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1. A British home barricaded during the Blitz is guarded by a bulldog. 1939
Reference - http://emgn.com
When - 1939-1945
Location - world war II.
Picture Description - Stubborn but lovable, bulldogs became a symbol of the United Kingdom itself. Prime Minister Winston Churchill himself was often referred to as the British home barricaded.


2.A crew member is rescued from a French ship which ran aground at Lands End, Cornwall.1962
Reference - https://www.pinterest.com
When - 1962
Location - San Francisco, in northern California
Picture Description -A crew member is rescued from a French ship which ran aground at Lands End, Cornwall. 12 men lost their lives. 1962.



3. A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant exits a train car. 1963
Reference -  http://emgn.com
When - 1963
Location - Railroad yard in New York City
Picture Description - A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1963



4. A Santa Fe Diesel passenger locomotive hangs over Aliso Street 1948
Reference -  http://framework.latimes.com
When - Jan. 25, 1948
Location - Railroad yard in New York City.
Picture Description  - A Santa Fe diesel passenger locomotive hangs over Aliso St. after running off the end of its track at Union Station. The locomotive had just been unhooked from the El Capitan passenger train from Chicago at 8:45 a.m. when the accident occurred.This image of the unlucky locomotive became the lead art on the front page of the next morning’s Los Angeles Times. A non-byline story accompanying the photo reported:A gleaming 600,000-pound four-unit Santa Fe Diesel passenger train locomotive “overshot the field” at Union Station yesterday and stopped just short of making a crash landing in Aliso St. 20 feet below.It halted with a third of the 150,000-pound leading power unit hanging in the air, leaning on a Pacific Electric pole it pushed to a drunken angle.No one was hurt, but an Army motor pool car driver for McCornack General Hospital, Pasadena, escaped probable death only by a bit of quick driving action. Pfc. Wayne A. Schmidt, 19, … of East Los Angeles, the Army man, had driven to the station to pick up some patients. PHOTO BY: LOS ANGELES TIMES ARCHIVE/UCLA.



5. A young girl shoots the photo of her doll.
Reference - http://www.eyeopening.info , https://in.pinterest.com
When - Jan. 25, 1948
Location -  New York City.
Picture Description -  These old photographs from history are so strange, you need to see them. It's unbelievable what people used to do. What weird historic photos.



6.Aerialists leapt from plane to plane while up in the air
Reference - http://www.eyeopening.info ,  https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1920
Location -   United States during the Roaring Twenties.
Picture Description - Acrobats stood on top of planes while at heights upwards of 5000 ft. Airplanes in the 1920s.



7. An elephant loads supplies on an American plane. 1945
Reference -  https://in.pinterest.com , http://emgn.com , https://www.reddit.com
When - 1945
Location -   World war II
Picture Description -  Elephant shown loading a C-46 Curtiss Commando at an Air ... “Elephant loading supplies in planes during Second World War in India - US Army ...



8. Armistice Day, 1918, Los Angeles
Reference -  https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1918
Location -   Los Angeles
Picture Description - This song was meant to express the voice of children during World War I: "We want our Daddy dear, back home (Hello Central, give me France)" ... Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war. .



9. Bob Hope and Racquel Welch dance and sing at camp Enari in Pleiku, South Vietnam
Reference -   https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1967
Location -   Unknown
Picture Description - Bob Hope and Racquel Welch at camp Enari in Pleiku, South Vietnam. Bob hope performs on the stage. Racquel Welch comes on the stage and dances.



10. Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew show that Princess Leia and Chewbacca are actually BFFs
Reference -   http://retrostarwarsstrikesback.tumblr.com ,https://in.pinterest.com , http://gawker.com
When - Unknown
Location -  Unknown
Picture Description - Peter Mayhew and Carrie Fisher having a nice hug retrostarwarsstrikesback




11. Everyone loves ice cream - Vintage Ice Cream Parlors
Reference - http://www.dalenavintage.com
When - Unknown
Location -  Unknown
Picture Description - Great black&white photographies, about eating an icecream! Bonitas fotografías en blanco y negro de un momento único: ¡disfrutando de un helado!



