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A Blast from the Past


People have always loved documenting their daily lives and surroundings. Nowadays everyone has a camera that can fit in their pocket, and there's no need for a darkroom to see how your picture turned out. These historic photos remind us how far the ordinary moments in life have changed: the scenery, famous landmarks, modes of transport, and leisure activities.

1953: Helen Keller meets President Dwight Eisenhower.




1912: Children lick large blocks of ice on a New York City sidewalk.


1931: A young girl walks her kitten on a leash for the National Cat Club Show in London.


1907: The Great Wall of China, before it was restored.


1948: A Women plays beach tennis on a Tel Aviv beach.


1900: Women's tennis being played at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris.


Marilyn Monroe enjoys a ride through New York City in a 1956 Ford Thunderbird.


C. 1860-1880: Egypt's Ancient Pyramids of Giza.


1887: Paris' The Eiffel Tower slowly comes to life.


1912: A German fraternity experiment with taking a selfie in front of a mirror.


1955: Young boys in Fort Worth, Texas don space helmets for the planetarium showing.


1800s: A 3-story outhouse in St. Louis.
Webmasters Note: NOT too sure that I would want to be the one using the bottom one while others were on the second & third floors????


C. 1912: An electric car at a charging station.


C. 1880 - 1920: Immigrants from Austria-Hungary stand outside immigration sheds in Quebec, Canada.


1927: Jeanne Devereux becomes the first licensed female hair stylist in New York City.


1927: A railroad exhibit near Baltimore.


1932: Charles C. Ebbet tales a photograph of the scenery of New York City from the GE Building in Rockefeller Center.




1965: Sean Connery on set with Claudine Auger for his 4th James Bond film, Thunderball.


1950's: Lynchburg, Virginia's Blair Parson store was famous for its 10,000 calorie Sunday.


1973: During the Great Oil Crisis people enjoy a picnic on a deserted highway.


1967: A phone booth in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashby neighborhood.


1893: One of the first underwater photographs.


1952: Dinosaur tracks were discovered in the bed of Texas' Paluxy River. Here they are being removed for preservation.


1900: A market scene on Mulberry Street in New York City.




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