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Things I Learned From Bohemian Rhapsody

I recently took a long flight across the Pacific Ocean, which afforded me the opportunity to watch too many movies. One if those was Bohemian Rhapsody, the rock biopic covering the British rock group Queen. I’m embarrassed to say I...

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What Did the Jersey Shore Look Like in 1900?

This old photo shows Atlantic City back in 1900. You’re looking at the old Windsor Hotel. The Jersey Shore circa 1900. “Hotel Windsor, Atlantic City.” At left, the Traymore. Source: Shorpy

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1935 Photo of Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York City

Check out this great photo of New York in 1935. You’re looking at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library. It was originally built as the Third District Judicial Courthouse in the 1870s. Jefferson Market Court, southwest...

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Charleston’s Church Street in 1906

This amazing old photo shows Charleston’s Church St. way back in 1906. South Carolina circa 1906. “Old Charleston. Church Street just below Tradd Street showing Col. Robert Brewton’s house — No. 71 Church Street at left with piazza.” 8×10 inch...

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Catastrophic Bomb Damage in Tokyo During World War II

Below is a photograph — which really isn’t cool as much as it is historic — showing Tokyo and the incredible damage caused by Allied bombing raids. Click on it to see the zoomed in version. Aerial view of bomb...

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Lovely 1905 View of Pittsburgh From Mt. Washington

What do you think about this great old photo of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? You’re looking at the city from Mt. Washington around 1905. 1905. “Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Mount Washington.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. Source: Shorpy