Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Some of the few interesting things my uncle forwards me


September 1933 - Adolf Hitler breaks ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities with highways.  This ceremony kicked off construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway. 

Betty White at home with her dog in 1952 

An iceberg photographed in 1912 bearing an unmistakable mark of black and red paint.  It is believed that this is the iceberg that sake the Titanic. 

Ham the chimp returns to Earth following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961. 

The rather luxurious seating area of the submarine, The Protector, in 1902. 

The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator "Little Warrior" explode over Germany after being hit by anti-aircraft guns in 1944. 

The Kennedy family leave the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963. 

Native American couple, Situwuka and Katkwachsnea in 1912. 

Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from the movie "Schindler's List", on the balcony of his house overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland . 1943-44. 

Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966. 

1945 - German POWs weep and sit in disgust as they watch footage shot at a German concentration camp. 

June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two Anzacs. 

Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 World's Fair.

Children for sale in Chicago , 1948.  Some parents sold their children due to poverty. 

Mourners pay their respect to slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evars in 1963.  His killer was finally convicted in 1994.

Union prisoners receive rations at Fort Sumter in 1864. 

The mugshot of Tokyo Rose, 1946. 

A rescue boat comes alongside the crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

Two childhood friends unexpectedly reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972. 

Survivors of the Titanic are taken on board the Carpathiain 1912. 

Wieluń just after German Luftwaffe bombing the 1st of September 1939. Not only did this bombing provide a spark for World War II, but it is generally believed to be the first terrorist bombing in history. 

Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944. 

A burial at sea on board the USS Lexington in 1944. 

Crowds rush through the castle on Disneyland 's opening day in 1955. 

A lion rides in the sidecar during a performance of The Wall of Death carnival attraction at Revere Beach , Massachusetts in 1929. 

Future presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.



Dr. Werhner von Braun and Walt Disney in 1954. 

T he Statue of Liberty photographed during a power failure in 1942. 

The RMS Olympic, the Titanic's sister ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915. 

Anastasia shares a smoke with her father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in 1916. 

Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950's. 

Stephen Hawking marries Jane Wilde in 1965. 

Albert Einstein brings sexy back in 1932. 

What is thought to be the oldest known war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican War in 1846. 

Coney Island in 1905. 

George W. Bush plays a little dirty rugby for Yale in 1966. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to some elderly women in the 1970's. 

Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in 1865.  ne/images/GNjb4kL.jpg 

Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.






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