country store on dirt road. Sunday afternoon. 1939, in Gordonton, North Carolina. The photo is by Dorothea Lange.
1957. "Actor James Arness filming on location for the television series Gunsmoke," in the notional Kansas landscape around Dodge City. Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "Jim Arness: Hero of Gunsmoke."
Chernobyl disaster that happened on the night of 25 on April 26, 1986 on the effects of pollution has become a truly global scale catastrophe. Especially tragic are the implications for Europe. Around Chernobyl was formed 30-kilometer evacuation zone population. In Ukraine, according to official data, consider the contaminated area 16 regions, and in fact - all regions of the republic, including Kyiv were more or less harmful effects of radiation. At the disaster only in 1988 - 1990 рр. spent in prices of those over 20 billion rubles. In general, the needs of the accident is spent annually to 7% of the State Budget of Ukraine.
Radioactive pollution caused by the disaster, is causing cancer among people, especially children of preschool and school age, it is harmful impact on the overall health of the population.
Long Island circa 1903. "The Bowery -- Rockaway, New York."
The device with the wires looks very like an induction coil, much loved by quack doctors and malevolent small boys, with some kind of meter behind to add to the effect. Hold the handles, press the button - and impress your companions with your new vocabulary.
During the colonial and revolutionary eras in American history, inland travel was slow, difficult, and expensive. The "King's Highways" established by Pennsylvania's colonial governments followed and improved ancient Indian paths, but hardly allowed for freight wagons or anything beyond single-file trains of pack-horses. Inhabitants of the colony were required, by a law passed in 1683, to work on the construction of roads and bridges or pay a fee, but maintenance of the "King's Highways" was sporadic.
Three types of new roads appeared during what historians now call the "turnpike era." The first and most durable roads of crushed stone proved to be the best suited for the often harsh weather of the eastern United States. Opened in 1794, the marker Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike was the first extended example of these new paved roads. It was also the nation's first major toll road. Stretching more than sixty miles between two communities, the pike became a major artery for commercial travel within the Commonwealth and a gateway for travel westward.
Six white horses are hitched to a covered wagon with an advertising sign hanging from it.
Pennsylvania Conestoga Wagon, circa 1890.
The builders of the Philadelphia and Lancaster pike borrowed from the ideas of English engineers Thomas Telford and John McAdam, rivals who had helped devise the modern system of road paving. Telford's principles required using a base of large cobblestones topped with multiple layers of different-sized crushed stones. The Philadelphia and Lancaster pike followed this formula. McAdam (whose name inspired the terms "macadam" and "tarmac") disagreed with Telford over the most efficient sizes of crushed stone, but his belief in raising the center of the road to promote drainage was an innovation that the builders of this great early Pennsylvania turnpike also embraced.
When Campbell opened the locker he found not a small fire, but an out-of-control blaze. Night watchman Arthur Pender had followed Campbell, and after seeing the fire quickly began trying to get other crew members to help extinguish it. Minutes later, unaware of what was happening in the Writing Room, another night the watchman was entering the wheelhouse and pointing out to the officer on duty Clarence Hackney that there was smoke pouring out of one of the ship's ventilators. While examining the smoke, Captain Warms entered the wheelhouse and told Hackney to investigate. In the lower decks of the ship, crew members and a few passengers already knew what Warms had just begun to understand: the SS Morro Castle was on fire.
The situation was hopeless from the moment it was discovered. Within 15 minutes, the ship was engulfed in flames with many people only being alerted by screams of panic. The crew was not trained to handle a fire and, seeing no other option, passengers jumped overboard leaving their fates to the violently thrashing ocean.
An SOS was not sent out until 3:25 am due to radio operator George White Rogers refusing to send a call without the official order from Warms, and it was nearly 4 am before nearby ships got to the smoldering wreck. What greeted the rescuers was an ocean of people both living and dead, and a glowing ship with some of the crew still aboard.It was 7:34 pm on September 8 when the Morro Castle finally came to rest, beaching itself 200 feet off of Asbury Park, perfectly adjacent to Convention Hall. The ship became a magnet for people who wanted to see the doomed vessel and while bodies were still washing up along the New Jersey coast, signs were being posted and admission being collected to come see the wrecked Morro Castle.
The ship would remain there until the following March, when it finally was hauled away for scrap, leaving behind the memory of the disaster and the 137 lives that were lost on their vacation of a lifetime.
Lincoln's funeral procession in New York. Two two children in the window are future president Theodore Roosevelt and his brother Elliot.
Very interesting thread. The 'German' soldier appears to be Finnish. I'm 90% sure that he is carrying a Suomi KP-31 (I have one on the workbench right now, and there's a lot of similarities). If I'm right (and assuming the Russian has a PPS-43), this would date it to the Continuation War along the Finnish/Russian frontier. Alternatively, the Finns could be members of the SS volunteer battalion, which was active from 1941-1943.
Most likely Staged.
Woman suffrage hikers arrive in Washington D.C. from New York, 1913.
Main Ní Tuathail, a 14 year old girl from the Claddagh wearing traditional Claddagh dress. Galway, Ireland, 26th May 1913.
The Claddagh (Irish: an Cladach, meaning "the shore") was a fishing village close to the centre of Galway city.
The people of the Claddagh lived quite separately from the City of Galway and retained their Gaelic customs, language
and dress well into the 1930s. The original village of thatched cottages was razed in 1935 and replaced by a council-housing scheme.
