March 3, 2015

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What Did Edinburgh Look Like in the 1860s?

Take a look for yourself. What a stunning old photo of the city. Make sure you click on the image below for a larger, more detailed version. It’s pretty amazing. Edinburgh in the 1860s Source: National Gallery of Ireland  Below...

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Candid Photos of Amelia Earhart’s Visit to Boston

Everyone knows that Amelia Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific on June 2nd, 1937. The photos below are from Earhart’s trip to Boston in 1928. She was originally from that area, being from Medford, Massachusetts. Amelia Earhart arrives at East...

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Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech in Color

This is another amazing piece of work by Dana Keller. This shows Gehrig wiping his tears as he gives the famous “luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech at Yankee Stadium on July 4th, 1939. Lou Gehrig –...

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Pan Am Flying Boat Over the Washington Monument

Clearly this is not something that you’d see today. What a beautiful image, taken sometime in the 1930s. Pan American Airways Sikorsky flying boat over Washington Monument Source: Boston Public Library

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Chicago’s Wrigley Field Crowd in Summer 1929

This is a great old photo of the crowd at Wrigley Field in Chicago, watching the Cubs play on July 27th, 1929. Just three months later, the stock market would crash, sending the United States into the Great Depression. It...

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Stratford Junior High School Outside Washington, D.C. in 1959

This is a cool old photo of regular life. It shows Stratford Junior High School in Arlington, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), taken on September 1st, 1959. For some context, two weeks later, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev came to Washington to visit President...