266 posts tagged history
After Pearl Harbor
Training with gas masks in Hawaii, early 1942
Graphic designer extraordinaire Kevin Weir spends his time crafting historical GIFs. Restoring photos from the Library of Congress with an offbeat twist, Weir’s results are equal parts eccentric and incredible. <
From The Archives
LIFE with Bardot: All these years later, however, it’s still difficult for anyone who was not alive at the time to grasp the galvanizing effect that Bardot had — as an actress and as a sex symbol — around the world.
“Train of the Stars” crashes through wall. On 25th January 1948, The Super Chief claimed to be “The Train of the Stars” because of the many celebrities it carried between Chicago and Los Angeles. On this day it lost brakes at Los Angeles’ Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) crashed through a bumper post and a concrete wall and came to rest above Aliso Street. No injuries, but the engineer loses his job over the incident.
I Am A Fan
Police hold back a crowd of young fans outside Buckingham Palace, London, as the Beatles receive their MBEs.
The Real Rooftopper !
Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly, flag pole sitter, is fed donuts while positioned in a headstand on top of the Chanin Building in New York City - 1939.
Houston - We have a Problem !
30th August 1983: - Lightning over Challenger
Take off the Silk, Put on the Khaki
America’s First Women Soldiers, 1942.
The Way We Were !
Ladder, The Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil - 1986. By Sebastião Salgado
The way we were !
At the height of summer one of the favourite activities of the mainly young is tubing. This consists of gently drifting down the river - 1980. By David Hurn