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Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments of World History, Part 5 (Megapost)

Sequel to our series on world history.

This is what California might have looked like from space in 1851

This is what California might have looked like from space in 1851

  1888 The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland (1888)

The graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888

  Billboards in Times Square 1900

Billboards on Times Square, 1900

  1900 Bulgarian peasants using an elephant to plow land 1900

Bulgarian peasants using an elephant to plow land, 1900

  This Model T ascended three flights of steps in Duluth, Minnesota, winning its owner a $100 bet, 1910s

This Model T ascended three flights of steps in Duluth, Minnesota, winning its owner a $100 bet, 1910s

  Control room of a submarine in 1918

Control room of a submarine in 1918

 

Two cyclists, Vervaeke and Geldhol, smoking during the 1920 Tour de France

Two cyclists, Vervaeke and Geldhol, smoking during the 1920 Tour de France

  1926 A federal agent searching a wood truck during Prohibition

A federal agent searching a wood truck during Prohibition, 1926

  Photograph of Pilot William C. Hopson of the U.S. Mail Service in Winter Flying Clothing ca. 1926

Photograph of pilot William C. Hopson of the U.S. Mail Service in winter flying clothing ca. 1926

  A Couple at the Le Monocle Lesbian Nightclub, Paris, 1932

A couple at the Le Monocle lesbian nightclub, Paris, 1932

  Big Chancellor, Little Chancellor Caricature of Hitler and Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß Shortly before the Latter’s Assassination Summer 1934

Big chancellor, little chancellor: Hitler and Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß shortly before the latter’s assassination, Summer 1934

1939 An instructor signals through a porthole to a seaman at the bottom of a 15 foot tank, during submarine crew training at the DSEA Instructional Centre at Portsmouth in 1939

An instructor signals through a porthole to a seaman at the bottom of a 15 foot tank, during submarine crew training at the DSEA Instructional Centre at Portsmouth in 1939

Poster in a London travel agency advising people to book their holidays in spite of the tense situation in Europe, 1939

Poster in a London travel agency advising people to book their holidays in spite of the tense situation in Europe, 1939

Crash landing of Grumman F6F Hellcat on flight deck of USS Enterprise, November 1943

Crash landing of Grumman F6F Hellcat on flight deck of USS Enterprise, November 1943

  1943 German soldier after the Battle of Kursk, Russia. Eastern Front, 1943

German soldier after the Battle of Kursk, Russia. Eastern Front, 1943

  1944 Two seconds before execution - Polish resistance members, Warsaw Uprising 1944

Two seconds before execution – Polish resistance members, Warsaw Uprising 1944

  1945 Panorama of destroyed Hiroshima after the nuclear detonation in 1945

Panorama of destroyed Hiroshima after the nuclear detonation in 1945 (click to enlarge)

  1948 Mahatma Gandhi's worldly possessions. ca 1948

Mahatma Gandhi’s worldly possessions, ca. 1948

  Post war reunion of U.S soldier William Best and 19-year old Joseph Guttman, whom he liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, New York 1948

Post war reunion of U.S soldier William Best and 19-year old Joseph Guttman, whom he liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, New York 1948

 

1953 Marc Riboud´s photo of Zazou, the Eiffel tower´s painter, Paris, 1953

Marc Riboud’s photo of Zazou, the Eiffel tower’s painter, Paris, 1953

  1955 Huffy-Radiobike. It has a radio! Solves the no earbuds problem.

1955 Huffy-Radiobike. It has a radio! Solves the no earbuds problem.

  A teenager at an Elvis Presley concert at the Philadelphia Arena on April 6, 1957

A teenager at an Elvis Presley concert at the Philadelphia Arena on April 6, 1957

  Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)

Doctors in protective clothing during an outbreak of smallpox in Wroclaw, Poland; July 20, 1963

Doctors in protective clothing during an outbreak of smallpox in Wroclaw, Poland; July 20, 1963

  The game goes on in spite of the November, 1965 fire at Silliman Hall on the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. The building burned down to the ground and the game was lost too.

The game goes on in spite of the November, 1965 fire at Silliman Hall on the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. The building burned down to the ground and the game was lost too.

The day Bob Dylan and John Lennon met, 1966

The day Bob Dylan and John Lennon met, 1966

  1969 Salvador Dali taking his anteaters for a walk in Paris

Salvador Dali taking his anteaters for a walk in Paris, 1969

  Skinheads and Hippies in Piccadilly Circus, 1969

Skinheads and hippies in Piccadilly Circus, 1969

  The Beatles Group are preparing for their famous crossing Abbey Road (1969)

The Beatles are preparing for their famous crossing of Abbey Road, 1969

  1969 US Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel

US Marine prepares to enter a Vietcong tunnel, 1969

  1970 Anton Szandor, founder and arch-priest of The Church of Satan

Anton Szandor, founder and arch-priest of the Church of Satan, in 1970

  World Trade Center during the holiday season, circa mid 70's

World Trade Center during the holiday season, ca. mid 70’s

  1975, over 3300 Vietnamese orphans were evacuated and transported by airplanes to the US

Over 3300 Vietnamese orphans are evacuated and transported by airplanes to the US, 1975

  A man uses an American flag to assault civil rights activist 1976

A man uses an American flag to assault civil rights activist, 1976

  Patrick Zachmann's photo of two lovers in Paris during flooding of the Seine, February 1978

Patrick Zachmann’s photo of two lovers in Paris during flooding of the Seine, February, 1978

  Women protesting the forced Hijab in Iran, days after the 1979 Revolution

Women protesting the forced Hijab in Iran, days after the 1979 Revolution

  Mount St. Helens before, and after the eruption in 1980

Mount St. Helens before and after the eruption in 1980

  Onlookers react to the explosion of Challenger, January 28, 1986

Onlookers react to the explosion of Challenger, January 28, 1986

  106 year old Armenian woman guards her home in southern Armenia in 1990

106 year old Armenian woman guards her home in southern Armenia in 1990

  Participants in the Miss Besieged Sarajevo 93 beauty pageant line up on stage in front of a packed audience in Sarajevo Saturday The 13 contenders held a banner reading Don't Let Them Kill Us May 29, 1993

Participants in the Miss Besieged Sarajevo ’93 beauty pageant line up on stage in front of a packed audience in Sarajevo Saturday. The 13 contenders held a banner reading ‘Don’t Let Them Kill Us’. May 29, 1993

This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that's here below me Bill Gates,1994

“This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me”. Bill Gates,1994

  A Butterfly lands on the face of a resting Bosnian Serb soldier, near the Eastern Herzegovinia town of Konjic, 1995

A Butterfly lands on the face of a resting Bosnian Serb soldier, near the Eastern Herzegovinia town of Konjic, 1995

An overhead view of Atlantis as it sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) before STS-79 in 1996

An overhead view of Atlantis as it sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) before STS-79 in 1996

 

Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments of World History Part 1Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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

 

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