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A friend of mine emailed me some old pictures of yester year.. I found them interesting and thought I'd share them with you guys here..

Here are a few and are as follows.

The Statue of Liberty's torch is parked in front of the western side of Madison Square in 1876..

Trapeze mining in Bonne Terre Missouri 1917..

Women welders at Lincoln Motor Company in 1918..

And finally the construction of The Lincoln Memorial in 1921..

If you're interested, let me know and I'll post up a few more..




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the 3 stones in the Temple at Baalbek that weigh ~800 tons

there are others nearby that weigh ~1,200 tons......


how were they moved???????
 

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Cheers Carlos & Dons.

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Because of the overwhelming demand ( Not!)… here are a few more old pictures of yester year..

This is the info in order of the pictures posted..



A German Tank almost falls off a Russian bridge on July 4, 1941.

The first armed airplane of the Serbian army in 1915.

Times Square in 1922.

The dedication of the Washington Monument in 1885.

Race official Jock Semple tries to push Kathy Switzer off the road after she attempts to run the Boston Marathon, which at the time was men's only. Number 390 pushing Jock away was Kathy's boyfriend. 1967.

The first human x-ray taken by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1896, for his efforts Roentgen was the recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. The image is of his wife's hand.

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964.

Julia Clark in her Exhibition Plane, 1911. Miss Clark was the third woman to receive a pilot's license from the Aero Club of America. She was the first female pilot to die in an air crash in the United States in 1912.

World's first airplane design without a propeller. The Henry Coanda 1910.

The crew of the USS Lexington abandon ship following torpedo strikes on May 9th, 1942.

The first photo of the Earth from the moon taken by Lunar Orbiter in 1966.
Segregated cab service in Alabama in 1962.

The attack on Pearl Harbor taken from one of the attacking Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941.

Southwest Airlines stewardesses in 1962.

Inside the turrets of the USS Massachusetts, 1898.

Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. More than likely the earliest born individual captured on film.

A balancing act atop the Empire State Building in 1934.

"Högertrafikomläggningen" - the day Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right (1967). I told you guys that driving on the left makes more sence.:)

Malcolm X tries to calm Muhammad Ali in 1964.

The Dalai Lama at age 2 in 1937.

Hitler practices a speech in front of a mirror in 1925.

The London Underground in 1890.

Paul McCartney takes a selfie in 1959.

Burning the albums of The Beatles in Alabama in 1966.

Smuggling beer during prohibition sometime between 1920 and 1933.

The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

The PGM-11 "Redstone" - the World's First Nuclear Missile displayed in Grand Central Station, July 7, 1957.

Greyhound in 1923.


Do you want some more or have you had enough ?


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I really enjoy the photos.
Isn't it amazing how creative peoples where back in the days.
Sure we have high end technology today to communicate, breathtaking fast vehicles and so on.
But the machinery of yesteryear is simply mindblowing.
 

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The technology leap from 1900 to 2000 may never be repeated. Were it, where will we be in 3000?
 

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I love the one with the trapeze mining, mindblowing.
I am not sure it would do well with the current Health & Safety regulations though.
 
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