12. Four Little Girls Hold Huge Piece Of Watermelon.
Reference - http://www.strangecosmos.com , http://www.komedi.com
When -  Unknown
Location -   Unknown
Picture Description - olde family fun four little girls hold huge piece of watermelon eating.



13. Golden age of arcade video games.
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org , https://kotaku.com
When - 1979-1982
Location -   retro club
Picture Description - The golden age of arcade video games is defined as the peak era of arcade video game popularity. Between 1981 and 1982, renowned photographer Ira Nowinski hiked all over the Bay Area, taking hundreds of photos of arcades. In all, he snapped around 700 images, and in awesome news for retro gaming fans many of them are now available for viewing, courtesy of their acquisition by Stanford University's library.



14. Halloween Londonban, 1960
Reference -   https://in.pinterest.com , https://www.calendar-12.com
When - 1964
Location - London Street
Picture Description - Halloween, also called All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly holiday observed on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints). All Hallows' Eve is a Christianised feast influenced by western European harvest festivals, and pagan festivals of the dead, particularly the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland.



15. he Telefontornet connected 5,000 phone lines in Stockholm. 1890
Reference -  https://en.wikipedia.org
When - 1887-1953
Location - Sweden
Picture Description - The Old Stockholm telephone tower was a metallic structure built to connect approximately 5,500 telephone lines in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Constructed in 1887, the tower was damaged by a fire in 1952 and demolished the following year.



16. Heaviest man ever Jon Brower Minnoch (1941–83)
Reference -  https://en.wikipedia.org
When - (1941-1983)
Location - America (USA)
Picture Description - The heaviest person in medical history was Jon Brower Minnoch (USA)(1941–83), who had suffered from obesity since childhood. He was 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighed 178 kg (392 lb or 28 st) in 1963, 317 kg (700 lb or 50 st) in 1966 and 442 kg (975 lb or 69 st 9 lb) in September 1976.



17. Hitchcock and the MGM lion 1957
Reference - https://www.reddit.com ,https://www.logodesignlove.com , http://news.distractify.com , https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1957-1958
Location -
Picture Description -  The classic lion trademark was created in 1916 for the Goldwyn Pictures ... Hitchcock “directing” Leo in 1958, photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull.



18. Isle of Man TT Races Vintage Road Racing 1929
Reference - https://petrolicious.com , https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1929-1949 (20th century)
Location -
Picture Description - This insanity is still being propagated today, with races and time trials held on the hallowed ground of the Isle of Man for instance (imagine that for a second), but the origins of the sport in its official capacity go all the way back to the late 1940s. Sidecars had been around since the beginning of the 20th century and were employed in both world wars, but in 1949 the first World Championship season was held, and if the speed of the modern machines is off-putting in regards to safety, imagine the genesis of the sport when sidecars were more or less tacked onto the side of competition bikes. This was well before any of the structural engineering became anywhere near “sound,” and most of the developmental effort was focused on streamlining the awkward asymmetric creations and reducing the overall weight. When you hear about weight reduction efforts from this era, it is not uncommon for this to come at the expense of safety. Further progression in the engineering of the sidecar units saw the bikes getting lower and lower until the rider was practically laid along the length of the machine.




19.  Actress Philomene Toulouse the most stylish actresses of the late 60s
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com , http://www.vintag.es
When - 1962
Location - Cannes film festival
Picture Description - Actress Philomene Toulouse, cradling a pet fox, vies for attention at the Cannes film festival, 1962



20. James Stewart and Grace Kelly found time to goof off by riding an improvised dog chariot
Reference - http://www.gettyimages.in , http://chucks-fun.blogspot.in
When - July 24, 1954
Location -   Paramount Studio
Picture Description - Grace Kelly on Vacation. Grace...Bit of Fun. On the Paramount Studio lot, Grace is joined by Jimmy Stewart on a bicycle. They are having a little sport with Rosemary Clooney's Great Dane puppy.



