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#1 Dorothy Counts – The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States – Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957
#2 Nikola Tesla Sitting In His Laboratory With His “Magnifying Transmitter”
#3 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII
#4 Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967
#5 Jewish Prisoners After Being Liberated From A Death Train, 1945
#6 The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888
#7 A Lone Man Refusing To Do The Nazi Salute, 1936
#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974
#9 First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, 1967
#10 Job Hunting In 1930’s
#11 German Soldiers React To Footage Of Concentration Camps, 1945
#12 Residents Of West Berlin Show Children To Their Grandparents Who Reside On The Eastern Side, 1961
#13 Acrobats Balance On Top Of The Empire State Building, 1934
#14 An Exotic Dancer Demonstrates That Her Underwear Was Too Large To Have Exposed Herself, After Undercover Police Officers Arrested Her In Florida
#15 Mafia Boss Joe Masseria Lays Dead On A Brooklyn Restaurant Floor Holding The Ace Of Spades, 1931
#16 Lesbian Couple At Le Monocle, Paris, 1932
#17 The Statue Of Liberty Under Construction In Paris In 1884
#18 The Most Beautiful Suicide – Evelyn Mchale Leapt To Her Death From The Empire State Building, 1947
#19 7-Foot Bolaji Badejo, A Nigerian Design Student And One-time Actor, Wearing His Costume From The Now Classic Sci-Fi Thriller Alien, 1978
#20 The Remains Of The Astronaut Vladimir Komarov, A Man Who Fell From Space, 1967
#21 A Mother Shows A Picture Of Her Son To A Returning Prisoner Of War, 1947
#22 A German Child Meets Her Father, A WWII Soldier, For The First Time Since She Was 1 Year Old, 1956 (He was held prisoner in a Siberian concentration camp after being captured by the soviets.)
#23 Frida Kahlo Dressed As A Boy, 1924
#24 Hats In New York, 1930
#25 Wounded Combat Dog During Action On The Orote Peninsula, 1944
Before automatic pinsetters were invented, “pin boys” worked to manually line them up. (1914).
Sarcastic photo taken by anti-prohibitionists to mock their opponents in 1919.
A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)
An early example of “horsemanning”, the 1920′s version of “planking”.
Two winners of a 1922 Beauty Pageant, when beauty standards were much different.
An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short (1920s)
Suits were not allowed to end more than 6 inches above the knee.
A couple enjoys an old fashioned zipline on a weekend afternoon. (1923)
This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit. (1925)
A mildly terrifying 1920s full faced swimming mask designed to protect women from the sun.
Hitler rehearsing his speeches in front of a mirror (1925).
The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick. (1928)
A zookeeper gives penguins a delightful shower from a watering can. (1930)
The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph. (1931)
A cat poses for a cigarette card, found in Army Club Cigarettes. (1932)
How makers of the famous London Double-Decker buses proved they weren’t a tipping hazard. (1933)
Baby cages for 1930s apartment families who wanted their children to get enough sunlight.
The iconic photo of a concerned pea-picker and mother of seven children during the Dust Bowl (1936)
These glasses were specifically made for reading in bed
The 1930′s version of a GPS: This auto scrolling map was supposed to help people with directions in real time.
Model T “Elevator Garage” in Chicago. (1936)
Salvador Dalí and Coco Chanel sharing a smoke. (1938)
“Face Cones”: a fashionable way to protect oneself during snowstorms (1939).
A bicycle that fits a family of four, including a sewing machine. (1939).
Babies wearing the gas mask hood system during a 1940 London bombing drill.
WWII soldiers get their last kiss before deployment.
A tiny puppy sleeping comfortably between Russian soldiers. (1945)
An Austrian boy couldn’t be more excited about his first pair of new shoes in years. (1946)
A baby bear drinks a bowl of honey in a cafe. (1950)
A man dresses up his dog in a suit, then puts a cat in his lap. (1950s)
An ice-cold whisky dispenser, sometimes found in offices. (1950s)
The winner of the 1950 “Miss Atomic Bomb” pageant.
Afghan women at a public library during the 1950s.
The Afghanistan government was shifting towards democracy in the 1950s and 60s before the Taliban took over. Women could work, become educated, dress casually and use many of the modern day services that men could.
A young Paul McCartney takes a mirror selfie. (1959)
[Colorized] Young women hosting a 1950s house party.
Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial. (1959)
Fritz the bulldog, a TV celebrity, is groomed by a barber. (1961)
The Cat-Mew Machine. (1963)
This Japanese machine meows times per minute to scare away rats and mice. The eyes light up too.
A young woman takes her pet lobster out for a walk.
Young boy attending Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, 28th Aug 1963.
The “TV Glasses” that never quite caught on. (1963)
FATEHPUR SIKRI, INDIA
Built by Emperor Akbar to be the most beautiful city in the world, it was widely thought this goal was achieved – until people realized the city lacked access to water. It was abandoned as the capital of the Mughal Empire after just 10 years and is today a perfectly preserved 16th-century town.
Picture: Flickr user Sikri Goove2007
DECEPTION ISLAND, ANTARCTICA
A regular stop on Antarctic sailings, Deception Island was a popular place for scientific outposts until several volcanic eruptions destroyed the bases in the 1960s. Today you can see their remains, plus swim in hot springs.
Picture: Flickr user Wili Hybrid
OATMAN, ARIZONA, US
Of the Arizona ghost towns, quirky Oatman has to be among IgoUgo members’ favourite. It’s here where wild burros roam the streets and $60,000 bills decorate the walls of the local hotel, where, incidentally, Clark Gable and Carol Lombard spent their wedding night.
Picture: Flickr user Caveman 92223
A favourite part of this old Outback mining town (and early European settlement) is the “loneliest pub in the scrub,” also known as the Arltunga Hotel. It’s an ideal place for lunch or a cold beer before or after exploring Arltunga which was born out of a gold rush.
Picture: Page Lovelace
GRAFTON, UTAH, US
Founded for its fertile land and abandoned largely due to conflicts with Native Americans and flooding, Grafton is most famous as the set of the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The last residents left in 1944.
Picture: Flickr user Respres