This collection of fantastic old images was shared with me by my father-in-law, and is too good not to share onwards. Sadly, I could not find a web-based version of the list, so I have decided to host them here. Enjoy, a visual feast of 20th century history.
Credits: Most of these images are old enough to be out of copyright and so are free to use. For the newer ones, I am sharing them under assumed fair use for educational purposes. The text has been copied from the original email. If you feel this post infringes your copyright, please let me know.
A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in 1884.
The construction of Disneyland .
The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.
Leo Tolstoy tells a story to his grandchildren in 1909.
Steamboats on the Mississippi River in 1907.
Construction of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
New York ‘s Times Square in 1911.
Child laborers in 1880.
The first photo following the discovery of Machu Pichu in 1912.
Elvis in the Army.
Bill and Hillary Rodem Clinton playing volleyball in 1975.
The 1912 World Series.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated in 1914, an event that helped spark World War I.
The Beatles in 1957
Fidel Castro lays a wreath at the Lincoln Memorial.
The first McDonalds.
Disneyland employee cafeteria in 1961.
British SAS back from a three month long patrol of North Africa , January 18, 1943.
Hitler in Paris .
The original Ronald McDonald — played by Willard Scott!
A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.
Winston Churchill out for a swim.
The Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906.
A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.
Nagasaki , 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
Martin Luther King, Jr removes a burned cross from his yard in 1960. The boy is his son.
The London sky following a bombing and dogfight between British and German planes in 1940
A different angle taken of “Tank Man,” the man who stood against a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square .
The last known Tasmanian Tiger photographed in 1933. The species is now extinct.
The Microsoft staff in 1978. (Bill Gates lower left, Paul Allen lower right)
A shell shocked reindeer looks on as World War II planes drop bombs on Russia in 1941
Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.
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