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Rarely Seen ‘Enchanted’ Moments of World History, Part 3 (Megapost)

The first part of our series was so popular that even 9gag stole it, upside down (we guess they are working on Part 2 right now, which means turning it into a jpg with their logo). Our answer: we’ll try to come up with a better one. Please share widely if you like it, so that they cannot take us down again.

Manchester policemen, 1850

Manchester policemen, 1850

 

Queen Victoria with her children, 1852. She scratched off her own face personally, as she didn't like it.

Queen Victoria with her children, 1852. She scratched her own face off personally, as she wasn’t satisfied with the picture.

 

1862. Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man's face in order to study facial muscles. France. [1862]bb

Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man’s face to study his facial muscles. France, 1862

 

1896. Maratoni futok az elso ujkori oimpian Athenban.

Marathon runners at the first modern age Olympics in Athens, 1896

 

Korean nobleman and his carriers, cca. 1900

Korean nobleman and his carriers, cca. 1900

 

Japanese mobile vendor selling baskets and brooms, 1901

Japanese mobile vendor selling baskets and brooms, 1901

 

1916. Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916

Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916

 

1918. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds. Wall Street, New York. [1918]

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds. Wall Street, New York, 1918

 

1924. A game of human chess with actual soldiers. St. Petersburg, Russia. [1924]

A game of human chess with real soldiers. St. Petersburg, Russia,1924

 

1925. Two ladies improve their aim by taking golf lessons from a 'robot' trainer. [1925]

Two ladies improve their aim by taking golf lessons from a ‘robot’ trainer, 1925

 

Gay club in Berlin, 1930

Gay club in Berlin, 1930

 

1931. Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signing a baseball for Sonny Capone, the son of Al Capone. [1931]

Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signing a baseball for Sonny Capone, the son of Al Capone, 1931

 

Children celebrating Hitler's birthday, 1934

Children celebrating Hitler’s birthday, 1934

 

DKW advertisement, 1935

DKW advertisement, 1935

 

1936, Adolph Hitler asked artillery-maker Gustav Krupp whether he could build an artillery piece to defeat the new French Maginot Line. Krupp's suggestion a giant cannon with an 80-cm (31-inch) caliber.

In 1936, Hitler asked artillery-maker Gustav Krupp to build an artillery piece to defeat the new French Maginot Line. Krupp suggested a giant cannon with an 80-cm (31-inch) caliber. Hitler ordered two.

 

SS troops take a rest during the Berlin Olympics, 1936

SS troops take a rest during the Berlin Olympics, 1936

 

1937. The 'walking machine' at the National Bureau of Standards, for testing wear on shoes. [1937]

The ‘walking machine’ at the National Bureau of Standards, for testing wear on shoes, 1937

 

1940. Gazhajtasu taxik Londonban. A tetore helyezett zsakokban levo gazzal kb. 20-30 merfoldet tudtak megtenni. Raadaskent egy emeletes villamos.

Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham, 1940.

 

1940-es evek. Elefantokkal rakodnak be egy C-46-os teherszallitoba, valahol Delkelet-azsiaban.

A C-46 cargo plane is loaded by elephants somewhere in South-East Asia, 1940’s

 

1941. A German soldier is eyed suspiciously by a young french girl (1941)

A German soldier is eyed suspiciously by a young french girl, 1941

 

Heinrich Himmler listens to a Norwegian musician in his home, Norway 1941

Heinrich Himmler listens to a Norwegian musician in his home, Norway, 1941

 

Bucharest, Romania, 1942

Bucharest, Romania, 1942

 

A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London, 1943

A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London, 1943

 

November 1944: U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines. (AP Photo)

U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines, 1944 (AP Photo)

 

1944-45. J.D Salinger working on 'Catcher in the Rye' during the Allied invasion of France. When he landed on the beaches of Normandy, he carried 6 chapters of the book in his pack. [c. 1944 - 45]

J.D Salinger working on ‘Catcher in the Rye’ during the Allied invasion of France. When he landed on the beaches of Normandy, he carried 6 chapters of the book in his pack, c. 1944 – 45

 

1945. Gas mask being fitted to a mule by a Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army. [c. 1939 - 1945]

Gas mask being fitted to a mule by a Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army, c. 1939 – 1945

 

1945. German soldiers watching footage of concentration camps in 1945.

German soldiers watching footage of concentration camps, 1945

 

1945. The only picture ever taken of the Colditz cock, a glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material. It was built by British prisoners of war to try and escape the maximum security prison. 1945

The only picture ever taken of the Colditz cock, a glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material. It was built by British prisoners of war to try and escape the maximum security prison. 1945

 

1959. A dove landing on Fidel Castro's shoulder during an important speech. This landing has been the subject of much speculation, controversy, and worship. [January 8, 1959]

A dove landing on Fidel Castro’s shoulder during an important speech. This landing has been the subject of much speculation, controversy, and worship. January 8, 1959

 

Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960

Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960

 

1963. A hotline for getting directions before satnav. [1963]

A hotline for getting directions before satnav, 1963

 

A British Army Ammunition Technical Officer approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland, 1970

A British Army Ammunition Technical Officer approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland, 1970

 

1983. Alice Cooper with Salvador Dali

Alice Cooper with Salvador Dali, 1983

 

Muammar Gaddafi meets Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov in Libyan desert, 1984

Muammar Gaddafi meets Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov in Libyan desert, 1984

 

Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, 1985

Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, 1985

 

1987. Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, the tallest and shortest NBA players (both played in Baltimore Bullets)

Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, the tallest and shortest NBA players (both in Baltimore Bullets), 1987

 

Man trying to open the door of his cell in Kigali during the genocide in Rwanda, 1994

Man trying to open the door of his cell in Kigali during the genocide in Rwanda, 1994

 

2011. junius. Az Endeavour utolso repulese, eppen a Golden Gate felett.

The last flight of Endeavor near Golden Gate Bridge, June 2011

 

See also:

Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments of World History Part 1, Part 2, Part 4Part 5

Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments of US History Part 1, Part 2

 

Sources: Reddit, RLT, Popular Mechanics



8 Comments

  1. Assmaa Almaairgy

    Oh My GODNESS!! Very awesome collection …

  2. Carlo Alberto

    Thanks for this beautiful collection.
    I picked up some and tweeted them, obviously mentioning this site.
    grazie
    carlo

  3. Fondos de pantalla

    Good images, but some of these photos are very strong

  4. Jodi Trudel

    Alice Cooper pic was NOT 1983 it was the early 70s.

  5. Mr.Loto

    Images with a strong emotional impact …
    Merry Christmas.

  6. Tippster

    Washington Bullets, not Baltimore. They moved to the DC area in 1973.

  7. JHE

    Nice collection!
    Photocredits for every shot would be a must though.

    • Spacemaker

      Yes, you are right, we are looking for the information. If you have an idea, please, let us know!

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