Richard Nixon tries to figure out how to use chopsticks during
his China visit in 1972.
Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare,
mother of Damien Marley.
The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers
complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885.
the aftermath of the D-Day invasion, two boys watch from a
hilltop as American soldiers drive through the town of St. Lo.
Howitzer battery fires during Belorussian Strategic Offensive
female Lebanese fighter, 1982
Beautiful color image of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5
fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG54, during flight, 1943.
Wirths Circus arrives at platform 9, Spencer St. station in
Melbourne, Australia. Alice the 102 year old elephant helps
unload the trains, 1948.
Soldiers in 1942.
Abraham Lincoln's hearse. 1865.
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937.
Niagara Falls, frozen in 1911.
A group of people have a picnic in the middle of the highway
during the oil crisis of 1973.
Construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.
Evacuating Saigon, April 30,
1975. An American evacuee punches away a South Vietnamese man
for a place on the last chopper out of the US embassy.
Jimmy Page performing live
with Led Zeppelin. Circa 1972
Corporal Luther E. Boger of US 82nd Airborne Division reading a
warning sign, Cologne, Germany, 4 April 1945.
The oldest known photo of The
Great Sphinx taken in 1880.
A baby cries at a bombed train
station in Shanghai, 1937.
This worker in a Van Nuys CA
factory in 1944 soon started calling herself Marilyn Monroe.
opening ceremonies at Woodstock.
A US Marine prepares to enter
a Vietcong tunnel, 1969.
Chester E. Macduffee next to
his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911.
Matilda tank of the Australian 2/4th Armored Regiment on the
Buin Road, Bougainville, 1945.
Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a
Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916.
napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa
A Panzer III tank crewman
surrenders to an advancing Brittish soldier during the Battle of
El Alamein, 1942.
Fritz, a television celebrity bulldog, is shaved by a
Californian barber. April, 1961.
An RAF Pilot getting a haircut
during a break between missions, Britain, 1942.
German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate
operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun,
Western Front, circa 1918.
Attorney at law, Mohandas Gandhi, 1893.
The Mount St. Helens Eruption of 1980 taken by Robert Lansburg.
Lansburg was only seven miles from the summit when it erupted
and, knowing he was doomed, he snapped as many pictures as
possible before placing his wallet and camera in a bag and lying
on top of it before he was incinerated by the ash cloud.
The film was damaged by the heat, but salvageable.
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