21. jan rose kasmir protest vietnam pentagon 1967
Reference - https://www.theguardian.com
When - 1967
Location -   
Picture Description -  Jan Rose Kasmir at an anti-Vietnam war rally at the Pentagon, in 1967. 'None of ... As we approached the Pentagon, the National Guard lined up to form a barrier to keep us from encroaching. Somebody ... I stayed at the protest until it got dark, and then took the bus home. The Ultimate Confrontation: The Flower and the Bayonet is a photograph of Jan Rose Kasmir (born in 1950), at that time an American high-school student, taken by French photographer Marc Riboud. Riboud photographed Kasmir on 21 October 1967 while taking part with ... In London in February 2003, Riboud again photographed Kasmir protesting .



22. Kermit and Piggy visit Mark Hamill and Yoda on the Dagobah set
Reference - https://gizmodo.com , https://in.pinterest.com
When - Behind the scenes of 2010 flim
Location -  USA
Picture Description - Star Wars and The Muppets have long been linked, thanks to Frank Oz's work bringing the likes of Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and of course Yoda, to life. But the worlds mix a little more closely in this gallery of recently uncovered photos, showing Kermit and Miss Piggy paying the set of The Empire Strikes Back a visit.

Some of the behind-the-scenes snaps are familiar - especially the gorgeous full-colour header above - but the rest have only been recently uploaded to the internet via Imgur, giving us a rare look at some brilliant candid shots of Kermit and Miss Piggy hanging out on the Dagobah set with both the crew and Mark Hamill. Of course they also have a bit of a muck around with fellow puppet Yoda, too! Check out the full gallery below.



23. Mermaids on Peter Pan Set Country of Origin.1924
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com
When - 1924
Location -  mermaids on the beach
Picture Description - The charming vintage look of Mermaid Bath Salts Metal Sign will soothe you with its soft colors and tranquil, beautiful mermaid. Mermaid Bath Salts Metal Sign . Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland. Peter Pan is a cultural icon. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works. These include a 1953 animated film, a 2003 dramatic/live-action film, a TV series and many other works.



24. Police Aviation force member performing a stunt, New York, 1920
Reference - https://imgur.com
When - 1920
Location -   New York
Picture Description - New York, Police Aviation, Get all the Latest news, Breaking headlines and Top stories, photos & video in real time about Historical Pics.



25. Police in New South Wales, Australia turn their motorcycles into chariots. 1936
Reference - http://emgn.com , https://miepvonsydow.wordpress.com
When - 1936
Location - New South Wales,Australia.
Picture Description -  Original footage of an Australian police chariot race 1941, in single ... Motorcycle Chariot, New South Wales, Australia; ca.1936 ... but the two together is enough to make the ancient Romans turn in their graves. .... Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river..



26. pulling a pram with hair
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com
When - Unknown
Location - Unknown
Picture Description - Super long hair brand pooling the babies  carriage cycle.



27. Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com
When - Unknown
Location - Unknown
Picture Description - Young boxer life its a challenging  fact punch of the boxing.



28. Soldiers peel onions while using gas masks to stop them from crying. 1941
Reference - http://emgn.com , https://in.pinterest.com  , https://www.reddit.com
When - 15 October 1941
Location - Tobruk
Picture Description -Soldiers wearing gas masks while peeling onions at Tobruk, 15 October 1941,during world war II.



29. That's a cute monkey
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com  , http://www.neatorama.com
When - 1963
Location - chimpanzee in a kimono
Picture Description -  Lenora Frigid (Kim Webb) Costume ... A dress worn by Kim Webb as Lenora Frigidd in the 1990 John Waters classic film Cry Baby, with Johnny ... (@History_Pics via John Curley)



30. The Carolina Twins Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy (July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912)
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com  , https://travsd.wordpress.com
When -July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912
Location -  U.S. and Europe
Picture Description - Margaret Gibbs gets a kiss from her betrothed, while her conjoined twin sister Mary is forced to look on. Awkward! Mary and Margaret Gibb (1912-1967). Born in Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, they generated publicity from the time they were born, having been one of the first pairs of twins to be delivered without caesarian section. The pair left home to go into vaudeville at age 14, presenting an act in which they sang, danced and played the piano. Billed as “America’s Siamese Twins” they also toured the U.S. and Europe with Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey, and Cole Bros. Circuses. They remained in show business until they were 30, then opened in a store in their hometown, where they sold their own handmade craft items. By 1949 they had retired completely.



