Below are some fascinating old photographs.
A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the Harley-Davidson Motor Company started out in 1903Testing football helmets in 1912A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920sTraffic jam in New York, 1923A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, FloridaWorld economic crisis, 1929
Central Park in 1930Last four couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, ca. 1930Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930sConfederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of GettysburgWhen they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939NY, Coney Island, 1940The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 194919 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line. Tanaka was notexactly a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima. When the bomb was dropped, he was athome, about 20 miles from the site. He saw a light and heard a distant rumble, but was personally unaffected by the bomb.Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960sNew York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971Boy hiding in a TV set. Boston, 1972 by Arthur TressA spectator holds up a sign at the Academy Awards, April 1974Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897
An airman being captured by Vietnamese in Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi in 1967.The airman is John McCain.
Samurai warriors taken between 1860 and 1880
A shell-shocked reindeer looks on as war planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941.
Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney StudiosThe Microsoft staff in 1978
The last known Tasmanian Tiger (now extinct) photographed in 1933
German air raid on Moscow in 1941
Winston Churchill out for a swim
The London sky after a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son. ;Google begins.
Nagasaki , 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945
The only photograph of a living Quagga (now extinct) from 1870
A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.
The original Ronald McDonald played by Willard Scott
The first photo taken from space in 1946
British SAS back from a 3-month patrol of North Africa in 1943
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961
The first McDonalds
Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.
George S. Patton?s dog mourning his master on the day of his death.
California lumberjacks working on Redwoods
Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961
Bread and soup during the Great Depression
The 1912 World Series
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio da Janeiro, Brazil
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907
Leo Tolstoy telling a story to his grandchildren in 1909 ;
The construction of Disneyland
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship
14-year-old Osama bin Laden (2nd from the right)
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884
Albert Einstein’s office photographed on the day of his death
A liberated Jew holds a Nazi guard at gunpoint.
Construction of the Manhattan Bridge in 1908
Construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1888
Dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989
Titanic leaves port in 1912.
Adolf Hitler’s pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf?s Lair in 1944
ENIAC, the first computer ever built
Brighton Swimming Club in 1863
Ferdinand Porsche showing a model of the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler in 1935
The unbroken seal on King Tut’s tomb
Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke left this family photo behind on the moon in 1972.
The crew of Apollo 1 practicing their water landing in 1966. Unfortunately, all of them were killed on the launch pad in a fire.
An aircraft crash on board during World War II
Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding (29th president of USA ), and Harvey Samuel Firestone (founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) talking together