Sunday , 11 December 2016

Incredible Historical Photos Show How Far We’ve Come

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Time moves fast, but sometimes it’s good to take a break and reflect on a little human history.

Vietnam War 1965

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U.S. military authorities prepare to hang Dr. Klaus Karl Schilling, 74, at Landsberg, Germany, on May 28, 1946. He used 1200 Dachau prisoner’s for a malaria experiment

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Serial killer John Wayne Gacy poses with First Lady Roslynn Carter. This picture would become an embarrassment for the Secret Service as the pin Gacy is wearing indicates security clearance. 1978

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Marshland in front of the Lincoln Memorial, near the Potomac River, in 1917. Work is underway to turn this site into the 2,000-foot-long reflecting pool

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Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, built in 1874

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Monopoly board created by POWs held captive in the Philippines by the Japanese during WWII

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Arthritis-ridden Renoir painting flowers at his garden, circa 1910’s

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Trench Warfare. Photo taken by an official British photographer during WWI, 1917

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Alcatraz Prison Menu from 1946

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Carving George Washington into Mount Rushmore – 1932

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Jesse Owens crosses the finish line in Berlin to win the 100-meter sprint August 3 1936

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Salvador Dalí on a carriage drawn by his goat, 1953

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Newly liberated inmates at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp chase down and beat a former kapo (a prisoner assigned by the SS guards to supervise forced labor in the camp). Kapos were picked for their brutality towards fellow prisoners and received additional privileges, 16 April 1945.

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Typical grocery store queue in Vilnius (the capital of current Lithuania), 1990, USSR consumer goods shortage

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Disneyland’s “Rocket to the Moon”, 1967

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A thylacine or ‘Tasmanian tiger’ in captivity, circa 1930. The last thylacine died in captivity in 1936

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Citizen Kane premiere, 1941

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Ty Cobb “sliding” into home – 1920

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Heavyweight Boxing Champ Jack Johnson & wife, 1910s

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German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) tank neatly shot through the barrel – Belarus 1941

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The identification card of Anny Horowitz, a French Jewish girl murdered in Auschwitz, 1940

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