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1. Disneyland Employee Cafeteria in 1961

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2. 106-year-old armenian woman guards home, 1990

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3. Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929

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4. First morning after Sweden changed from driving on the left side to driving on the right, 1967

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5. On May 1, 1947, photography student Robert Wiles heard a thunderous crash

and hurried to take an iconic picture that ended up in Life Magazine. The picture was of 23-year old Evelyn McHale. She had jumped to her death from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Read more here.

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6. Last prisoners of Alcatraz leaving, 1963

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7. Christmas dinner during Great Depression: turnips and cabbage

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8. Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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9. Mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale, Chicago, 1948

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10. Mom and son watching the mushroom cloud after an atomic test, Las Vegas, 1953

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11. Lifeguard on the coast, 1920′s

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12. Hotel owner pouring acid in the pool while black people swim in it, ca. 1964

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13. Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940

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14. Unknown soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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15. Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944

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16. Annette Kellerman

—she is often credited for inventing the sport of synchronised swimming after her 1907 performance of the first water ballet in a glass tank at the New York Hippodrome— promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

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17. 1890 and Santa Claus is in New York.

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18. Testing of new bulletproof vests, 1923

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19. President Richard Nixon learning to use oriental sticks during a 1972 visit.

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20. 1975. Babies being transported from South Vietnam to the USA during “Operation Babylift“.

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21. Baby cages used to ensure that children get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, ca. 1937

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22. Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940

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23. Construction of the Berlin wall, 1961

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24. Measuring bathing suits – if they were too short, women would be fined, 1920′s

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25. Martin Luther King with his son removing a burnt cross from their front yard, 1960

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26. Suntan vending machine, 1949. Spray tan already invented!

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27. Jesse James at the age of 16.

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28. Original daguerrotype of Billy The Kid.

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29. New York firemen on 1912.

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30. Willard Scott as Ronald McDonald, 1963

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31. Bathing suit fashion show in 1928.

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32. Building the Manhattan Bridge in 1908.

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33. Hearse for Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

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34. Charlie Chaplin at age 27, 1916

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35. Apollo I astronauts rehearsing the landing on water in 1966.

As J Sepp points out in the comment section below:

“[…] from center clockwise it is:
Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom – One of original 7 Mercury astronauts – Second American to fly in space.
Also flew during the Gemini missions – became first US astronaut to fly twice in space
Roger B. Chaffee – Was to be his first time in space
Edward H. White II – First US astronaut to walk in space during Gemini program”

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36. Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII

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37. Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901

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  1. pretty cool page !

  2. Photograph number 35 is not Apollo 11 astronauts. It is actually the Apollo 1 astronauts practicing.
    from center clockwise it is:
    Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom – One of original 7 Mercury astronauts – Second American to fly in space.
    Also flew during the Gemini missions – became first US astronaut to fly twice in space
    Roger B. Chaffee – Was to be his first time in space
    Edward H. White II – First US astronaut to walk in space during Gemini program

    • Thank you J Sepp. It didn’t say 11, but 2 in roman numerals. Anyhow, it was not correct, so I appreciate your comment and added the new info into the post.