Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pics of the Past

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The Dunhill tobacco and pipe shop was destroyed during an air raid in London during WWII. Undeterred, Alfred Dunhill Jr. set up a table in front of the ruined building and continued to sell pipes.
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Alcohol bootlegger pouring illegal drinks on the streets of Berlin in 1929.
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A live-action medical lecture at Rush College in Chicago.
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An early model of a zeppelin in France in 1908. The bulbs in the back of the aircraft were eventually removed.
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A mother and son observing a mushroom cloud after a 1953 atomic test in Las Vegas.
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Diver Chester E. Macduffee and his 400 pound diving suit, an early version of modern-day scuba gear.
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Women buying cocaine in Berlin in 1929.

The chap in the background appears to be the same as the bootleg alcohol seller in No 2 above.
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This is the view from the torch of the Statue of Liberty, where you can see the lady's hair. The torch has been closed to visitors since 1916.
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The progression of cell phones over the last 30 years.
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Marilyn Monroe's final photoshoot, featured in Vogue in 1962.
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Children eating turnips and cabbage, their only available Christmas dinner during the Great Depression.
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A scantily clad Southwest Airlines flight attendant, 1972.
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A family bicycle for everyone (sewing machine for mom included).


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