Oct 12 2012
Well part two of the series did even better than part one, so here are some more awesome historical photos and info.
An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str." sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945.
Microsoft staff. December 7, 1978.
American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.
The assembly line of Porsche 911's at the Stuttgart factory. ~1970
One of the heaviest WW2 tanks ever created, the Tiger II. It weighed ~68.5 tonnes and had 100-180mm armour on the front. Budapest, Hungary, 1944.
A different angle of the popular stand off between a man (top left in photo) and a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks (top right in photo) on Tiananmen Square. Photo by Terril Jones.
Princeton students after a Freshman / Sophomore snowball fight. Princeton, NJ, 1893.
Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his front yard. His son is at his side. Atlanta, GA, 1960.
39th Tomsk infantry regiment with their motorcycle-mounted machine guns during WW1, Russia.
A man on the corner is reading a newspaper which headline reads “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles Away from Paris”. New York, May 18, 1940.
A native American man overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada, ~1868.
The original Ronald clown of McDonald's. 1963.
Aircraft await orders while being grounded on 9/11. Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo: Halifax Airport.
Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)
A WW1 submarine with a hull number of U-118 was found washed ashore on the beach at Hastings, Sussex, England. After the surrender of Germany, its towing cable snapped as it was being towed to France for dismantling.
Disneyland employee cafeteria of 1961.
Bob Marley playing soccer backstage. (Contrary to popular belief, that isn't Jimi Hendrix playing with him - it was a musician from "The Wailers".)
Sven-Ole Thorsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Conan The Barbarian.
A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.
Californian lumberjacks working in the Redwoods. These trees have lived for thousands of years, so seeing photos like this saddens us (the trees didn't hurt anyone). Check out our recent article on the tallest, biggest and oldest trees in the world.
Part four is now out, you can see it here.
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Oct 2 2012
Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. Enjoy!
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