I have been spending some time of late looking at old photos of the "Iconic" nature and have decided that it would be a good idea to immortalize these
incredible images of our past. There are many photos throughout history that have moved us in a verity of ways, be they of war or the bright lights of
Hollywood, they seem to bring understanding, emotion and awe of times gone by.
In doing a search for a thread of this type I did find this one www.abovetopsecret.com...
posted in 2007. Several of the
posters within its single page are no longer with us.
I ask that you dig deep into your past research and post those pictures of "remember when" so they don't go silently into history never to be seen
again. Who knows, one might spark a thread idea. Give a small description of the time/era and what/who the picture is of for those who may not
recognize its nature in history. I also ask that we be careful with copyrights and give credit where credit is due if available.
Let this be a pictorial history of the days gone by.
I begin with the very first photo taken. (Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in the Summer of 1826)
The Great Earthquake and Fire of San Francisco (April 18th 1906) (photographer unknown)
The Great freeze of Niagara Falls in 1911(photographer unknown)(very rare photo)
The destruction of the Hindenburg(Murray Becker, 1937)
The taking of Omaha Beach, Normandy, France(Robert Capa, June 6, 1944)
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploding 73 seconds after lift off(January 28, 1986 photographer not found)
Bush Jr. being told of the Trade Center attack(September 11, 2001 photographer not found)
So there you have a start, some you recognize and maybe some you don't, but I left many open years and occurrences for you to add. Please have fun and
lets all learn something while exploring our history of frozen moments.
edit on 9-6-2012 by Agarta because: Sorry fixed a pic.