George W Bush Jr and Sr goofing around

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 9 [20 Pics]

Aug 29 2013

Another photo roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the entire series here.

Abandoned boats in the port of San Francisco during the 1850 Gold Rush

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. Photo: Everett Collection/Rex Features

Young Osama while being assisted by the CIA in the fight against the Soviets

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.

Arsenal stadium in England 1951

Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, England. 1951. [Make sure to view the full resolution]

Auto Polo circa 1910

Auto Polo, circa 1910.

Buran under construction, Soviet Space program

Building of the Soviet Buran spacecraft, circa 1982.

American soldier hiding from rain under a overturned  tiger tank

A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944.

The Chicago L train Old Photo 1967

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.

American Decryption computer ' Bombe' 1945

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.

George W Bush Jr and Sr goofing around

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. Photo: Corbis.

Niagara Falls stopped for maintenance in 1969

Niagara river was diverted from Niagara Falls for the first time in 12,000 years to perform maintenance, 1969.

German POWs marching east. 1944 Note the woman showing a fist

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.

Ghandi spinning yarn

Mahatma Ghandi spinning yearn.

Graf Zeppelin over Washington DC in 1928

LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin floating over Washington DC, 1928.

The last photo off all four Beatles together

The last photo of all four Beatles together, August 22, 1969.

An American M4 tank carrying a small type 94 Japanese tank

An American M4A2 carrying a Japanese Type 94 light-tank on its back, Namur, 1944.

Miniature, fully functional Cadillac that was made for a Royal Family in Siam

A miniature, fully functional replica of a Cadillac that was made for the British Royal family of Siam. 1913.

Pepsi Factory in Baltimore, 1956

Pepsi factory in Baltimore, MD, USA. 1956.

Titanic Propellers in Dry dock in comparison to humans

This photo gives a great size comparison of Titanic's propellers.

The partially excavated sphinx in egypt

The partially excavated Sphinx. Late 1800's.

Type XXI submarines being built in AG Weser Bremen Germany

Unfinished German Type XXI U-Boats at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany, 1945.

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