This one blew my mind the first time I saw the set.
April 24 – The Woolworth Building opens in New York City. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it is the tallest building in the world at this date and for more than a decade after. View looking north on Broadway, towards the Woolworth Building, photograph ca. 1913.
In this gratifyingly expansive, beautifully sharp image looking up Fifth Avenue in the spring of 1913, it doesn't much matter if it's in black or white, since all of the automobiles were the color of shiny coal. Note that at the time, Fifth Avenue had traffic in both directions. Photo: George Grantham Bai.
The battlefield conditions were well beyond the expectation of all Canadians. On the western front, it was a stalemate between the Allies and the German-Austrian armies. Each side had established a network of trenches and the distance between the trenches was known as ‘no-man’s-land.’ Passage through ‘no-man’s-land’ was impeded by water filled bomb craters, mines and fields of barbed wire.
You can sharpen and enhance images with technology today. Plus in those days you had to sit still in good lighting for crisp pictures, which is what most of these are.
i fucking keked
how about a selfie of an autist using his mother's PC with a drip sheet on the keyboard?
Eureka has to be one among the early mining towns to almost disappear without a trace. Once the possessor of a main street that boasted "the finest saloons anywhere", the main street is no more. The town got is start in 1860 when a small group of miners began to dig and pan around the banks of the Animas River south of the mining town of Animas Forks. Eureka never became a boomtown. Rather, it grew slowly but steadily with train service coming to the town in 1896. To escape the danger of avalanches which were common in the area, the town was situated midway between the slopes of two mountainsides at a turn of the Animas River. The Sunnyside mill was the main economic source for the town. When the mill closed in 1938, Eureka was no more. What are left are foundations that climb the mountainside as reminders of the town that was
He Sleeps Where He Fell 1864 Dead Confederate soldier near Mrs. Alsop's house." Wet-plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. Photos from Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864.
July 1863. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "John L. Burns, the 'old hero of Gettysburg,' with gun and crutches." Burns, born ca. 1793, was a 70-year-old veteran of the War of 1812 when he was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg, having volunteered his services as a sharpshooter to the Federal Army. He died of pneumonia in 1872. Wet-plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.
The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, located in Brussels, were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic invitation-only 1911 Conseil Solvay, considered a turning point in the world of physics. The Institutes coordinate conferences, workshops, seminars, and colloquial.
Indeed. When I was in high school, I lived across from an old guy that had a really old wooden house on rocks like this. There's no telling how many decades of extreme weather that thing survived.
Also, monument to the U.S. Revolutionary War victory at King's Mountain, a few miles from where that house was.
Interesting note, this image has equipment derived from an ICBM guidance system. Tennis For Two (Pong before Pong) had you the player going at it with the goddamn brain of a nuclear missile
Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). McCandless became the first human Earth-orbiting satellite, venturing out 320 feet from the orbiter. While in orbit 170 miles above Earth, Navy Captain Bruce McCandless exits the U.S. space shuttle Challenger and maneuvers freely, using a bulky white rocket pack of his own design.
Queens, New York, 1964. "Trans World Airlines Terminal, John F. Kennedy (Idlewild) Airport, 1956-62. Eero Saarinen, architect." Back before air travel turned into a bus trip with X-rays. Photo by Balthazar Korab.
Slavery was abolished in 1865.
The Battle of Đắk Tô was a series of major engagements of the Vietnam War that took place between November 3 to 22, 1967, in Kon Tum Province, in the Central Highlands of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). The action at Đắk Tô was one of a series of People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) offensive initiatives that began during the second half of the year. North Vietnamese attacks at Lộc Ninh (in Bình Long Province), Song Be (in Phước Long Province), and at Con Thien and Khe Sanh, (in Quảng Trị Province), were other actions which, combined with Đắk Tô, became known as "the border battles." The first fighting of the new operation erupted on 3 November and 4 November when companies of the 4th Infantry came across PAVN defensive positions. The next day the same thing occurred to elements of the 173rd. The American and ARVN troops soon applied a methodical approach to combat in the highlands. They combed the hills on foot, ran into fixed PAVN hill-top defensive positions, applied massive firepower, and then launched ground attacks to force the North Vietnamese off. In all of these instances, PAVN troops fought stubbornly, inflicted casualties on the Americans, and then withdrew.
New York, March 1943. "Times Square on a rainy day."
1920s women are very sexy indeed
I have that machete.
I also have a Vietnam Issue Camillus, next to the Russian Entrenching tool.
DC-4 over Manhattan, 1939 Margaret Bourke-White was an American documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet Industry.
Nice collection, but that one looks a tad bigger than pictured.
Propellers of the RMS Olympic, a sister ship to the RMS Titanic.
That's all folks
These guys are liquidaters or something like that
>Phone, too lazy to search for the right spelling, if I did spell it wrong..
The firefighters died almost right away. The guys on the picture is soldiers removing radiated rubbles and dust. Only two dumps at the time. 3 if you're fast.
I know this post is like an hour old but
>making you invisible
All infantry wear fucking camo, it doesn't mean they're invisible. They were probably standing on a street corner since they'd have had no reason to hide in a town with a curfew enforced.
Not to mention US desert camo sucks dick
Sure thing fellas.
I was thinking someone else would get it
The Manhattan Bridge under construction in March 1909
US Marines fighting in Korea, 1 Jan 1953; note Corsair in flight overhead
lol it's not my work, I just save, copy & paste, but thanks for the words of kindess