Rare Historical Photos (Pic Heavy)

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    Hundreds of boats sit abandoned in the port of San Francisco, 1850. Beginning in 1848 thousands of people from all around the globe joined the Californian Gold Rush in a chance to 'strike it big'. Most of these boats were later stripped and recycled to build housing in San Francisco.
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    Young Osama Bin Laden in a cave while fighting the invading Soviet forces. Jalalabad region, Afghanistan, 1988. There is controversy about Bin Laden having ties to the American CIA during this time period.
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    Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, England. 1951.
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    Auto Polo, circa 1910.
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    Building of the Soviet Buran spacecraft, circa 1982.
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    A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944.
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    Chicago 'L' Transit system, 1967. It is one of the oldest-running elevated train systems in the world; its first operational date was June 6, 1892.
     
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    Machines such as this US Navy 'Bombe' were used to assist cryptologists in deciphering German Enigma-machine encrypted secret messages during World War II. 1945.
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    George Bush Jr. has a 'leg up' on his father, President George Bush, as the President attempts to stretch prior to jogging at Fort McNair. The younger Bush, part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, was clowning for photographers.
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    Niagara river was diverted from Niagara Falls for the first time in 12,000 years to perform maintenance, 1969.
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    German prisoners of war marching east under the supervision of Soviet soldiers, 1944. Take note of the Soviet woman showing a 'dulya' with her hand to the Germans as they pass by.
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    Mahatma Ghandi spinning yarn.
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    LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin floating over Washington DC, 1928.
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    The last photo of all four Beatles together, August 22, 1969.
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    An American M4A2 carrying a Japanese Type 94 light-tank on its back, Namur, 1944.
     
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    A miniature, fully functional replica of a Cadillac that was made for the British Royal family of Siam. 1913.
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    Pepsi factory in Baltimore, MD, USA. 1956.
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    This photo gives a great size comparison of Titanic's propellers.
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    The partially excavated Sphinx. Late 1800's.
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    Unfinished German Type XXI U-Boats at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany, 1945.
     
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    US Marines after the Battle of Cape Gloucester, 1944
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    Two men stand amongst soldiers who died fighting in a cemetery during the Battle of Melegnano during the Second Italian War of Independence in 1859. Believed to be the first photograph taken immediately after a conflict of dead on a battlefield.
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    Hollywood boulevard at night 1950s
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    A British soldier 'shakes hands' with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917
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    Final days of Samurai, Ca.1868 Japan
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    FBI Identification Division, World War II. The building is the DC Armory, a sports arena, that was taken over during WWII to store information necessary to do personnel security checks for the armed forces.
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    President Lincoln on the Battlefield of Antietam, Maryland, with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton, Chief of the Secret Service, October 4, 1862(Color added to this photo men)
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    New Zealand soldiers pose with a captured German flag in occupied German Samoa, c. 1914.
     
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    in 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47
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    U.S. Army officer in Vietnam using a cigarette to burn leeches off his forearms, photograph by Larry Burrows
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    Grand Central during World War II
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    A woman and two girls looking at their destroyed house after the Rzhev Battles, 1 September 1943
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    New York Mayor William J. Gaynor, shot in the throat by disgruntled municipal employee Aug 9, 1910
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    Soldiers of the Seaforth Highlanders in a shallow trench with a dog, near La Gorgue, 1915.
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    Militiamen of the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers in Charles Town, then Virginia, 1859.
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    Wehrmacht soldiers guard the Cretan coast ca.1941-44
     
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    Victory over Japan Day, 1945 State St. Chicago
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    Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, 1905
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    Group of Marines take a break during the Battle of Okinawa to give a baby goat, some water, April 1945
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    Result of American airstrike against a bridge and North Korean Communist tank south of Suwon, Korea. October 7, 1950.
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    A view across the devastation of Halifax, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour, following the largest man-made, non-nuclear explosion ever which killed approx. 2000 people. SS IMO (one of the involved ships) can be seen aground on the far side - 6th December 1917
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    Charles C. Ebbets takes a photo from atop a skyscraper in New York City, 1905.
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    Shell shocked Danish soldier, World War One, 1916.
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    A soldier equips an elephant-mounted machine gun during WWI, c.1914-1918
     
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    Union Capt. Cunningham, 1863
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    Two survivors of the Battle of Gettysburg at the 50th anniversary reunion, July 1913
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    Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1944-45
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    General Eisenhower and Bradley sharing a laugh in a Normandy orchard, sometime after Operation Overlord, 1944
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    Little Rock, AR protest against the integration of 9 black students into a white school. 1959.
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    Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen. Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942
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    Soldiers of the Royal Norfolk Regiment at Aldershot, Hampshire getting used to revolver shooting while wearing a gas mask. UK, 28th March 1936
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    Three Confederate prisoners, Gettysburg, 1863
     
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    this is one of the best threads ever posted on here
     
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    It is THE best thread on here.
     
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    It's back! It's been a while since I updated this thread and I found some goodies;

    Stephen Hawking in the Vomit Comet
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    Jean Reno & young Natalie Portman
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    young Ice Cube
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    Robert Downey jr - Iron Man set
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    Ghostbusters cast
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    Salvador Dalí & his anteater
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    Queen Elizabeth during WWII service
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    Eddy Murphy, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby & Richard Pryor
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    Steve-O & Tommy Lee
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    Young Frankenstein set
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    Bill Murray
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    Tim Allen mug shot
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    early Fry & Laurie
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    Danny Devito - Batman set
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    young Elijah Wood & Leo Decaprio
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    The Scorpions
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    Lord of the Rings cast
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    Sigourney Weaver - Alien set
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    Mark Twain
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    Harry Potter on the set of Harry Potter reading Harry Potter
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    Fidel Castro at Lincoln Memorial
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    Christopher Lee
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    Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone
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    Salvador Dalí rope jumping
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    James Hetfield, Fred Durst, Marilyn Manson & Ozzy Osbourne
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    young Jodie Foster
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    Leonard Nimoy getting his hair did
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    Queen Elizabeth defending the country
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    Kurt Cobain
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    Brooke Shields & Robert Downey jr
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    John & Julian Lennon
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    young Janet & Michael Jackson
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    Harrison Ford
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    Heath Ledger - Joker make-up
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    John Cleese - Holy grail set
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    young Emma Watson
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    Toshirō Mifune - 7 Samurai set
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    Sean Connery
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    Picasso
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    Robert Downey Jr
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    young Bill & Hillary Clinton
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    Michael Jordan after winning his 4th NBA title in honor of his dead father
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    Louis Armstrong
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    young Sebastian Vettel & Michael Schumacher
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    Bob Marley
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    Harry Houdini
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    Richard Nixxon
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    Steve McQueen
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    Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando & Al Pacino - Godfather set
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    Hunter S. Thompson
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    Picasso
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    Jimi Hendrix
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    Steve McQueen & John Wayne
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    Sean Connery
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    One of Dr. Tesla's striking experiments. A blare of light produced in a filamentless bulb by wireless power transmitted from a loop carrying terrific currents oscillating eighty million times per second.
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    Tesla demonstrates “wireless” power transmission in his Houston Street laboratory in March 1899.
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    Tesla and some of his induction motors.
    AW photos are broken :(
     

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