31. The Giant Underwood Master Typewriter
Reference - https://in.pinterest.com  , https://travsd.wordpress.com , http://www.historybyzim.com .
When -
Location -   New York Public Library
Picture Description - Frank Buck’s elephant and giant typewriter. Photo Credit: New York Public Library



32. The Mad Bomber's creepy smile
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When - November 2, 1903
Location -   New York City, New York, United States
Picture Description - Dr. James A. Brussel of Greenwich Village, New York is considered by many to have advanced the investigative thinking behind the criminal ...George Peter Metesky (November 2, 1903 – May 23, 1994), better known as the Mad Bomber, terrorized New York City for 16 years in the 1940s and 1950s with explosives that he planted in theaters, terminals, libraries, and offices. Bombs were left in phone booths, storage lockers, and restrooms in public buildings, including Grand Central Terminal, Pennsylvania Station, Radio City Music Hall, the New York Public Library, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the RCA Building, and in the New York City Subway. Metesky also bombed movie theaters, where he cut into seat upholstery and slipped his explosive devices inside.Angry and resentful about events surrounding a workplace injury suffered years earlier, Metesky planted at least 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded, injuring 15 people. He was apprehended based on an early use of offender profiling and clues given in letters he wrote to a newspaper. He was found legally insane and committed to a state mental hospital.



33. The winners of the Miss Perfect Posture contest at a chiropractors convention.1956
Reference - http://all-that-is-interesting.com , http://www.historybyzim.com
When - May 1956.
Location -  United States.
Picture Description - Good posture has long been associated with confidence, power and physical beauty. In the mid 20th century, most interest in posture remained on the latter. The entrants in “Miss Perfect Posture” were to stand on a pair of scales, with one foot on each, which would register her weight. If both scales showed the same weight, that meant that the woman had correct standing posture. This, along with the entrants’ beauty and X-rays (we’re wondering how radiation exposure might affect posture), was considered in choosing the Miss Perfect Posture winners.  Photo Credit: Wallace Kirkland/LIFE.



34. Walter Rothschild zebra-drawn carriage
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org , http://www.urban75.org ,
When -  1915
Location -  junction of Brixton Road and Atlantic Road, London SW9, UK.
Picture Description - We had this fascinating photo forwarded to us of a zebra-driven carriage leaving Brixton and heading for Stockwell.The photo wasn't dated, but we'd guess that it was taken around 1915 (electrified trams didn't arrive in Brixton until 1904 so it must be after then).
The only real clue is the advertisement for Quin and Axtens on the railway bridge, although that seems to have changed regularly - witness the different styles seen in 1920 and a year later.
We can't even work out what the carriage is - according to external linkwikipedia there's endless permutations for such vehicles, so it could be a trap, a gig, a fly or something else entirely. Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild,(8 February 1868 – 27 August 1937), was a British banker, politician, zoologist, and scion of the Rothschild family. We had this fascinating photo forwarded to us of a zebra-driven carriage leaving Brixton and heading for Stockwell.
The photo wasn't dated, but we'd guess that it was taken around 1915 (electrified trams didn't arrive in Brixton until 1904 so it must be after then). The only real clue is the advertisement for Quin and Axtens on the railway bridge, although that seems to have changed regularly - witness the different styles seen in 1920 and a year later.
We can't even work out what the carriage is - according to external linkwikipedia there's endless permutations for such vehicles, so it could be a trap, a gig, a fly or something else entirely.





































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