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Proposed tower for the 1937 Paris Exposition, via.
Behind Big Ben
Charles Bridge, Prague, 1964
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.