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.
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 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, Highbury, England. 1951. [Make sure to view the full resolution]
Auto Polo, circa 1910.
Building of the Soviet Buran spacecraft, circa 1982.
A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944.
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.
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 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 river was diverted from Niagara Falls for the first time in 12,000 years to perform maintenance, 1969.
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.
Mahatma Ghandi spinning yearn.
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin floating over Washington DC, 1928.
The last photo of all four Beatles together, August 22, 1969.
An American M4A2 carrying a Japanese Type 94 light-tank on its back, Namur, 1944.
A miniature, fully functional replica of a Cadillac that was made for the British Royal family of Siam. 1913.
Pepsi factory in Baltimore, MD, USA. 1956.
This photo gives a great size comparison of Titanic's propellers.
The partially excavated Sphinx. Late 1800's.
Unfinished German Type XXI U-Boats at the AG Weser shipyard in Bremen, Germany, 1945.
Part ten of the series can be found here.
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Mar 29 2013
Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here.
See more photo posts