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An amazing array of old photos from the past

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posted on May, 30 2014 @ 04:57 AM
When you look at these photos, it is quite amazing to see how people of the past are not too different to our present day people.
I think this proves that every photo is so unique in catching our history, that one day in the future our own photos will be looked at the same way, with shock and amazement.

The oldest known selfie. (1839)

Robert Cornelius took this photo outside the store his family owned. It became famous for being the first self portrait or as its commonly now known, a "selfie."

People posing next to the Statue of Liberty as it's unpacked. (1886)

This funny portrait of a woman was taken while she was mid-sneeze. (1900)

A "knocker-up" waking up clients - the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.

Before automatic pinsetters were invented, "pin boys" worked to manually line them up. (1914).

A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell. (1921)

An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren't too short (1920s)

This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit. (1925)

See more of the photos here.
More to follow.....

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 04:57 AM
Some fascinating photos would't you say?

Well in this final part we have Rare Celebrity Photos, please enjoy!

Barack Obama on his high school basketball team

Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time in 1968

Bill Gates' mug shot for driving without a license 1977

Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger - 1969

Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.

Ernest Hemingway's passport photo - 1923

Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.

Osama Bin Laden after practicing judo

Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro


posted on May, 30 2014 @ 05:05 AM
a reply to: skyblueworld


What an awesome thread, Madonna, Sting and Tupac... wtf... thanks for sharing I really got a kick out of this!

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 05:08 AM
Oh forgot the link for the 2nd set of photos:


Here is a bonus photo:
Baby cages for 1930s apartment families who wanted their children to get enough sunlight.

Really? oh wow!

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 05:17 AM
a reply to: skyblueworld


can you imagine the repercussions if someone did that in this day and age, yikes!

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 06:25 AM
a reply to: skyblueworld
Thanks for sharing!

Who else looked for Obama in the Bin Laden judo pic?

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 08:09 AM
The valley of the shadow of death, 1st Crimean war 1855.
Note all of the cannon balls.

Photo graph by Roger Fenton

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 08:22 AM
Wow! I love seeing old pictures like this, its the closest we can come to a time machine. Unless one of you guys have a time machine, private message me if you do.

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 08:32 AM
holy sh*t some of those old pics are crazy! baby cages? motorcycle jail cells? concentration helmets? WTF
Really amazing pics though. But,


also, i would like an ice cold whisky dispenser at my job. man...

edit on 30-5-2014 by CallmeRaskolnikov because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 30 2014 @ 09:53 AM
I love old photos and the woman in the middle of a sneeze showed how beautiful dresses were those days. As someone said above wonderful time capsules.

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