Tuesday, August 20, 2013

From Einstein to MLK - rare photos

A collection of rare photos - via my friend Barbara Isaacs.

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.


Albert Einstein looking fabulous.


Here's his report card!


Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.

A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941


Roy O. and Walt Disney on the day they opened Disney Studios.


Che Guevara.


The Microsoft staff in 1978.


The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. The species is now extinct.

A different angle taken of "Tank Man," the man who stood iTiananmen Square.

He is standing in the street between the tree trunk and the fleeing man.
You can see the tanks approaching from the right.


Winston Churchill out for a swim.


The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940.


Martin 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.


A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.


The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.

A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

The original Ronald McDonald -- played by Willard Scott!

Hitler in Paris.

Grounded aircraft on September 11, 2001 await orders.

British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa, January 18, 1943.

Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.

The first McDonalds.


Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.


California lumberjacks work on Redwoods.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I.


The 1912 World Series.

Bill and Hillary Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.


Elvis in the Army.

The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.

Child labourers in 1880.

New York's Times Square in 1911.

Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.

Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.

The construction of Disneyland.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship.

Fourteen year-old Osama bin Laden. He's second from the right.

Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.

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