Tuesday, June 11, 2013


The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861

Hippo cart in 1924. The hippo belonged to a circus and apparently enjoyed pulling the cart as a trick

Charlie Chaplin in 1916 at the age of 27

Suntan vending machine, 1949

Annie Edison Taylor (1838-1921), the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She did it in 1901 because she needed money, and after  doing it said she wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

Only known authenticated photo of Billy the Kid, circa 1879

Sharing bananas with a goat during the Battle of Saipan, circa 1944

Jesse James, approximately 16 years old

Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Sign was put upat the 363rd station hospital in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

How could parents ensure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings?  The baby cage, ca. 1937

Hotel owner pouring acid in the water when black people swam in his pool, circa 1964

Bookstore ruined by an air raid, London 1940

Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her
bomb damaged home, London, 1940.

Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956.

Artificial legs, United Kingdom, circa 1890

Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

1920's lifeguard

1928 fashion show at the beach

Former slave showing whipping scars

Measuring bathing suits in the early 1920s. If they
were too short, the women would be fined

A space chimp poses for the camera after a
successful mission to space in 1961

Testing new bulletproof vests, 1923

A mom and her son watch the mushroom cloud after an atomic test 75 miles away, Las Vegas, 1953

Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo advanced plastic surgery. His eyelids were damaged in World War I, and he got a skin transplant to replace them.

Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit 1929

Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

The Ford Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated

Children eating their Christmas dinner during the
Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

Annette Kellerman promoted women's right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893

Martin Luther King Jr. with his son by his side removing a burnt cross from his front yard, 1960

The original Ronald clown of McDonald's in 1963

Apollo I crew members rehearsing their water landing in 1966

President Richard Nixon trying to use chopsticks while visiting China in 1972

Construction of the Manhattan Bridge, 1908

Construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961

Hitler's officers and cadets celebrating Christmas, 1941

Abraham Lincoln's hearse, 1865

Frozen Niagara Falls, 1911

Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after
putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

Putting on a crinoline (skirt support), 1855

Recovering bodies after theTitanic disaster, 
April 1912

A most beautiful suicide - 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck (83rd floor) of the Empire State Building, May 1, 1947.  She landedon a United Nations limousine.

The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, circa 1927

Melted and damaged mannequins after a fire at
Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in London, 1930

New York City fire station, ca. 1912

Operation Babylift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplanes to America in 1975 

Polish children examined by German officers to see if they qualify as Aryan, and would be allowed to live

Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900
Smallpox victim, New York, 1881 

5:00 P.M., September 3rd, 1967  Sweden changed from drivingon the left side to driving on the right - this was the result

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty
delivered June 17, 1885



Bilancia Designs said...

These photos were absolutely amazing!
I'm completely mesmerized by each and every picture.
What an interesting, thought provoking post!

Susan said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing these with us and if you find more, I'd love to see another post of them.

Karen Albert said...

Terri these are so engrossing, each images really tells a complete story. You have that intuition of finding items so very special.

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Geri said...

Loved your emotional slide show this morning. Amazing how far we have evolved in such a short time. Equally amazed at how it was in the past! Thank you. Love your blog! First on my list every morning. Hoping you can feature your little island, alameda again! Still hope to make it my home someday!


Leslie said...

Wow! These are incredible! Sad and funny ..We've come a long way.



These photos are world heritage.
I am thrilled to photograph each person.

Andrea said...

Absolutely amazing! I was completely mesmerized by this post. Thank you for sharing such moving images.

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Wow, so so interesting. Some images so sad yet tell the story of our evolution

Thank you for sharing this.
Hope you are doing wonderful!


Margo said...

I am stunned, truly amazing, the pictures tell a story of humanity. Thank you.

Hannah from Professional Doctorate said...

This is a stunning capture of history, which also captures human prejudice throughout history. A few thoughts on some of the photos. That baby cage is insane, my grandparents were in the London area in 1940 and these photos show a side to a story that I have only heard about.

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Liam Carter said...

you can probably look up all these missing photos on http://histolines.com/index.php